Along with the release of the Superfly III CR7, Nike has added the new CR7 design to the Vapor series, by creating the Vapor VII CR7 (3). In similar fashion to the Superfly, this is the second Cristiano Ronaldo inspired design to hit the Vapor VII range. What makes this boot unique is that it features two completely different designs on either side of the boot!
The left half has a crazy striped configuration that infuses Mach blue and Solar red colors, while the right half features a monotone silver criss-cross pattern. It is the same effect on both shoes, so basically the outside of either boot features opposite designs! Again with all CR7 releases, you are either going to love them or hate them – there is no in between!
I regularly find myself recommending the Vapor series to players as a top option, and a much more economical option over the Superfly. And lets, be honest, not everyone can afford to splash out $400 on a new boot. You don’t get Flywire technology or the adaptive stud, but you do get a Teijen Microfiber upper matched with a Tepex glass composite chassis that allows for a lightweight boot. The Vapor VII comes in at a tasty 8oz.
Nike continue their tradition of releasing top rated boots with the Vapor VII. On release, many fans criticized the fact Nike had created little to no updates. I have found that the minor updates Nike made only created a more defined cleat that competes at the top of the market. The one exciting thing about the Vapor VII is that it suits all players on the field, something that can’t be said about the majority of lightweight releases on the market. Nike use a very well constructed upper that offers protection, while also giving you a lightweight feel. In terms of size, I found that the Vapor VII offers a very suitable option for wide fitting players. Many players suffer problems around the mid area of the soleplate, but Nike offer a nice wide fit to accommodate most players. Ordering true to size is the way to go!
The Vapor VII CR (3) will retail for $200.