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Nike Launch The Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Cristiano Ronaldo’s first signature edition boot, the Safari Print Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, Nike unveil the Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari, bringing the iconic look back into the game for another dose of CR7 signature style.

Since his first signature edition Mercurial in 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a series unlike any other footballer in history. 28 individual designs crafted specifically for the Portuguese legend, telling his story, honouring his many accomplishments, and celebrating his status as the greatest Nike athlete to ever play the game. And 10 years on from that first, Nike are revisiting the design in celebration of a decade of dominance.

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Originally debuting on pitch in the Madrid derby in November 2010, the unmistakable safari print – introduced on the 1987 Air Safari designed by Tinker Hatfield – was incorporated in the design to show off the combination of his lightning speed with his effortless style. The safari design was employed in a unique way and overlaid with a tonal reflective and non-reflective chevron pattern that illuminated in certain light. It was an iconic look.

10 years on, the Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari mirrors the Safari Print Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, but the new edition also incorporates CR7’s famous celebration stance, signature and logo on the sockliner. A special pigment on the Elite style distinctively highlights the chevron pattern of the Mercurial Superfly. And in a true hark back to the OG, the design has also been rolled out across the Mercurial Vapor XIII, offering a low cut version alongside the collared Superfly.

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The Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari is available at

Daniel Jones

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