Nike’s Diamond Studded Mecurial; Meet Christiano Ronaldos Boot
By a wide margin of victory, Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully defended his world footballer of the year crown, capturing the Balloon d’Or for a third time. The Real Madrid winger destroyed the competition in the vote count, doubling up on the next highest contender – FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. His impressive performance last year culminated in a European Cup title for his team that helped tip the scales in his favor. Nike, Ronaldo’s sponsor, marked the occasion by unveiling the Mercurial CR7 “Rare Gold;” meet Christiano Ronaldos boot. Commemorating his achievements and a work ethic that is second to none, the boots come in a gold colorway and are painstakingly embedded with micro-diamonds – a first for Nike – in a long, arduous process that required finesse and perseverance – attributes that describe one of football’s leading men.
Not only were these boots handcrafted, but they are so specially made for a player that is considered by any to be without equal, that the shoes created for him were created in the same vein. There are only one pair of them, and they cannot be ordered. These are special editions folks; however, expect them to show up on the black or grey market in five or so years time, as they will have a cult following looking to own a pair of these babies.
Handcrafted in the same way that each of Ronaldo’s moves and plays are, these boots are designed to give the most comfort, mobility, and touch to the player that requires them, while at the same time being so luxurious and flirtatious as to deviate the eyes away from any defender that, unfortunately, happens to be guarding him.
See the boots in action when Ronaldo laces them up this week and shop the current collection from Nike.com.
Original Post from HighSnobiety.com.