Cristiano Ronaldo has a new personalized weapon of choice, as Nike today introduced an all new version of the Mercurial Superfly CR7. There is a sophisticated elegance about this latest release, with a shimmer effect added to the classic black Mercurial Superfly silhouette upper via a new iteration of NIKESKIN technology. It is subtle and extremely clean, yet it has that dramatic visual effect you’d expect from a Ronaldo boot.
Again, as you would expect, the Mercurial Superfly CR7 is built specifically for speed. With a dynamic fit collar that locks down the player at full speed, the micro-textured Nike Flyknit upper provides a barefoot-like feel that gets the foot closer to the ball and closer to the ground for increased control. A highly responsive carbon-fiber plate is designed to further provide explosive speed in all directions.
These new boots are well-suited for me because they’re elegant, beautiful, and they really shine in a new and different way. I’ve always liked trying out new boots, new collections, new colors. Obviously it’s a special game against a big team this week, and I’m excited to play in boots that I feel so good in. – Cristiano Ronaldo
In terms of a debut, that will happen in one of the biggest games in world soccer, as Real Madrid take on Barcelona in El Clasico this weekend. In other words, it is the perfect stage for Ronaldo to showcase the boots in front of a huge worldwide audience. All part of the plan for Nike!
The new Mercurial CR7 is also available in a Mercurial Vapor X silhouette, allowing players to decide which collar height is best for them. The Mercurial Vapor features a tongue-less upper that wraps the foot for locked-down fit, and a micro-textured synthetic upper.