Design inspiration for the Nike CR Mercurial Vapor IX comes from Cristiano’s love for all things fast. The signature CR Mercurial Vapor IX boot has been reworked with this season’s version – a fusion of white, neon orange, with a neon yellow and orange safari print inspired by the safari print that was first seen on a Cristiano Ronaldo product in 2010 on the Mercurial Vapor Superfly II.
Beyond its striking design, the boot features an engineered upper that enchances support and touch allowing Ronaldo to perform at high levels of speed and skill. A leather-like finish on the upper, preferred by the athlete, and Nike’s innovative All Conditions Control (ACC) technology further aids his performance; the special treatment now used on all Nike boots ensures a consistent touch whether playing in wet or dry conditions weather.
Horizontal black and neon yellow lines link the shoe to the collection’s overarching inspiration of speed. The“love to win, hate to lose” logo on the heel is a nod to Ronaldo’s inspiration as he explodes past his opponents towards goal.