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The game of soccer took a quick step toward speed and made a fashion statement at the same time when Ronaldo stepped on the field in the first Mercurial soccer cleat at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the iconic look is hitting the streets with the Nike Air Max Mercurial R9.

 

‘El Fenómeno,’ the original Ronaldo and hands down the best player of his generation, was a menace to opposing defenders scoring 62 goals for Brazil and on the World Cup winning teams in 1994 and 2002.

 

Nike Air Max Mercurial R9

 

Nike Air Max Mercurial R9

 

Nike Air Max Mercurial R9

 

Nike Air Max Mercurial R9

 

Nike Air Max Mercurial R9

 

Nike made it possible for this design to hit the streets by replacing the studs with their Air Max cushioning and classic black/reflect silver colorway.

Nike Air Max Mercurial R9 in 1998 World Cup colorwayAnd stay tuned as rumors have it that Nike is soon to release the Nike Air Max Mercurial R9 in the colorway Ronaldo made famous in France in 1998.

 

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