Any signature boot for Cristiano Ronaldo would have to feature a lightweight design for explosive speed, as well as a striking aesthetic to match his outsized persona. Both come together in the upcoming Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII CR, constructed around a contoured last that mimics the shape of the foot and results in a superior fit. A Teijin microfiber upper features a soft, seamless toe, complemented with a minimalist heel area to create a shoe that weighs in at just 185g. Finally, two twin studs at the back provide the necessary traction for explosive speed, with the asymmetric configuration delivering a quick release from the turf. On the aesthetic front, the black, blue and pink colorway takes inspiration from Cristiano’s new signature clothing line, highlighted by a graphic logo made up of a heart (symbolizing the love of winning) overlaid with an X (representing a hatred of losing). Look for the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII CR to hit retailers November 15th.
Release Date: November 15th, 2012 (Thursday)