New York, Sep 12 (IANS) Italy football legend and New York City FCs Andrea Pirlo will soon take to the pitch wearing a pair of custom-made boots that pay homage to the other love of his life: winemaking.

Pirlo's Boots
Andrea Pirlo’s Boots

Having spent his childhood harvesting grapes at local vineyards in Flero, Pirlo now owns and operates his very own family winery in the region.

To herald the Italian deep-lying midfielder’s appreciation of fine football and fine wine, a leading sports brand has produced a signature boot for him that is designed to look like a bottle of merlot, a report on espnfc reads.

Just to complete the look, Pirlo’s boots are shipped in a wooden crate and even have insoles made of genuine cork that read ‘aged since 94’ — the year when Pirlo started his career at Brescia — in classic black scroll.

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