22-10-13

Nike Mercurial IX CR7 - Supernova Edition









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.

"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."

The Nike Mercurial IX CR7 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo will wear his new signature boot this saturday in El Clásico against Barcelona. You can pre-order the boot here.