To Celebrate 15 Years of Mercurial, Nike Recreates El Fenómeno’s ’98 boots
New Nike Mercurial Vapor IX SE uses modern techniques to celebrate an icon.
Its been a while since we last reviewed a set of boots on goals and gear, and what better to get us back into the swing of things than the sucessor to our favourite boot of 2012?
Like all great athletes, Cristiano Ronaldo loves to win and hates to lose. And when he wins, he prefers to do it at speed – explosive speed. Not only is pace one of the hallmarks of Cristiano’s game, it also defines the bold, distinctive spirit of the new CR7 Collection.
Paying homage to the illustrious history of the Manchester United no. 7 shirt, Nike is debuting the Manchester United Collection, a Nike Sportswear apparel range inspired by the flair, leadership and will to win that the club’s no. 7s have embodied through the ages. This range of off-pitch clothing has been designed with the club’s heritage, colours and character in mind.
Portugal’s kits are always extremely popular, especially given Ronaldo’s strong presence in the team. However, rarely does football see an away shirt as well designed and as well researched as this one.
Today sees the unveiling of one of, if not the most exciting boots on the market today. The Mercurial Vapor’s latest incarnation – the Vapor 9
I’ll be honest – Ronaldo deserves the Ballon D’or for the the season he had last year. I’m fairly sure his season will get overlooked because of Messi’s quantity of goals in this calendar year. However, Nike clearly agree Ronaldo had a pretty special season – and have launched a boot to embody this
Today sees the unveiling of one of the most talked about boots to hit the market this year, Ronaldo’s personal Mercurial Vapor 8.
Today Ronaldo posted a teaser image of his new boot, with the inscription ‘love to win. Hate to lose’
The teaser heavily implies the launch of the much anticipated black/white/gold coin vapor 8 will be the 7th of November, while a retail date is unclear, but has been rumoured to be next week. We will have more info on the boot tomorrow morning