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El Clasico date for new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Galaxy

Nike Launch New Mercurial IX CR7 Galaxy Football Boots

The almighty Nike CR series is back for another spell in the spotlight. This week marks the launch of Cristiano Ronaldo's latest Mercurial model - the Nike CR Mercurial Galaxy. After months of anticipation, we can finally give you the first official look at Ronaldo's new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Galaxy football boots.

There's a certain expectation that comes with each Nike CR release. Whether you're a fan or not, there's no denying Nike's ability to create a wave of excitement with each launch. From the original Mercurial Safari to the new Vapor IX Galaxy, Ronaldo's footwear is in a world of its own - something that's reflected in the new design.

Nike have exercised all kinds of hit and miss designs with the CR series. After Ronaldo's previous signature shoes - the rather garish white/neon orange/neon yellow boots - Nike look to be back on track with a winning design that's sure to receive a hefty amount of fanfare. They're back with a bang and just in time for, yep you guessed it...El Clasico!

Nike now have a total of seven Cristiano Ronaldo signature boots in their locker with the Mercurial Galaxy joining football's most notorious boot line-up. Styled with a deep blue and black galaxy print across the upper and a matte-silver Swoosh, they're definitely a unique take by the Beaverton-based company.

The Mercurial IX 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. Speaking on the design Denis Dekovic, Nike Footwear Design Director commented; "The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano's style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy."

"What Cristiano is able to achieve on the field is something that we felt was limitless. So we took that direction and focused on creating a highly luxurious finish fused with modern print and color choices."

Unlike the standard edition Mercurial Vapor IX boots, Ronaldo's Galaxy boots use the familiar Japanese microfiber material as seen on his previous model. The upper material has a leather finish applied to it and is one that Ronaldo obviously favours.

The new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Galaxy football boots are available to pre-order now from selected online stockists including Pro-Direct Soccer. Let us know what you think of the boots. Join the conversation online, on Twitter and on Facebook.


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