A lot of people have been waiting for the arrival of the Nike Vapor VIII CR7, well finally it is here!
Oddly enough, this is probably the most simplistic CR7 design we have seen to date, with the Vapor VII Safari and Superfly CR offering much different designs. This boot features a modern, classic black upper twisted with a Light Blue contrasting line and a very flavorful Pink soleplate. It is an extremely unusual look but one that compliments a maturity in Ronaldo’s taste.
In terms of what performance can be expected, this is essentially the Nike Vapor VIII with a new paint job. There has been some minor tweaks with the Vapor VIII through its life, with the addition of ACC and some blade reinforcement. I expect Nike has made one or two slight modifications with this release, but nothing dramatic. The Teijin Microfiber upper offers a sleek close fit, achieved by making the material around the toe softer.
For those eager to pick up a pair of Mercurial Vapor VIII CR boots, you have a few weeks to wait! They are currently available for pre-order from sites like Soccer.com, but their official retail date is not until December 1st.
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The soleplate is extremely vibrant and the Pink used completely contrasts with the old-school upper. Traction is everything when the final goal is explosive speed and the Vapor series features a two blade heel design that allow for a quick release from the turf and the asymmetric design of the stud configuration delivers an explosive start.
Nike has placed a new and bold graphic logo located on the heel of the boot in gold, it features a heart (representing a love of winning) overlaid with an X (representing a hatred of losing), to reflect CR’s philosophy on and off pitch. And sitting just above the new logo is Ronaldo’s signature #7 – as worn on his jersey.
We will update once we have official word on where the Mercurial Vapor VIII CR can be ordered, but Soccer.com should have them listed real soon, with a retail of December 1st.