The Nike CR7 Safari soccer cleat, designed and worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, is now available to buy in the US. Opinions have been completely mixed on the new Nike release over the past few weeks, with nobody totally sure what to think of the polka-dot design. The vast majority if comments were pretty negative towards the CR7 Safari shortly after release, but it seems that since that time, a number of people have warmed to how they actually look on the field. My thought have not changed on the release and how they look, although I am again heavily impressed with how Nike have created a storm of media attention around the new soccer cleat!
If you are on the market for a pair, here is what you are choosing between:
Vapor Superfly II – Top of the range and the most expensive to boot, designed using Superfly technology as well as a retractable front stud. Nike also use a visually enhanced pattern along the side of the boot, as seen in the image above. Each pair comes with an exclusive shoe bag and box. Weigh in at 7.6oz. Priced around $400.
Mercurial Vapor VI – My preferred choice in the range, primarily because of the comfort and performance they offer. Dawoo Synthetic lace cover create a large, inviting strike zone. Dual density injected studs and a new Vapor Traction pattern allows effortless cutting and instant acceleration. and weighs in at 8oz. Priced around $240.
Mercurial Miracle – If you want value for money, you can’t really beat what the Miracle. The have a very similar look to the Superfly. The newest innovation is the separated heel island constructed on glass fiber, with a stud system similar to the Mercurial Vapor. Weigh in at 8.5oz. Priced around $125.
Lunar Gato – Designed specifically for indoor surfaces, you can also sport these as an everyday sneaker – if you are brave enough! Features lightweight, springy cushioning and excellent impact protection for intense, small-sided games on hard surfaces. Priced around $85