With El Clasico taking place this Sunday, Nike have taken the opportunity to present Cristiano Ronaldo with another new pair of boots for the occasion. Following the release of the new Mercurial Superfly CR7 Silverware, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the best signature CR7 boots Nike have released over the past year.
Mercurial Vapor IX CR7 Special Edition
After a sensational 2013 which culminated in a Ballon d’Or win in January 2014, Nike released a limited edition Mercurial Vapor. There were just 100 pairs worldwide, each of them individually numbered.
The boot was beautiful in its simplicity; an all-white upper with a black Nike swoosh, with a stunning gold plate for the outsole. This gold plate perfectly complemented his Ballon d’Or trophy, and CR7 debuted the boots in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey win over Barcelona in April 2014.
Anyone that was able to get their hands on a pair can count themselves very fortunate!
Mercurial Superfly CR7
Before this season’s first league El Clasico, Nike bestowed upon Ronaldo a new Mercurial Superfly with a shimmering galaxy effect. The black upper used advanced NIKESKIN technology to create the shimmering effect, which glitters under the floodlights.
The large CR7 logo featured in white on the side of the boot, which came with Nike’s new dynamic fit collar. The sole plate was a classy opaque blue.
These turned out to be shooting boots for Ronaldo, as he scored a penalty in a 3-1 win for Los Blancos over their arch rivals.
Rare Gold Mercurial Superfly CR7
No sooner had Ronaldo won his third Ballon d’Or in January this year, Nike had released a rare gold Mercurial Superfly to honour the Portugal forward, the rationale being that gold is earned and Ronaldo had earned these boots.
As well as the gold effect, these boots featured the unique design aspect of having micro-diamonds hand-applied to the CR7 logo. No doubt a cool idea, but you can imagine a diamond being chipped off during the game and a bunch of players looking for it on the turf!
The boots received a bittersweet debut in the Copa del Rey match against Atletico Madrid; despite scoring, the 2-2 draw was not good enough for Real Madrid having lost the first leg 2-0.
We’re looking forward to Sunday to see if Ronaldo’s latest boots bring him luck in Camp Nou.