Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has released a limited edition pair of boots which feature Caerphilly Castle on them.
Joining forces with sports brand New Balance, Caerphilly-born Ramsey designed the boots taking inspiration from his tattoos and heritage.
Saint Michael the Archangel, a symbol of strength, power and leadership, is wrapped around the outside of the white and red boots, while a rising sun over Caerphilly Castle is situated on the inside. Both artworks feature on the 26-year-old’s tattoo on his left leg.
Arsenal midfielder Ramsey will debut the boots on Sunday May 7, when his side hosts Manchester United in the Premier League as the Gunners look to boost their hopes of a top-four finish.
Ramsey said: “I’ve really loved the opportunity to work with the New Balance team to design these boots. Every time I step on the pitch I feel proud to play for my club and my country, so to get to show this pride through my boots has meant a great deal to me. I can’t wait to play in them.”
Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football, said: “Aaron is a key member of the New Balance family and it’s been a real pleasure to design this boot alongside him. The team have created a stunning looking boot that is inspired by Aaron’s homeland and his beliefs, and we think fans and collectors will love this addition to the Visaro range. We’re all really excited to see Aaron wear these on the pitch.”
Just 100 pairs have been made available worldwide, each with its own unique serial number embroidered on the tongue.
Designed to Ramsey’s exact specifications, the boots are only available in size 8.5, and can be bought at www.newbalance.co.uk/football.