Time to go again. Cristiano Ronaldo has set himself a tough act to follow this year after an incredible 2016 but the Ballon d'Or winner has never been one to settle for mediocrity. Dressed to impress in 2017, Ronaldo returned to training this week wearing his limited edition Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitórias.
Coming out of the Christmas period with ultimate signature present, Cristiano is set to wear his limited edition possessions for the first time when Real Madrid host Sevilla in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 at the Bernabeu tomorrow night. Glistening in the winter sun, Ronaldo laced up in one of just 777 individually numbered Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitórias boots, with the other 776 pairs scheduled to drop later this month.
How did he earn these little pearlers, you ask? A fourth Ballon d'Or, a Champions League title and a EURO 2016 Championship goes some way to explaining that. Nike served up a statement of superiority for their main man to confirm his place at the very top of the footballing tree at Christmas. At 31, Nike could well be seeing this boot and 2016 as the bookend of a magnificent period of prime for CR7. The man himself will be aiming to be viewed in the same light this time next year.
Back to the boot and its as aesthetically elegant and as well-chiselled as the man himself. Glorious limited edition vibes all over, with the Pure Platinum upper and Metallic Gold plate as a nod to the trophies Ronaldo won in 2016. The heel graphic reads “Vitórias,” Portuguese for victories, and the CR7 logo and Swoosh are further highlighted by an iridescent shimmer. Well deserved Ron. What have you got to show for your work in 2016? Yeah, same. A hangover and an ever-so-slightly-reduced student loan debt.