Throughout his incredible career, Cristiano Ronaldo & Nike have been a match made in heaven. As he debuted as a professional in Lisbon to conquer the world via Manchester, Madrid & Turin, CR7 grew to become the face of Nike Football globally. While he initially didn’t make the impact he wanted on the international stage, he was instrumental as Portugal lifted their first European trophy in 2016. Now that Cristiano is 38 and about to take part in his record-equalling 5th FIFA World Cup, the Swoosh lifts the curtain on what could be his last shot at World Cup glory. That said, we wouldn’t be too surprised to see him at USA ’26 to smash another record.
For his 31st signature Mercurial, Nike have paid tribute to some of his most iconic boots from the past as well as Portuguese Azulejo tiles. Hidden in the beautiful concord detailing are safari prints, synonymous with CR7, the captain logo from his “Chapter 6” boots, and geometric cuts honouring the “Cut To Brilliance” pack. Elevating the Vaporposite+ upper is a metallic copper swoosh and heel detailing, which adds some mid-foot stability to this edition of the Air Zoom Mercurial Superfly IX Elite.
This generation of Mercurial features big developments in terms of cushioning to bring the foot closer to the ground, with Nike Football’s first-ever Zoom Air unit stitched directly to the upper. Flex groves optimised to provide a snappy energy return combine with a cushioned heel unit to make sure that Nike’s top athlete’s at this year’s World Cup will be first to the ball.
The Nike Air Zoom Mercurial Superfly IX Elite “CR7” is available via Nike.com and select retailers after dropping October 31, 2022. Retailing for $285 in men’s sizes the pair is also available different tiers, additionally offered in children’s & little kid’s sizing. Be sure to keep up to date with the latest with Nice Kicks on Instagram & Twitter as we gear up for this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Nike Air Zoom Mercurial Superfly IX Elite “CR7”
Colorway: White/Concord/Medium Blue/Metallic Copper
Style #: DQ5293-182
Release Date: October 31, 2022
Nike Air Zoom Mercurial Superfly IX Elite “CR7” DQ5293-182