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CR7 Chapter 4: Forged for Greatness

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The saga of Cristiano Ronaldo's illustrious career continues with the release of Nike's fourth boot in the series. Chapter 4 continues where the previous chapter left off with Ronaldo's transfer to legendary club, Manchester United, as a talented 18-year-old eager to begin his journey to becoming one of the world's greatest players. Upon arrival, Sir Alex Ferguson bestowed the number 7 on his newest recruit, a jersey worn by Manchester United legends like David Beckham, George Best and Eric Cantona.

Over the next five years, Ronaldo rose to the occasion and then some, leaving the club after being crowned the world's best player in 2008 and winning three consecutive Premier League Titles and a Champions League title. His success under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed his destiny amongst the legends of football. The "Forged For Greatness" Mercurial CR7 Superfly takes design cues from the smoldering hot irons used when forging metal. A vibrant orange and red soleplate transforms into a metallic upper that changes color from blue to silver. The CR7 logo features a prominent 7 to signify this chapter as the start of Ronaldo's name becoming synonymous with the lucky number. 

The CR7 "Forged For Greatness" Collection will be available April 10th in adult and youth sizes.

Two Boots To Honor Ronaldo's 500+ Goals

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While the Messi vs. Ronaldo debate rages on, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that Cristiano Ronaldo was born to score goals. To solidify his legacy as one of the all-time greats, he's managed to set himself apart in the beginning of the 2015/16 season. In September, Ronaldo scored his 80th Champions League goal, and became the all-time goalscorer for the league over Lionel Messi. On September 30th, Ronaldo scored another two goals and reached the milestone of 500 career goals for both club and country. He also became Real Madrid's all-time scorer surpassing Raul with 324 goals.

To celebrate these two incredible milestones, Nike has created two commemorative Mercurial Superflys inspired by Ronaldo's favorite Vapor 3 colorways. The CR7 324k Gold boot will be available in January 2016, and the CR7 Quinhentos will be available in March 2016. Both boots are going to be exclusively launched through the Nike Soccer App.

Skill and Flair: Nike Releases Portugal National Football Team 2015-16 Away Kit

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Image courtesy of Nike.

The Portugal National Football Team’s new away kit features subtle nods to Portuguese national symbols, and colors expressing the team’s unique playing style. The jersey is primarily black, a classic color used for Portugal jerseys in the past. In contrast with the black, a graphic pattern of electric green and vivid red light flashes is featured across the chest. The colors, inspired by the Portuguese national flag, move in opposition to each other: the red starts from the right and the green from the left. The graphic is meant to highlight the team's fast-pace style of play on the pitch.

Simple & Striking Details
The black jersey features Nike's new modern V-neck in matching black, with a red ribbed band at the back. Inside the jersey, below the red band, a pennant tab displays an armillary sphere, an ancient navigational device. Historical Portuguese explorers used armillary spheres to travel the globe, and now it serves as a national symbol representing the country’s seafaring history. The names and numbers on the back of the away shirt feature a unique Art Deco-inspired yet modern typeface. The rest of the kit allows the chest graphic to be the distinguishing feature. The away shorts are solid black with only a red Nike swoosh and Portuguese crest for detail. The away socks are black with a wide tonal chevron pattern on the calf.

Garment Technology:

  • Dri-FIT fabric to wick moisture for a dry and comfortable feel
  • Laser-cut ventilation holes & mesh panels for breathability
  • Soft cotton and polyester blend fabric for comfort and fit
  • Entire kit made from recycled polyester produced from recycled plastic bottles

In the Shop: Wear the sleek design for yourself and support Portugal. Soccer City is now stocked with the Portugal National Football Team’s away kit in both Men's and Youth sizes. Jackets, shorts and balls will also be available.

Silver Boots for Silver Trophies: Ronaldo & Nike Release the Latest CR7 Line

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Last fall, Cristiano Ronaldo introduced his own Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7, featuring a shimmering black colorway. For his spring boot, Nike continued with the glittery finish but in a silver colorway known as "Silverware" inspired by the covetable trophies given out to champions at this time of the season.

Image courtesy of  Soccer Bible .

Image courtesy of Soccer Bible.

First Place Trophy for the Superfly
The Superfly is the star of the new CR7 line, built for speed with a sock-like feel and a glitzy silver colorway. It has a Dynamic Fit collar ensuring that the boot is like an extension of the body and locks down the foot at full velocity. The micro-textured upper gives the player a barefoot feel on the pitch, allowing their foot to be as close to the ball and ground as possible. 

Image courtesy of  Soccer Bible .

Image courtesy of Soccer Bible.

Vapor X Takes Silver
Although the Superfly's appearance shines in comparison, the Vapor X is a more understated beauty. The Vapor X has a micro-textured synthetic upper featuring a tongue-less design that naturally molds to the shape of the foot for a barefoot-like feel similar to the Superfly. A perforated sock liner mimics the foot’s contours offering low-profile cushioning from stud pressure and maximizing comfort. The boot is finished off with a lightweight nylon sole plate featuring reconfigured blades and studs that work to increase a player's stability and rotational toe-off traction.

In the Shop: The CR7 Mercurial Vapor and Victory are available in both adult and youth sizes. Other accessories such as training socks, guards, balls and bags are also available from the CR7 line.