We now know what the boots Cristiano Ronaldo will wear at the 2022 World Cup look like, with Nike dropping his latest signature release today! He has been treated to a fresh Mercurial Air Zoom Superfly IX design that features an exclusive pattern paying tribute to Portuguese culture and heritage.
“Like Cristiano Ronaldo, azulejo tiles are a Portuguese national treasure. For the Nike Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite CR7, we took visual inspiration from the Portuguese icons to show what can be achieved when one dedicates themselves to the craft.”
Ronaldo might be having a tough time on the domestic front at the moment, but there is no doubt that he will be leading the charge for Portugal once the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, with a mission to be an impact as much as possible. This is likely to be his last World Cup, so there will be a huge spotlight on his performances. At least he will be looking good with this latest design on foot.
The new Air Zoom Mercurial is built from the ground up for the modern soccer player. There are several elements that make these extremely unique and different to the market including an articulated, three-quarter length Zoom airbag that sits directly inside of the plate of the boot. This helps to bring the foot closer to the ground for an even greater sense of snappy, propulsive energy return. The new Zoom airbag also features flex grooves that provide flexibility and natural movement of the foot to better fit the needs of dynamic movement in soccer.
We also see another unique debut on the Air Zoom Mercurial: a Tri-Star stud pattern. The new stud design helps players move laterally as well as downhill for faster play in all directions.
Find pairs available on Monday 10/31 at SOCCER.com.