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Closer Look at the Nike CR7 Mercurial Superfly "Shuai"

As the first CR7 signature design of the new Mercurial series drops we're taking a closer look at what the CR7 Mercurial Superfly "Shuai" is all about. A limited edition design launched to celebrate Ronaldo's special relationship with China, the "Shuai" edition takes the "Blue Hero" base of the launch colourway and throws a bespoke pattern along with CR7 details across it.

In English “Shuai” translates to “Commander/Leader” or even "Handsome" so you can guess who picked it. Cristiano Ronaldo has built a huge following in China thanks to his multiple post-season tours with Nike, and after a successful debut "China" Mercurial last season, he and the Swoosh have returned with another special edition design, which, unlike last time, is available in Europe. Dropping at Pro:Direct Soccer today (July 17) in limited quantities.


Right, the design. What we're looking at on the upper is an all over graphic print, or "Chinese" if you happen to speak the lingo. The white symbols that scatters across the upper is the sign for "Shuai" and Nike have placed a "Solar Red" Swoosh on top of that. On the tip of the collar is the 'CR7' logo, while the heels of the boots feature a new CR7 x China logo to further highlighted the relationship between the most iconic current player and China. Ronaldo has already started training in his exclusive design and is set to wear them for the first time in a match when Juventus take on Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup in Nanjing, China, on July 24.

Nike haven't announced how many pairs are retailing in Europe, but it's likely to be minimal with the majority of stock being reserved for the Chinese market.


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