Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction. The prolific soccer player's a legend on the pitch and he continues to make history with his fancy footwear and unparalleled athleticism. It's no surprise then that Nike has chosen to pay homage to Ronaldo's achievements by way of a new series of Mercurial Superfly CR7 boots. The first of seven creations, dubbed 'Savage Beauty', is modelled after the spirit of Madeira, the volcanic Portuguese island where the player was born.
The distinctly lava-inspired print on the boots is no mean feat to create. According to Nike, the print is one of the most intricate they've ever replicated on a pair of boots. To that end, they had to rope in artisans from Montebelluna, Italy, to design the six-colour graphic that skins the boot from heel to toe. Needless to say, the iconic Nike Swoosh appears, this time in iridescent white.
"Madeira will always be close to my heart," says Ronaldo. "I'm so happy to represent my island all over the world. It's a fantastic feeling."
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