Nike is back with another headline grabbing design for their star man – aka. Cristiano Ronaldo – and they are a boot definitely worth highlighting! The Mercurial Superfly CR7 Silverware leverages the unique shimmer effect that initially debuted in black last October. This latest colorway is inspired by the silver trophies elite players like Ronaldo pursue this time of year.
When it comes to customized designs that really capture the attention of soccer fans, Nike know how to make it work. These provide an unmistakable look that players will be eager to get their hands on. Over the past year we have seen several high-vis style designs intended to capture player attention. This includes the likes of the Adidas “glow-in-the-dark” series and the Lotto Solista, which reflects the flash of lights. What is so different about the Superfly Silverware is that they are a day boot that stand out during day play. You only need to expose them to sunlight to see the glitter style design shine.
Available from Soccer.com.
The shimmering silver upper is accompanied by several other shades to really make them pop. For the Nike Swoosh and CR7 logo that sits on the heel, they went with a white center and Orange/Black highlight trim. The Dynamic Fit collar comes in an Obsidian, almost dark navy blue shade. From a distance, it almost looks like a black, but when you compare it to the actual black trim on the top of the collar (and the laces) you can see how it is slightly different.
Ronaldo debuted the boots this past weekend and he managed to give them a goals scoring start on one of the biggest stages in world soccer – El Clasico. Unfortunately for him, Real Madrid lost out to Barcelona 2-1 but at least Nike were pleased with their return. If you didn’t spot, Ronaldo actually wears a customized version of the boot that is intended to suit his specific requirements. That includes a slightly lower cut on the mid-cut collar.
Then there is the soleplate and its performance. Given that the sole features a bladed configuration, these are going to offer differing types of explosive speed on different surfaces. Ideally, they are the perfect option for FG surfaces, where I found them to be particularly effective with a little mud on the pitch. The blades provide a firm footing without grasping hold of mud like other conical studded boots do. On artificial surfaces, they should work pretty well but I would only consider them where the turf material is of a newer breed and offers a more realistic, natural feel.
If you have never tried on a pair before, I’m sure there are many out there with concerns on how they actually slip on your feet. In similar fashion to the Magista, they are very easy to put on and it doesn’t take much time. The mid cut collar is stretchy enough to allow your foot quick entry. Pulling them off is actually the tough part, but even that only takes a few seconds.
If you pick up a pair, you’ll also find a string-bag in white inside for carrying your boots!
Retail wise, they will be available to purchase at Soccer.com.