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Nike has a history of releasing a new CR7 boot just before a Clasico, and with Saturday’s clash on the horizon they have released the latest Mercurial Superfly signature cleat.
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This boot comes in a classic black, and features a unique shimmering effect. This is created using advanced NIKESKIN technology, and means that when Ronaldo sparkles on the pitch, his boots will do the same.
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A large white Swoosh runs from the front of the boot along the outside, and on the instep of each are the white ‘CR7’ graphics.

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on


Max Blau, VP Global Football Footwear at Nike, explained the thought process behind this new concept. “Our team was really inspired by the idea of taking a classic color and making it look totally new. What we’ve done here is create a completely new way to look at black. This boot should set a new bar on-pitch.”
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Regarding the shimmer concept, Blau said “We knew we wanted to create this shimmering effect on-pitch, and do something that would really stand out in the sun or under lights, but it took us many iterations to get it just right”.
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The Mercurial Superfly CR7 is built for speed, one of the many attributes of the Real Madrid star. The Flyknit upper uses micro-textures to get the foot closer to the ball and allow for better control, and the blue carbon-fiber sole is designed specifically for explosive speed in all directions. The dynamic-fit collar helps wrap the boot further around the foot, but a low-cut cleat is also available.
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“These new boots are well-suited for me because they’re elegant, beautiful, and they really shine in a new and different way” said Ronaldo. “I’ve always liked trying out new boots, new collections, new colors. Obviously it’s a special game against a big team this week, and I’m excited to play in boots that I feel so good in.”

The Nike Mercurial CR Boot & Apparel Collection will be available starting tomorrow (Friday, October 24) at WorldSoccerShop and other fine retailers.

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