The latest CR7 has met with some very mixed reviews. Many are calling it the ugliest CR7 to date, others say they look raw and can’t wait to get their hands on a pair. There are more that have reacted very harshly as well, going so far as to call it an abomination. Truly it isn’t easy on the eyes but is it really that terrible? This is what the SC101blog team has to say about this latest CR7 incarnation!
Jimthesoccerguy Says: Since first seeing them my opinion hasn’t changed. The colorway has the flamboyance that we are used to seeing with a majority of the CR7 colorways. The colors used don’t stand out from the recent loud colorways that have been flooding the market, and the safari print is just an eyesore. From the feedback I’ve gotten from fans and my own opinon I’ve come up with a name for this colorway, The CR7 Vapor Vomit IX. A swing and a miss by Nike.
Ethanyeelee Says: My first impression was that this colorway is definitely something we haven’t seen on the market yet. I feel that the colors go together well, but the safari print takes away from the design. I definitely don’t hate this colorway, but I feel that it could have been better.
Kevinwightman1 Says: Initial impression is that these are one of the most hideous designs I have ever seen, I would compare them too a design a 7 year old school kid would come up with if asked to design a pair of boots. The colours just don’t work well together and the placement of the colours is all wrong.
Tyler Says: The combination of red, dark blue, yellow, and white isn’t too bad. The design is almost exactly the same as the last incarnation of the CR7 Vapor VIII but it is one that I find aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately my eyes are drawn to the red safari print on the yellow swoosh which do not mesh well at all; in fact they kill the boot for me.
Colin Says: My initial take away from this boot is that they were a combination of all the elements that make a boot stand out on the pitch. The white sole plate has always been something that can be seen from a distance, and the mix of bright colors and safari print can’t be overlooked. It may around strange, but apart from the small similarities to the previous safari CR7 boot I can’t remember any release that looks at all like this boot. It can be a good thing for Nike to release something so unique, but there’s a reason no company have gone this extreme with their boots.
Read more about what the team has to say after the break!
For those interested in finding out about the entire CR Collection that was released this week, Nike Football Global Creative Director, Andy Caine, gives a breakdown of how they came up with the new range and how it resembles Cristiano Ronaldo’s style of play.
The full collection, from t-shirts, training gear to Street Gato’s, can be found on soccer.com.
For those that can’t afford to splash out the big bucks for Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Nike Vapor VIII CR, there is the Mercurial Miracle III CR.
This boot is built on the exact Miracle III mold, just with a splash of new colorway. Off course, the Black/White/Blue Glow/Pink Flash is specific to the new Cristiano Ronaldo lifestyle collection. I’m a big fan of the Miracle, as is Jim – who actually reviewed them a few months back.
For those interested, they are currently available to order here on soccer.com.
How does this one happen? Cristiano Ronaldo and several other Real Madrid players had their boots stolen from the dressing room before the big UCL Tuesday night kick-off vs Bayern Munich. The incident happened sometime in between their arrival at the stadium and kick-off, meaning Ronaldo had to wear a different pair than he expected wearing.
Seriously, there was no one in the dressing room or no one manning the door? I could see this happening at an amateur game, but in a professional environment it is absurd. What a great tactic though, stealing the boots of one of the best players in the world before he takes the field!
I am sure Ronaldo was fuming when it happened, not due to the cost but the fact he didn’t have his first choice pair of Nike Vapor 8‘s for kick-off. In all, three pairs of his boots were stolen, but he still had another one to fall back on. What I would like to know is if he had actually worn the 4th pair before that game, and if they were broken in?
Either way, the one thing I know from experience is that it is not a good idea to piss a good player off – expect to see a more focused Ronaldo taking the field in the return leg – wearing a new pair of boots!
This is the latest viral video released from Nike, highlighting the all-new Mercurial Vapor 8. The names don’t get much bigger, with one of the biggest names in Tennis taking on one of the biggest name in soccer! It is a battle of Nadal vs Ronaldo.
On Saturday night, Nike teamed up with the guys at Bumpy Pitch to release the new Nike Superfly III CR7(3) (and CR7 collection) with a kick-ass party at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. Along with having the opportunity to check out the entire collection up close, we were given the opportunity to talk to designers about the inspiration behind the design. With a DJ on hand, free drink and food, the party went late into the night – good times!
There was also a really cool chronological timeline that detailed the entire Mercurial range, something I will detail in another post (see bottom image). To see more in-depth pictures of the event, check out The Original Winger.
Along with the release of the new Nike Superfly III CR7(3), Nike is offering fans an opportunity to dress like Cristiano Ronaldo with a full CR7 clothing and apparel line. It is the first time that a full collection has been made available, but it is sure to be a hit with fans of the Ronaldo. The colors used in the boots (Mach blue and Solar red) are a signature color theme throughout the collection, while CR’s classic number 7 is accented through the training and lifestyle items.
Inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s love for premium white sneakers, the collection starts out with a new look Nike5 Street Gato.Taking a new spin on the classic white in-line version, theGato CR7 uses a rich color tone for a premium and distinctive look completed with a “7” graphic on the heel representing his playing number.
You can find most of the collection listed at Soccer.com.
A distinctive t-shirt featuring 7 stripes across the chest comes in three different colors (white, red and blue) and is made of organic cotton. Special graphic and wash treatments give the V neck tee a touch of CR’s style. The training top features a bold “7” graphic and both top and shorts are made of Dri-FIT ensuring comfortable and focused training sessions. Solar Red GS Polo, blue Aw77 Hoody and grey M65 jacket are also part of CR7 Collection. The collection is rounded out with striking interpretations of the color thematic through a CR7 match ball, shin guards and back pack.