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Football Boots > Nike Tiempo Ronaldinho 10R - Football Boots Vault

The SoccerBible has once again opened our Boot Vault to find a classic football boot from yesteryear. This time we've brought back the first generation Nike Tiempo Ronaldinho 10R football boots, as worn by the iconic Brazilian footballer.




Launched 4 years ago in late 2006, the Ronaldinho 10R series was the first complete signature line Nike had created exclusively for one of their football stars. But the 10R Tiempo Ronaldinho wasn’t just made for Ronaldinho, he helped create them.





It was Ronaldinho himself who, at the Nike design centre grabbed a pen and drew a circle on the in-step of his old boots. That was the size of the sweet spot he wanted and so that is what the Nike design gurus set about creating with the Ronaldinho 10R.


For starters, to provide this expanded sweetspot, a unique five-eye lacing system was developed and this was covered with a super soft fold over tongue for purer ball contact.



Ronaldinho grew up playing Brazilian Futsal. A game based on tight dribbling and absolute ball control with the sole of the foot, so the 10R featured textured thermoplastic stud tips in order to help grip the ball to maximise boot-sole ball control.


A golden sole plate reminds us of how high Ronaldinho's star was in 4 years ago, with his performances on the pitch mesmorizing and exciting.



The distinctive design elements on the 10R Tiempo Ronaldinho - three colours of stitching and a brand new "10R" logo - are included to represent strength, inspiration and joy that Ronaldinho has when playing football. Nike wanted to give each wearer that feeling of sheer joy from playing football, so these stylish additions enhanced the premium feeling and presentation of the boot.




Also at Ronaldinho’s request was the 10R’s highly polished, super smooth, yet classic black upper which is made from the soft ‘K’ leather - giving the samba star the ultimate feel and touch of the ball he wanted. The Nike Tiempo 10R is still a classic football boot today and is well worthy of its place in the SoccerBible's Boot Vault.



This original release of the Nike Tiempo Ronaldinho 10R hit stores for around £100 GBP, as was followed up by several additional colourways during the series life. Ronaldinho sported versions in Pearl, Red, Cinder and Obsidian, before migrating to the 10R Dois range in 2008.



Stay tuned to the SoccerBible as we reveal more soccer cleats from the Boot Vault, showcasing the best retro, classic and once forgotten boots and bringing them back to life!


Only published comments... Oct 16 2010, 09:00 AM by Boot Spy



djkeogh5 said:

for some reason in the second picture it kind of looks like laser iii got some design cues from these r10s

October 16, 2010 9:10 AM

Blair messi said:

These boots were the best i had every pair

October 16, 2010 9:10 AM

Mister Mbutu said:

Showcasting callic boots is nice idea!

October 16, 2010 9:13 AM

O Jogo Belo said:

ahh when boots were a hundred quid, how things change

October 16, 2010 9:30 AM

mutantjohn said:

Proud to own a pair :)

October 16, 2010 9:36 AM

SkilletBoi said:

Does Anybody remember the leather nike R10 Ball that came out at around the same time aswell, i get one for my birthday but i never use it, its too special and you cant even buy it anymore!

October 16, 2010 9:39 AM

5050cent said:


October 16, 2010 9:59 AM

Adidas_forever said:


October 16, 2010 10:03 AM

MCKER11 said:

need to bring 'em back or at least have some colour in the tiempo !

October 16, 2010 11:12 AM

moriorixs said:

classic lookin well made football boot

October 16, 2010 11:27 AM


@skilletboi....... yeah i rmember the ball. i had one to. if i was you i would continue not to kick for 2 reasons.

1. if you cant by it any more it could be worth a bit

and 2. it was terrible to kick anyway.

October 16, 2010 12:50 PM

midilivi11 said:

ronaldinho was apsolutly amazing

October 16, 2010 12:52 PM

LADA said:

the only draw back to this boot was how heavy it was and if  it got wet cause then u might as well put a pair of timberlands on

still a very sexy design

October 16, 2010 1:02 PM

jc13 said:

@midilivi11, agreed dude he was like the most creative player ive ever seen. hes the one who inspired me to play football. + love the boots

October 16, 2010 1:09 PM

Portugal R live said:


October 16, 2010 1:18 PM

Masterofsoccer said:

i have 2 pairs and i love them, these shoes are almost as good as the vapors and tha vapors costs 100 pounds more and are made of 100% plastic! nike are loosing it..

October 16, 2010 1:33 PM

Rohan_Football_Forever said:

oh how i loved this boot

October 16, 2010 3:10 PM

gak8 said:

someone on my team has these.. wats that sole made of?

October 16, 2010 3:43 PM

AE7 said:

this were my fave boots long time ago

October 16, 2010 4:48 PM

js7 said:

ronaldinho boots are ugly

October 16, 2010 5:31 PM

F50myster said:

@js7- cristiano ronaldo and his boots are ugly!!!!!!!!!!  FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 16, 2010 5:51 PM

Nidas said:

yea right

October 16, 2010 7:26 PM

pcm19 said:

these are ok, just ok...

October 16, 2010 8:10 PM

TheConstable said:

I love the boot vault! I could care less about Superflys

October 16, 2010 8:54 PM

Red Devils 4ever said:

One of my favorite boots ever. I loved them

October 16, 2010 10:47 PM

Steven4vapor said:

i had a pair. didnt like them all that much. probably kuz i got them in soft ground as my first soft ground shoes.

October 16, 2010 11:01 PM

barc4b0y said:

beautiful tiempos... these were the tiempos that i like not the now days ones. i like the awsome colors they had and the tongue was sweet spot. nice.

October 17, 2010 1:52 AM

OnlyFootball said:

Ehhh, I was always more keen on the Dois 10R. The sheen on these made them look sort of plastic, and though I appreciate the simplicity of them the lace cover never grew on me.

October 17, 2010 5:24 AM

Getsuga04 said:

looks better than the current tiempos...

October 17, 2010 12:59 PM

wellzsauce said:

one of the guys on my mens team still wears these. classic boot.

October 18, 2010 3:31 AM

100preChivas said:

i think that the 10R Dois were better......but the tiempos are nice

October 18, 2010 10:38 PM

splsoccer8 said:


October 19, 2010 1:34 AM

t.r chelsea said:

are these the new ronaldinho boots?

very nice, although i shall say that the heel looks a bit "clumpy".

a lovely colour and nike should sell many of this amazing, technology filled boots. how much are they? might "pop" into a nearby "store" and "grab" a pair! thanks, please reply

October 22, 2010 8:19 PM


not for me!!

October 28, 2010 10:17 AM

mizanSufri said:

probably not the best look. But,great performance! Especially it's power and accuracy.

October 29, 2010 6:11 PM

RodriguezMateo said:

Looks like it's better in a display case, then on the pitch.

November 6, 2010 9:15 PM

srodgers said:

dont look like a bad pair of boots these

December 13, 2010 2:14 PM

Conna2k11 said:

Not bad boots lk

March 24, 2011 11:37 AM

feichauang2011 said:

April 15, 2011 3:20 PM

Footymad12 said:

The Ronaldinho ball was like kicking a brick haha.

These boots were *** awesome though. Bring back real leather.

August 10, 2011 1:18 PM

jakehammond said:

Boss boots, quality is amazing and they look class. They are heavy but you get the advantage in a super stiff soleplate  ( think tiempo elite stiff) and a rock solid " its going to hurt you more than me"  feel and support.

August 20, 2013 7:49 PM

jakehammond said:

On the issue of weight 50-100g is nothing, I trained with 2.5 kg weights on my ankles at the weekend and could hardly tell the difference, and I'm no pro. Try it and you'll throw those vapors in the bin !  Also a lot of given weights are BS, adizero primes don't weight 165g and the leather version are around 250g, 15g less than world cups - go figure.  

August 20, 2013 7:54 PM
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