This is without one of Nike’s boldest releases. With Cristiano Ronaldo on hand, Nike released the CR7 Safari – a boot that combines high-performance innovation and heritage of the Nike Safari print. You are probably going to read plenty about the release, but here is our take on the more important talking points of the new Nike Superfly II release.
If you search for ‘Nike Safari’ online, you will find a huge number of sneakers that feature a similar print, but this is the first time Nike has used the design on a soccer cleat. It was only a matter of time! The print was originally introduced on the Air Safari running shoe in 1987.
The release is basically the Nike Superfly II with a new design. There are no new technology upgrades on the boot, the unique NIKE SENSE adaptive traction system and flywire technology is still included.
Apparently, these were designed to the exact specifications of Cristiano Ronaldo! If you are wondering what is unique about the actual design, well in another nod to speed, the soccer cleats arresting Safari print is overlaid with a tonal chevron pattern that is illuminated in certain light. Nike has again focused on the premise of reflective graphics improving player awareness on the pitch – you will stand out more.
Breaking it down some more
The black dot pattern comes in two tones; a black and an almost gray. If you look at the side image of the boot you will notice that the areas are divided to make it look like arrows are pointing forward on the outside of the boot. This is the area that will stand out under lights. Not only that, but Nike have added matching laces!
Cristiano Ronaldo will debut the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II on pitch November 7, during “El Derbi”, the battle of Madrid’s finest – Atletico Madrid versus Real Madrid.
My Personal Take
They are absolutely unique – yet I won’t be splashing cash on them just yet! Don’t get me wrong, they will appeal to a lot of players, and maybe they will look good on the field but they just are not my style! CR7 is a huge marketing tool for Nike, and in my opinion Nike are trying to take advantage of that by releasing a boot that is sure to get worldwide attention for its looks. In my opinion, they should have invested in redesigning the Superfly range so it performs better on field!
What are your thoughts on the release?
If there was an award for ugliest boot of the year this boot would be a winner for sure
So… ugly than the Puma's V1.10 in "Parachute" color!
the pattern was release in the vapor 6 and lunar gato models too…
haha. its pure shite, but i guess his sense of fashion never was heterosexual anyhow – http://static.blogo.it/gossipblog/CristianoRonald… – fantastic fit with his purse, http://anyblog.org/gossip/wp-content/uploads/2008… – safari+short shorts anyone?)
I don't really see why everyone hates them so much. While they're not my preferred choice of style, I still don't think they're as horrible as people are saying they are.
What do you think about the color of the boots Bryan?
try to see if you can find an uglier colour than this..
Nike is actually pushing all fans to buy adidas, they have been doing this since vapor V I guess and they will continue because I saw some pictures of SF3 and vapor 7 and there is nothing new, just change of pattern on the instep. They last "new" boot from nike was vapor IV. After that everything is similar, it's like they run out of ideas or something
How many dalmatians Nike needed to build all these cleats?
Or they made of cookies and cream xD~
Moving to Mizuno!!
@dolares nice pics mate! He looks gay lol xD~
Digger ikke ronaldo så god men, skoene var cool
Hva synes dere om skoene ??
Dude seriously…. what the heck are you talking about? English please :p
Dear Bryan ,
Just wanna ask , which one would you choose if giving the miracles and the ctr tequartista ? i'm on a budget . and i duno which to get
Uhmm , what in the world ?
The worst nike's i've everr seen , i have the cherry ones & those are so much bettter , come on nike , lets be real please .
the nike " air safari" circa 1987 is a classic shoe because the safari print is layed out in a subtle manner with great contrasting colors(and biz markie's unofficial marketing helped it's sales and appeal to "urban" fashion-oriented consumers). this shoe lacks the design appeal it claims to have. the only innovation(using this word lightly) this shoe has brought to the table is to introduce an ULTRA classic nike print( a la air jordan 3 cement print) to a brand new market. i am a part time sneaker dealer(mostly vintage, collectible and rare releases for casual wear) and have seen the quality of materials used by nike diminish over the years. i agree with bryan about how nike should be focusing their efforts on performance/technology instead of gimmicks(have you seen what CR looks like with safari print all over his face? now you can!) via marketing/advertising.
guys this is all CR not nike designing it
ESTAN MUY MUY MUY FEOS
no one wants to go back to the eighty's.So stop making retarded cleats nike.
these shoe are really quite cool; and to anyone who says they are ugly then go get your eyes checked because how could you say they are ugly? they have to be only like the coolest shoes ever made for soccer. i asked about 20 people if they liked these shoes and they said that they were sick and were the coolest shoes ever.
these cleats go hard!!! theyre so sick i would totally get them in blue!!!
So is C.Ronaldo the new Cruella de Vil or something?
Come on people it not dat bad its kinda kool but they can make better shoes ;)Johnny Perez#7
ejje las mejores exactas d CR7 MI 2BLEE
We love u CR.I love your new boots nike CR7 safari.I try the shoes and i feel something special on it. Thanks CR for designing the shoes
ugh if I ever seen anything uglier it would be this cleat…I could crap a better lookin cleat thn this..not to mention…I see more girls with these cleats than guys…this cleat is indescribably horrible…what murder is to the bible, this cleat is to soccer…fail
cr7 safi é otima para tudo com bater falta,escanteios e sua velocida de inpressionante
Poor Guy. These Shoes Are Amazing They Combine Lightweight And Power Together. I Admit The Fact That The Print Looks Like Dog Shit.
CR i love u
WHO EVER LIKES THESE CLEATS COOL UR MY BESTFRIEND CAUSE I LIKE EM TO THERE VERY COOL ORIGINAL AND NO OTHER BRAND HAS THE STYLE AND FOR THOSE WHO DISLIKE THEM COOL KEEP UR NEGATIVE COMMENTS TO URSELF CAUSE NOBODY CARES WE DONT WANT TO HEAR HOW U DONT LIKE EM AND HOW THERE UGLY CAUSE FOR ALL WE KNOW YOUR UGLY URSELF AND UR TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING UGLIER THAN YOU (:
o my gosh