It’s safe to say that Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t exactly a traditionalist when it comes to his footwear.

Nike CR Safari

Nike CR Mercurial Superfly III

During his life-long association with Nike, the American brand has had the Portuguese superstar wearing football boots in colours including (but not limited to) Orange Peel, Lime, Cactus, Orion Blue, Pine Green, Windchill and Max Orange.

In fact, the Cristiano Ronaldo’s last pair of signature football boots with the American brand, the original Nike CR Safari, were an outlandish combination of an all-over leopard-skin print in black and white, with contrasting safety-vest orange Nike Branding.

NIke CR Safari - The new Nike CR Mercurial Superfly III football boots, exclusive to Cristiano Ronaldo

So it’s the ultimate statement, perhaps, to have La Liga’s top scorer don an all-black pair of football boots for the first ever time in his Madridista career.

Dubbed the (deep breath) Nike CR Mercurial Superfly III Safari, Ronaldo’s new footwear features a striking tonal black-on-black safari print, inspired by the Nike Air Safari running shoe introduced in 1987 and still coveted today.

The Nike CR Safari print has been reinvigorated on the second evolution of Cristiano Ronaldo˘ boot, wrapping the entire cleat and laces for a bold blacked-out effect, with a distinctive volt green geometric pattern on the heel and trademark swoosh wrapping the forefoot.

Nike CR Mercurial Superfly III football boots, exclusive to Cristiano Ronaldo

Other technologies afforded to the World’s Most Expensive Footballer ™ include adaptive NikeSENSE studs, that extend by up to 3mm to offer on-demand traction and Nike’s unique FlyWire built into the shoes upper. Inspired by suspension bridges, Nike claim that FlyWire brings the sole of the Nike CR Safari closer to the bottom of the player’s foot, for maximum stability and traction.

Directionally positioned blades maximize cutting and allow for quick changes of direction, while secondary toe traction provides added toe-off power for those
first critical steps. Collectively, these design details allow greater speed and quickness in all directions. Nike Flywire technology incorporated into the Nike CR Safari˘ streamlined upper provides a lightweight, strong and more dynamic fit.

NIke CR Safari - The new Nike CR Mercurial Superfly III football boots, exclusive to Cristiano Ronaldo

As a result, the boot delivers superb traction and responsiveness to ensure one of the fastest players in the world capitalizes on the tightest of scoring opportunities.

The Nike CR Safari gives footballers exclusive access to training insights from top players and coaches through Nike Football+. Each pair of football boots comes with a unique user code to unlock insider tips and Master Speed training content.

Never ones to miss a trick, Nike have given Ronaldo his new football boots just in time for the first of 4 El Classicos to tie up the season. With the League still technically in reach, The Copa Del Rey final to play for and a place in the Champions League final up for grabs, Real are going to need the talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo firing on all cylinders to beat Barcelona to the punch – and potentially – the treble.

NIke CR Safari - The new Nike CR Mercurial Superfly III football boots, exclusive to Cristiano Ronaldo

So, could Ronaldo trend-set for the rest of the footballing world, and bring around a revolution of all-black football boots with the Nike CR Safari?

Let us know in the comments!

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  1. says: Felipe Bazon

    Now that is what I’m talking about, these new Nike CR Safari look much neater than the white ones. Bad timing from Nike, as Real will be trashed by Barça in the upcoming “Clasicos” and nobody will notice CR’s new football boots. LOL

    1. says: Misterbroom12

      He does when the pitch is not watered. If you find pictures of teams in training sessions during the day, a lot of players are wearing the SenseStud when the pitch is dry and firm. The SenseStud is a part of the SFII and SFIII FG configuration. If a player has chosen to wear a mixed or SG configuration, it would not be expected to see the SenseStud.

  2. says: SkilletBoi

    these are fire, you can rarely go wrong with black and you know the spots will be hardly noticable when on the pitch im curious to see what the glides (the one with the lace cover) of these will look like 🙂

    also, liking the new comment section FootyBoots 😉

  3. says: Jon

    @ Felipe Bazon “Bad timing from Nike, as Real will be trashed by Barça in the upcoming “Clasicos” and nobody will notice CR’s new football boots”

    Dude These Boots are sick! Don’t get me wrong but as a Madrista Fan, i Wont settle with “Real will be trashed”. We would have to wait till saturdays Clasico and see who gets trashed.

    And this pair of boots is far best loooking thing since the new Mercurial hit the shelf this season. I can’t wait to wear some of these.

  4. says: Kuuku

    I have nothing negative to say about this boot in terms of looks. Oodles of quality right here, absolutely beautiful. Only the second ever superfly I would gladly and proudly wear, the first being the black/volt.

  5. says: Daltonmartin10

    All I need to know is when these come out and the price and Ill be getting myself a pair of these sexy sexy boots

  6. says: Pronkers

    Only one correction on the article. This isn’t the first time he has worn all black boots for Real Madrid. Superfly l. Black/Volt colourway. His first boots for Madrid!

  7. says: Tiago

    These boots look really nice. and i am not a supporter of the Superfly or Cristiano Ronaldo. But Nike has something with these. Too bad they will most likely be 200+ euros like the other incarnations.

  8. says: Fletch_dg

    Hey this looks like one of the Nike iD Superfly III designs posted on Footy-Boots a few weeks ago right? The colours are almost identical.

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