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Nike Mercurial IX CR7 – Supernova Edition

Nike Vapor IX CR Supernova

Nike are back with another signature and personalized release for Cristiano Ronaldo, with this one taking on an appearance to match his “out of this Galaxy” performances. Well, at least that is where the concept of the design was originated, according to Denis Dekovic, Nike Footwear Design Director:

We were watching a game, and after Cristiano scored yet another amazing free-kick the commentator posed the question ‘Is Ronaldo from this planet?!’”

This version of the Nike Vapor IX features an all-over digital print of the Star Vela Supernova and includes a seven star path print, paying homage to Cristiano’s jersey number. The supernova print is juxtaposed with a popping chrome swoosh flecked with silver fleck and a Blue Glow outline. There is definitely not another boot out there that looks like anything like these.

Those interested in a pair can secure a pair via order right now.

CR7 Galaxy Top Down

CR Galaxy up-close

CR Galaxy Soleplate

Everything about the release is geared toward CR7 being out of this world, limitless and from another planet. Over the past few weeks, we have been exposed to a lot of leaks of this boot and without the actual thought process behind the design, they look kind of odd. But when you factor in the direction Nike has taken and the reasoning behind the obscure design, it starts to make some sense. Sometimes understanding where the concept comes from can create a more personal collection with a wild and very abstract print.

[Also: Nike Vapor IX CR Review]

The actual design is built into the Nike Vapor IX boot, which we have become familiar with since their release this January. The upper is a smooth teijen microfiber as opposed to the dimple design we have seen on most releases in the range. This is pretty standard for a Ronaldo release as it seems to be his personal choice for optimal control and touch.

Thoughts on this latest Nike CR7 design?

Those interested in a pair, they are available to pre-order now.

Vapor IX CR Galaxy

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8 comments

  1. Can you compare these nice looking cleats with the pele trinity 3e kangaroo in terms of performance?

  2. Or the nike mercurial IX leather with pele

  3. Are these limited? Or are they going to be made in normal amounts?

  4. I really like these and I was going to preorder them on soccer.com but the pictures I saw on there the laces were a bright blue, the same as the back two studs on the boot. I was wondering if you had any info on this. Like, do I get both or is there some kind of marketing error?

  5. when will this boot hit the market ?

  6. Dear Nike, please put an AG plate on this upper.

    Thanks.

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