Cristiano Ronaldo Featured At Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Launch (Photos)

[/caption]London was mesmerized by the launch of Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II launch on Wednesday night.

As an advertiser for Nike products and featuring in this huge event, Cristiano Ronaldo was also at the centre of the media’s attraction…

Some of you might not have a clue of what Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II is. Here is a quick explanation:

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II: What is it?

Mercurial Vapor Superfly II is actually Nike’s new lightweight boots for football players. It has uniquely been designed to enhance acceleration and it possesses a re-engineered upper.

This is to help footballers have faster feet and a better ball control. The vibrant ultra-violet color of the Mercurial Superfly Vapor II is also supposed to boost visibility on the pitch.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II: Why was it created?

According to Nike Sports Research Lab statistics, an average of 14 slipping events per match occurred in the world championship finals.

To avoid this instance, Nike worked with top football players and ambassadors like Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and AC Milan’s Alexandre Pato.

Cristiano Ronaldo carrying one Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II boot during its launch by Nike in London, on February 24, 2010.

From Pictures

The project was all about creating boots that will allow toe-off acceleration and the minimization of slippage.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II comments

Football’s most expensive player Cristiano Ronaldo gave his own comments about the boots.

“For me, it’s all about first-step acceleration,” the Real Madrid star proclaimed before pursuing:

“But twisting and turning around a defender is also important. The Mercurial Vapor Superfly II helps me to do both; so I can beat my opponent and create scoring opportunities.”

Will there be much more goals to come from Cristiano Ronaldo with Nike’s Mercurial Vapor Superfly II? Surely yes!

Photos from Cristiano Ronaldo at the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Launch
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