Nike Launches New Mercurial IX ‘CR7 Galaxy’ Boot and Collection (Oct 21, 2013)

Nike has released the highly-anticipated Galaxy version of the Cristiano Ronaldo Mercurial IX CR7 soccer boot along with a supporting clothing collection.

El Clasico date for new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Galaxy

The almighty Nike CR series is back for another spell in the spotlight. This week marks the launch of Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest Mercurial model – the Nike CR Mercurial Galaxy. After months of anticipation, we can finally give you the first official look at Ronaldo’s new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Galaxy football boots. 

According to the global sportswear giant: Nike’s latest version of the Mercurial boot celebrates the super-charged speed and on-pitch dominance of one of the world’s greatest players, Cristiano Ronaldo.  Featuring a ‘supernova’ print, the Nike Mercurial IX CR7 Boot and 2013 CR7 Collection take inspiration from the Portuguese star’s unique style of play.

It’s great to collaborate with Nike. It gives me added confidence to know that they take my thoughts to create the best boot for me,” said Cristiano Ronaldo.  “In addition to the way the boots perform, it’s also cool when we create something that represents my personality and style of play.  It’s a very special relationship.” 

The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano’s style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy. What Cristiano is able to achieve on the field is something that we felt was limitless. So we took that direction and focused on creating a highly luxurious finish fused with modern print and color choices,” added Dekovic.

The Mercurial IX boot features an all-over digital print of the Star Vela Supernova and includes a seven star path print, paying homage to Cristiano’s shirt number. The supernova print is juxtaposed with a chrome swoosh flecked with silver fleck and a Blue Glow outline.

Since its original launch over 10 years ago, the Mercurial has always stood out. Bold and exciting, the boot’s innovative lightweight design and striking color designs ensure players are always noticed while performing at their best.

We were watching a game, and after Cristiano scored yet another amazing free-kick the commentator posed the question ‘Is Ronaldo from this planet?!’” remembers Denis Dekovic, Nike Footwear Design Director. “When we got back to the design studio we got to thinking about CR7’s style and how similar it was to the definition of a supernova – a celestial body that radiates energy – and that was it, we had our inspiration.”

That commentator was right, Cristiano is ‘out of this world’ and this boot pays homage to that,” said Dekovic.    

In today’s highly technical and fast game, straight line speed and the ability to simply pass a player is only part of an athlete’s skill set. Combining performance innovation and a heritage of lightweight speed boots, the Nike Mercurial IX takes this legacy to the next level for players who rely on tight cuts and turns combined with bursts of explosive speed to beat the opposition.

Fortsätt läsa Nike Launches New Mercurial IX ‘CR7 Galaxy’ Boot and Collection (Oct 21, 2013)

Nike Summer 2013 CR7 Collection (Mar 29, 2013)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature Nike CR Mercurial Vapor IX boots have been re-worked in a new colourway – and with the Portugal star’s ‘love to win, hate to lose’ logo on the heel, which is a heart with a big ‘X’ through it.

Brightly-coloured with neon yellow, orange and white, the boots also feature the number 7Ronaldo’s squad number at Real Madrid, and a safari print on the Nike ‘swoosh’ – referencing his cheetah-like pace.

The new boots are sure to continue the Real Madrid star’s success – Ronaldo has hit 40 goals for club and country this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s new boots are in neon colours with his ‘love to win, hate to lose‘ logo

Ronaldo, modelling his new collection,  has scored 40 goals for club and country this season.

Ronaldo was snapped wearing the new Nike CR7 collection. Fortsätt läsa Nike Summer 2013 CR7 Collection (Mar 29, 2013)