It wouldn’t be a big international soccer tournament without Nike dropping some sort of special edition boot just for Cristiano Ronaldo. With Portugal securing a place in the knockout stages, Ronaldo will be wearing the CR7 Superfly Chapter 6 Edição Especial through the remaining games.
In 154 games for his country, Ronaldo has netted more goals than any European player in history. He currently sits in second place with 4 goals on the race for Golden Boot, wearing the Just Do It Superfly in each game to date. This special Mercurial Superfly 360, a rare alternate colorway of his Chapter 6 boots, honors his extraordinary legacy.
In addition to the boots Ronaldo will wear, 154 pairs will be available in Europe. Unfortunately, Nike has no plans to bring pairs to the US and they are going to be extremely tough to get given the limited number of pairs released.
CR7 Chapter 6 “Born Leader”
Chapter 6 in the series of seven CR7 boots focuses on Ronaldo’s role as the captain of his national team. As such, the palette of the boot complements Portugal’s traditional colors. “When you play for your country you want to win, you want to defend your colors,” confirms Ronaldo.
He captained Portugal for the first time on February 6, 2007, the day after his 22nd birthday. The following year, he became the federation’s standing skipper and has since gone on to set the record for most captaincies of his country — a record he extends with every Portugal appearance. Even when injured and unable to play (as he was in the final of the 2016 European Championship), Ronaldo has made a positive impact on his team through his leadership.
There is a lot of detailing that makes these just that extra bit special, including;
- A nod to Portugal’s historical sea exploration lies within the Swoosh. On the lateral side of the heel, the captain’s “C” is incorporated into a raised applique of the sphere (an armillary sphere graphic is also featured on the boot bag).
- Black at the collar blends to hyper jade toward the sole making these the first Mercurial 360 boots to feature more than one knit color. The cross on the heel tab ties back to the cross within the Portugal National Team collection.
- The cross pattern underfoot the Mercurial 360 is aligned with the pattern on Portugal’s new away jersey.