One of the most hotly anticipated pairs of football boots of the last few months can finally be unveiled today, as Nike presented Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo with the new Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Safari CR7.

Nike Football Boots- Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR7 Safari

These bold animal-print football boots are essentially a new colourway for the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, but Nike insist these are so much more than that.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR7 Safari

“Designed to the Exact Specifications of Cristiano Ronaldo” is the tagline for the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Safari CR7, and Nike say it epitomises the sentiment “Be Fast, Be Seen” – and a colourway like this makes it hard to argue with that statement!

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR7 Safari

Speaking of the colourway, we’re huge fans of the subtle ‘stripes’ that run through the spots of the design – presumably to give the boot the signature ‘flicker’ effect of the Superfly II.

Nike Football Boots- Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR7 Safari

Everything that you love about the standard Superfly II remains intact on the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Safari CR7:

Two NikeSENSE studs on the toe-end of each boot, increasing by up to 3mm depending on the firmness of the turf.

Flywire attaches the soleplate to the upper to for a complete fit and lightweight construction.

An ultra-strong carbon fibre last for maximum energy return from every step and strike and enhance durability

Nike Football Boots- Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR7 Safari

Cristiano Ronaldo will be donning the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II Safari CR7 for the first time in the big Madrid derby on the 7th November and will be available in the shops from the 15th, with Pre-Orders starting today!

Nike Football Boots- Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR7 Safari

As for the more techy side of things, in the same manner as the rest of the Nike CR7 Safari range this boot is exactly the same as any other Superfly II in terms of weight and features, so it;s a relief to see that Nike have priced it accordingly at the same level as any other new Superfly II, £275/$400US.

Click here to see the rest of the Nike CR7 Safari collection!

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR7 Safari

What do you think to the big reveal?

Will you be picking up a pair of these bold football boots?

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  1. says: Leo

    They look a lot nicer in the Superfly II than in Vapor’s, but I’ll await giving a complete verdict until I see them on Ronaldo’s feet this weekend.

  2. says: BiyiAdetunji

    ive already commented on the vapor vi so i’ll make this short:

    the only other thing i like is the laces, imagine them on a different boot, kinda like the nike red laces, it would give so many boots that kick of flare.

  3. says: Trifl

    Wow, Nike is REALLY making sure to squeeze as much juice out of the same boot as they possiby can huh?

    The changes to the Vapor/Superfly range have been minimal over the last few years, its a shame that the best they can do is speckle black paint on a white background and open up “A New Range” of equipment.

    I’m sorry, but I’m not impressed. Seems like its just a silly gimmick to me.

    But people are entitled to their opinion, and if you like this than more power to you!

  4. says: johnny

    This is cool. I want these shoes. The tech has been marvelous compared to other shoes in the market. Carbon fiber itself is already amazing to be implemented in such shoes. I have never heard other shoes using carbon fiber in their shoes.
    Not too hurt other brands but take a look into the efforts they have done and researched to build a cleat with those kinds of out sole.
    This is only the out sole. Still those patterns. Booommmmmm….

  5. says: Joey

    i just died. why does nike retail every special edition boot they do? god forbid they’d want to leave something special for professionals…

  6. says: channo

    @johnny: aww, c’mon man… ever heard of wave ignitus?? puma SL?? T90 & tiempo elite?? carbon fiber are to be found EVERYWHERE nowadays.


    interesting that nike put the adaptive studs on these. while let’s face it: ronaldo isn’t the best adaptive studs supporter out there. ronaldinho and ronaldo (R9) got their specific boots exactly the same as the retail version.

    i’ll just wait and see, if ronaldo wears different soleplate at the match. then we all know that nike put the adaptive studs on these so they could sell it for more money (it’s the most delicate type of studs IMHO -ie: most expensive)

  7. says: tom

    has everyone lost their minds?? these are hideous! how can anybody in the world want them? i can’t believe ronaldo’s backing them too!

  8. says: Adipurity

    Nike, I understand you are using these to get attention build up for the superfly III but seriously, if you could give the vapor IIIs a carbon fiber plate and make them as light as the adizeros you would please crowd much better than this crap.
    Get off style, and get back to technological breakthroughs in the speed department

  9. says: pimp name slickbag

    this is the real african kinda style damn, i just say all y’all complaining about this boot u dont know the real design this is the best boot, nice job nike keep da african love

  10. says: Cake

    These are actually pretty nice, can’t see why they collect this much hate. The black ones are an alternative if you think it’s ugly (I have the black colouring.)

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