Slipping in to the new year with a pair of pearly whites, Cristiano Ronaldo ushered in 2017 back at the Bernabeu wrapping his feet in his limited edition Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitórias. A goal to his name, five to the good and a styled out stroll against Grenada - quite the perfect play for arguably the world's greatest platinum performer.
With the Ballon d'Or occupying treasured space on the Ronaldo mantlepiece, some 71,000 lucky souls joined Cristiano at the Bernabeu as he laced up these limited edition show stoppers yesterday. All razzle, all dazzle and a zip of unrivalled flare joined the party as Real, led by Ronaldo, shifted five past a red-faced Grenada. Lining up on the pitch alongside Ronnie were previous winners of the Ballon d'Or to mark the occasion. Luis Figo, Zinedine Zindane and none other than the horse training, man about town, Michael Owen joined the pre-match celebrations to applaud the achievements of Cristiano.
Individually numbered and a signature boot worth seeking, the Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitórias boots are the dons of limited edition swag. You'll have to work hard to get one of the remaining 776 pairs that don't reside on Ronaldo's feet. These will sell out with ice cold heat, just as soon as they drop.
Expected to drop next week, keep those fingers at the ready.