Up Close – Ronaldo’s Latest Mercurial Superfly Released

What an incredible year Cristiano Ronaldo has had! He Won the Champions League, captained Portugal to the Euro 2016 title, took the Ballon d’Or trophy home and then capped it all off with a hattrick in the World Club final. Now seems like an ideal time to take a close up look at his current signature boots; the Nike Mercurial Superfly V FG Football Boots Pure Platinum/Black/Ghost Green.

CR7 Chapter 3: Discovery, intended to celebrate the story of Cristiano Ronaldo, focusing on how he made such an impressive impression on one of the World’s greatest ever managers, that he signed him within a few weeks. On August 6th, 2003, at the age of 18, Cristiano Ronaldo played for Sporting Lisbon for the last time, against Manchester United. He had 2 assists, leading to a 3-1 victory over the Red Devils. In the process, he showcased tremendous speed, technique, and potential. That performance left Man Utd with no choice but to sign him the next week!

Upper Performance – Performance wise, one of the key features of the Superfly V from sports-kicks.uk is how all of the materials interlock to produce the most efficient package possible. A dynamic mid-cut collar secures foot to ankle, while the upper is a textured Flyknit material, with horizontal style speed ribs running across the upper for extra definition on the ball. The Flyknit “speed rib” offer a 3D textured feel, raised to provide friction between the upper and ball. These ribs range in thickness from 1 millimeter to 2.5 millimeters, giving you an idea of how much definition runs through the forefoot.

Soleplate + Traction – Underfoot, the 2018 Nike Mercurial Superfly V anatomical plate is aligned with the natural contours of the foot, “eliminating the gap that previously existed underfoot”, according to Nike. If you look at the images of the sole above, you can see how the sole has different dimensions.

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