Nike Mercurial CR7 | A true Portuguese icon


Written by Christian

Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be taking on his last ever World Cup. With a EUROs trophy under his belt, all the GOAT needs in his cabinet is the Jules Rimet trophy. With these new signature boots he sure will look the part - only time will tell if that is enough.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be the only Nike athlete to wear his very own special Player Edition, a boot inspired by the Portuguese culture and conceptualized by the Azulejo Tiles. What do CR7 and the Azulejo tiles have in common? They are both a Portuguese national treasure. These tiles are a form of Portuguese and Spanish painted tin-glazed ceramic tile work. They are an ornamental art form, but back in the day they also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control in homes.

For this boot the color scheme is nuanced, layered warm blues with a metal copper edge. Nike took visual inspiration from the Portuguese icons to show what can be achieved when one dedicates themselves to the craft.

Pre-sale of the boot on the 31st only at Unisport, and few other retailers, and the other styles on the 3rd.

Buy the CR7 Pack here!