Last year, Nike introduced to a soccer shoe that set a new standard in signature boot design. The CR7 Safari Superfly II shook the boot world like nothing before, sending ripples through the boot community on its path to becoming the most talked about soccer shoe ever.
Now half a year on, after weeks of anticipation and forum gossip, SoccerBible.com are excited to introduce the new CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III - the next instalment of Cristiano Ronaldo's bespoke signature Nike Superfly boots!
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The original Safari Superfly II football boots divided boot fans on a scale never seen before! They broke the mould for unique boot design with an extravagant pattern suitable for only one man. Cristiano Ronaldo's unique style, persona and flair was packaged into a boot that stole the spotlight wherever it went! Now six months and countless goals later, CR7 has commanded his own signature Superfly III.
The biggest boot in football needs the biggest stage! Cristiano Ronaldo will debut his new CR Superfly III football boots at the hugely anticipated 'El Clasico' on 16/04/11 at the Santiago Bernabeu. The clash of the titans match will mark the debut of Cristiano Ronaldo's new Superfly III boots as he goes toe-to-toe with adiZero superstar Lionel Messi.
The new CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III football boots build on the classic heritage of the Nike Safari print featured in Cristiano Ronaldo's first signature boot. High-performance innovation is the hallmark of the Mercurial range, and the CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III features a striking tonal black-on-black safari print.
The print, that was inspired by the 1987 Nike Air Safari running shoe, has been reinvigorated on the second evolution of Cristiano Ronaldo's signature boot. The unique print design wraps the entire boot for a bold blacked-out effect, with a distinctive volt green geometric pattern on the heel and trademark swoosh wrapping the forefoot.
The new CR Mercurial Superfly III boots arrive just one month after the launch of the Superfly III. Ignoring the distinctive Safari print, the main difference that sets the new CR Superfly III boots apart is the new instep pattern. Nike don't go into detail about the reasons behind this, but we can assume it's another design feature used to set apart and distinguish a 'CR' Superfly.
The new CR Mercurial Superfly III is noticeably similar to the volt yellow/black Superfly I released in July 2009. It's maybe no coincidence that this particular boot was Ronaldo's first Mercurial Superfly he wore as a Real Madrid player. Two years on and Ronaldo's on-field personality and flair has translated into his footwear like nobody could have imagined. An incredible 54 goals in 57 appearances for Real Madrid means Nike's lead Mercurial man is stronger than ever!
The new Nike CR Mercurial Superfly III football boots will be available to pre-order from 15/04/11 from selected retailers. As expected, the CR Superfly boots will cost the same as your standard Superfly III at £275 GBP /$400 USD. The boot has also been released as a Mercurial Vapor. To see our full CR Mercurial Vapor boot article click here.
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