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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Football Boots

Ian Ebbs

Designed to his exact specifications for Nike’s star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, the CR7 football boots are currently the Mercurial Superfly 9, designed by the swoosh with a football specific Zoom Air unit and a grippy texture on the upper. Ronaldo usually wears Nike latest boots or his own signature editions, which have lately been the Mercurial Dream Speed.

Green MDS Mercurial

Nike released the original MDS, for Ronaldo & Mbappe, they were marketed as design to Ronaldo’s exact specifications. Surprisingly Ronaldo was never to seen to wear the red MDS 007 Superfly and when he received the Mad Ready white Superfly, he shocked everyone by cutting the collar on the boots.

For the seventh release of the series that started as an exclusive one for him, Mbappe and Kerr, the boot took a page from CR7’s prime days in Manchester United in 2008/09. Given the colour provided for the MDS 007, it was easy to spot the influence of the Red Devil’s home shirt as well as the Mercurial Vapor IV he wore that season. 

Ready Pack

Cristiano was mad ready to begin 2023/24, wearing the brand’s season-opening white with red and black Mercurial Superfly 9. The Ready colourway arguably had some similarity to the launch ‘Disruption’ colourway given the white base and red accents.


CR7 Mercurial Superfly

XXV Pack Superfly

The man that started it all for the Superfly line in the Mercurial joined a select few in wearing the commemorative XXV Pack, wearing of course the Superfly 9 of the collection. The Mercurial’s longevity as represented by the silver colourway (perfect theme for the silo’s 25th anniversary) was also a good imagery of CR7’s own longevity in the sport. The Hyper Pink on the Swoosh also brought to memory some of Ronaldo’s iconic pink releases for the Mercurial Superfly.

Mercurial Dream Speed 6

Nike’s early 2023 release for the Mercurial Dream Speed series, the MDS 006 boots, were made to Ronaldo’s specifications & were inspired by the flowers of countries that Ronaldo has played in.

He might had brought his talents to the other side of the world, but CR7 was surely not one to miss any Nike On-pitch boots. That became true when he finally wore the Blast Mercurial Superfly sometime early 2023, finally retiring the white with blue, Azulejos-inspired signature he wore in the 2022 World Cup. 

2022 World Cup Ronaldo Boots

At the end of 2022 CR7’s received a pair of Nike Mercurial Air Zoom Superfly 9 Elite World Cup Signature edition, these boots were also available in a Pro version with a similar design for kids who wanted boots that look like their favourite players and a Vapor low collar edition.

Ronaldo wore the Lucent pack for much of the start of the 22/23 season before transitioning to his personal edition.

The Air Zoom Superfly 9 Elite Lucent edition, are available in a Pro version with a similar design for kids who want boots that look Ronaldo’s and other Nike players and they also have an Academy option, which takes the looks at a lower price point.

Ronaldo Air Zoom Superfly 9
Ronaldo wearing the Nike Superfly 9 Air Zoom Mercurial, his latest boots

Ronaldo often has his own signature edition boots, that include designs and colour unique to him, in addition he wears the Dream Speed series, along with Kylian Mbappe. The Mercurial Dream Speed collection followed on from CR7’s Chapter Series of seven boots focused on his career.

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What’s CR7 Wearing?

Nike’s CR7 football boots have been a big focus for the brand since they contracted Ronaldo early in the Portuguese star’s career, that has seen the player wear the Mercurial Vapor before switching to the mid-cut and technology-rich Superfly model. Ronaldo is known to customize his football boots which Nike has incorporated into their models made for him, like the lower collar on his pairs.

To illustrate this special relationship, Nike created made to the exact specifications for Cristiano Ronaldo into his signature editions boots and the LVL Up & Dream Speed releases, CR7 exclusively debuting the  original Mercurial Dream Speed together with Kylian Mbappe and Sam Kerr.

Ronaldo's CR110

A shattered multicolor print marks Ronaldo breaking records

The tongue tab has a nod to his first goal for Portugal, with the date (June 6, 2004) and the minute (90 + 3). The heel is inspired by the Portuguese flag, highlighted by burgundy on the lateral side, gold detailing and speckled laces.


Nike Mercurial Dream Speed #005 Football Boots

Nike Mercurial Dream Speed #005 Football Boots

Nike MDS 005: Ronaldo and Mbappe lead the Nike stars in wearing the fifth edition of the Mercurial Dream Speed series.


Ronaldo's CR7 Spark Positivity Superfly Euro 2020 Boots

Ronaldo’s CR7 Spark Positivity Superfly Euro 2020 Boots

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Euro 2020 Boots: CR7 Spark Positivity Superfly 8 available in Elite as worn by Ronaldo at the European Championships and kids academy versions.


Mercurial Dream Speed 004

Mercurial Dream Speed 004

The 4th generation of the Dream Speed series and the first on the Superfly 8 and Mercurial Vapor 14 in 2021, the boots worn not just by Ronaldo and Mbappe but also the likes of Haaland, Fernandes and Fati wearing the CR7 designed Nike boots.


Mercurial Dream Speed 003

Mercurial Dream Speed 003

The third iteration of Nike’s Mercurial Dream Speed series, as worn by Sam Kerr, Kylian Mbappe and made to the exact specifications of Cristiano Ronaldo.


Nike Mercurial CR7 Safari Ronaldo Superfly Boots

Nike Mercurial CR7 Safari Ronaldo Superfly Boots

The Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari is almost a one to one remake of the Safari Print Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, with the addition of Ronaldo celebration stance & CR7 signature and logo on the sockliner.


MDS #002 Lemon Venom

MDS #002 Lemon Venom

MDS #002, inspired by the 2006 R9 World Cup Vapor III, the Lemon Venom Mercurial Dream Speed are the second release in a series of boots for Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Sam Kerr to represent.


Nike Mercurial Dream Speed #001 Boots

Nike Mercurial Dream Speed #001 Boots

Nike bring the signature line to the Mercurial line, with the incredible MDS #001, Mercurial Dream Speed, the first edition, designed to the exact specifications of Cristiano Ronaldo and worn also by Nike superstar Kylian Mbappe, these Blue Void Mercurials are out of this world!


Ronaldo's Shuai Blue Nike Superfly 7 China Edition

Ronaldo’s Shuai Blue Nike Superfly 7 China Edition

The CR7 Shuai is the first signature edition Superfly 7 for Cristiano Ronaldo, this time a blue Mercurial and is what has now become an annual China Edition for CR7 as he heads on his summer Chinese marketing tour.


Ronaldo's Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7STIANO

Ronaldo’s Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7STIANO

2019 signature edition Bianconeri inspired black, white, gold CR7 Nike Superfly boots for Cristiano Ronaldo and his first season in Italy, at Juventus.


White Superfly LVL Up Mercurial

White Superfly LVL Up Mercurial

Nike drop a What the Mercurial inspired boot for Ronaldo & Mbappe and decide its time for them to LVL up, a nod to the Game Over pack and Mbappe & Ronaldo being on the next level with their boots. The design is inspired by previous Mercurial boots and their Master status.


Cheetah Print Superfly 6 by Kim Jones

Cheetah Print Superfly 6 by Kim Jones

Unique version of the Superfly 360 launch boots, with added Cheetah print design, fastest land animal, paired with Kim Jones creative look & his name adorns the upper. Limited release of these MERCURIAL SUPERFLY 360 X KIM JONES.


CR7 Chapter Series

Ronaldo's Signature Chapter 7 Superfly Boots

Ronaldo’s Signature Chapter 7 Superfly Boots

Ronaldo’s final chapter in his Superfly Chapters collection, a red black silver Superfly 360 for the Juventus frontman with a carbon fibre design around the heel and little 7s across the upper.


CR7 World Cup Edicao Especial 154 Limited Boots

CR7 World Cup Edicao Especial 154 Limited Boots

Ronaldo’s knockout stage World Cup boots, a special white edition of his Chapter 6 boots, Born Leader are the Edição Especial.


Ronaldo's Chapter 6 Born Leader CR7 Superfly

Ronaldo’s Chapter 6 Born Leader CR7 Superfly

Grab Ronaldo’s Chapter 6 Born Leader Superfly, lead your team to success in your own pair asin they are created to acknowledge his sacrifices for national team success on and off the pitch. The Jade blue/green boots have a black collar with gold Nike swoosh and Captain’s logo to match.


Chapter 5 Cut to Brilliance

Signature Chapter 5 Cut to Brilliance CR7 Superfly

The thematic successor to Chapter 2, Cut to Brilliance, with its diamond cuts print, multi colour shadings, and embossed diamond cut CR7 branding, shows Cristiano Ronaldo at his best-a global superstar, goal scoring machine, multiawarded football player, and a champion in both domestic and international fronts.


Chapter 4 Forged for Greatness

Signature Chapter 4 Forged for Greatness CR7 Superfly

Be forged for greatness with this CR7 signature Superfly that features a combination of hot orange base and a dark metallic grey top. This boot depicts Ronaldo as a young piece of iron talent forged to become a global celebrated star with a play as sharp as a sword.


Chapter 3 Discovery

CR7 Superfly Chapter 3 Discovery

Reminisce CR7’s career-changing encounter against Manchester United with this signature Superfly V packed with references to the said match like the Lisbon-inspired colours and the match date printed at the back of the heel.


Chapter 2 Natural Diamond

Cristiano Ronaldo Signature Chapter 2 Boots – Superfly IV ‘Natural Diamond’

Powerfully symbolizing CR7 as a diamond-in-the-rough made polished to become the brightest, ‘Natural Diamond’ has a rough and rocky texture on the heel that gradually fades at the midfoot point to contrast it with the smooth toe box. Coupled with a cool blue colourway, Chapter 2 not only aesthetically pleases the eye but more importantly meaningfully shows that talent needs to be honed by hard work in training to reach succeed, something Ronaldo attests to.


Chapter 1 Savage Beauty

In the beginning – CR7 Signature Chapter 1 ‘Savage Beauty’

Chapter 1 parallels CR7’s rise to stardom to a lava that starts from the earth’s core before ultimately rising explosively. ‘Savage Beauty’ is a black Superfly 4 covered with a fiery graphical print on the toe box as well as on the sides of the boot, and it remains to be as the only Chapter boot to have fantastic visuals applied to it. The choice of fire as print represents CR7’s hometown roots to the volcanic Portuguese Island of Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on the 5th of February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He began his career in Sporting CP and because of his exceptional ability, he played there for only one season as he was signed by Manchester United the following year in 2003, where he was given the iconic number 7 following George Best, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham. Together with the club, Ronaldo won the 2004 FA Cup Final, the 2006 Football League Cup Final, the Premier League titles for three consecutive seasons, starting with 2006-2007, won the Double with the 2008 Champions League Final victory.

After the 2008-2009 season, CR7 spent the next nine years with Real Madrid and won Copa del Reys in 2011 and 2014, La Liga titles in the 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 seasons, Supercopa de Espana in 2012 and 2017, FIFA Club World Cup in 2014, and the UCLs starting with the ‘La Decima’ in 2014, the subsequent ‘La Undecima’ in 2016, and another in 2017 and 2018. Ronaldo then joined Juventus by the 2018-2019 season and immediately added team trophies to his name with that season’s Supercoppa Italiana and Scudetto for Serie A.

Internationally, he has the Euro 2016 as his highest achievement with Portugal as Champions of Europe. Individually, his awards are more than you can count, he is currently both Real Madrid’s and Portugal’s all-time top scorer. The coveted Ballon d’Or winner, five times, Ronaldo individual and team achievements show he can do it all, from winger to striker, passing to dribbling, and scoring to winning. One of the biggest names in the sport and biggest athletes in Nike’s roster of players, the brand have given Ronaldo countless special edition and signature boots to celebrate like his stand out first Safari CR Superfly, CR7 Rare Gold Superfly IV, Chapter Series, Mercurial Dream Speed collection and CR7STIANO branded boots.


Ian Ebbs

Founder of back in 2010, Ian went on to create and host their YouTube channel which now has 1.5million subscribers and over 300 million views, he also hosts their podcast which you can find on Spotify. Taking his over fifteen year experience in the football industry, Ian wrote the book: How To Choose Your Boots (find it on Amazon) where he looks to help footballers of all levels find their perfect pair.