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CR7 Safari Superfly

Ian Ebbs

Nike make a trip to memory lane by releasing the 2020 Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari signature boots, the tenth-anniversary celebration of the Safari print colourway of the CR Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II released way back 2010. The new signature boots incorporate 2010 Safari design on the current Superfly 7 and Mercurial Vapor 13 for those who want the true collarless look of the original.

Tinker Hatfield is the designer who thought of applying primal graphic prints to Nike’s running shoes and in one of his interviews, he mentioned that the inspiration for the primal prints came from seeing in a furniture store a couch covered by real ostrich skin. In 2010, Nike has blended this graphic concept and created the Safari colourway in Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature football boots for the year to represent his pace in the football pitch.

Now with a black cheetah skin print of a white base, the Mercurial Superfly VII Elite CR7 Safari with its 360° Flyknit upper construction continues to have a strategic mix of tight and flexible weaves for a balance of sock-like fit, breath-ability, and support. The micro textured Flyknit with Nikeskin overlay and ACC coating allows greet feel for the ball and consistent reliable touch in both dry and wet conditions. The dynamic fit collar is now more secured and adds additional ankle support. Lastly, the chevron studded AeroTrac split sole plate still gives more responsiveness right off the bat through its capability to easily transfer energy from foot to outsole.

The new CR7 Superfly 7 has a Cristiano Ronaldo Celebration logo on the right boot while the inner side of the left boot has CR7’s signature logo. The Swoosh has a warm and sunny orange shade just in time for the summer and to complete the ‘Safari’ reincarnation in the Superfly VII. The Safari remake is not limited to the Superfly VII as the design is also available in the low-cut Vapor 13. Together with this release there is an assortment of apparel like t-shirts, tracksuits, bags, and shin guards all highlighting the safari design.


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.