Episode 5 Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly 2 (CR7 Safari 1)
It’s EPISODE 5 and another quality piece by Ashdon Roberts (@vaporash). His Nike collection is pretty serious and this may well be his crown jewel! Check it out.
Year of release: 2010
Worn by: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Before Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Real Madrid in 2009, Cristiano was still wearing the same Mercurial line he’s always worn. In 2010, Nike deservingly decided to give him his own pair of signature boots. The boots themselves were presented to CR7 and the world at a special event in Madrid. As you can imagine it was quite an achievement and honour for Cristiano to be rewarded with his own signature line, and it was well deserved as im sure he’ll go down as one of the world’s finest footballers. It’s also worth noting that CR7 joined the select few of Nike football athletes and footballing legends Ronaldo Lima (R9) and Ronaldinho Gaúcho (R10) in being selected to receive their own signature Nike football boots.
As expected, Cristiano managed to notch himself a great goal tally wearing his first ever signature boot, as the 2010-11 season saw CR7 earn the Pichichi as La Liga’s top scorer with a remarkable 40 goals in 34 games, while he also scored the winning goal against Real Madrid’s bitter rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
Visually I think the CR7 Safari 1 Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly 2 look stunning and are a true reflection of Cristiano’s flamboyant and unique footballing ability and style. The graphic on the boots themselves draw, inspiration from the Nike Air Safari trainers that were originally released in 1987.That famous Nike Safari print combined with the Total Orange accent colour make for a great looking boot, and one of my personal favourite ever colourways.
CR7 football boots, have came a long way since the first release of his signature boot collection in 2010, they have become increasingly popular. Nike have now released 12 pairs of CR7 boots, 9 general release colourways and the 3 highly coveted limited editions. The release of the 13th instalment of the CR7 signature boot series is pretty imminent, and I’m very much looking forward to them being launched. I currently have all 9 general release colourway CR7s in my personal boot collection, and I have to say I’m a fan of all of them. Not only because I’m a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, but because I think they are great looking and great performing boots. I firmly believe Nike designers have done a good job on every CR7 released so far, I honestly don’t think there’s been a bad one to date.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed my write up on the CR7 Safari 1 Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly 2 , and be sure to be on the lookout for my next article, on the Nike Hypervenom Phantom 1.
Keep an eye on Ashdon’s Nike collection through his Instagram page (@vaporash)
Boot Collectors: Episode 6 coming soon!