November 06, 2012

Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII CR engineers explosive speed, striking graphics

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Cristiano Ronaldo signature boot features bold colors and lightweight design innovation.

The Mercurial Vapor VIII CR combines innovation and style with a track spike-inspired fit for explosive speed on pitch. 

A striking new design takes color inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo’s new signature clothing collection, blending a classic black boot with a modern twist of blue and pink to stand out on pitch. 

The bold graphic logo on the boot features a heart (representing a love of winning) overlaid with an X (representing a hatred of losing), to reflect CR’s philosophy on and off pitch. 

The Mercurial Vapor VIII CR is constructed around a contoured last that mirrors the shape of the foot, preventing any unnecessary foot movement within the boot. This is enhanced by a minimalist,softer heel area, to maximize comfort and fit.  The result is a boot that provides the best player in the world with explosive speed and support when he needs it. 

The Teijin® Microfiber upper has a sleek close fit, achieved by making the material around the toe softer and more comfortable for a seamless touch. A thinner and stronger construction reduces the weight of the boot to 185g -- just right for a combination of speed, with optimal levels of support and durability. 

Traction is everything when the final goal is explosive speed: Two twin studs at the back allow for a quick release from the turf and the asymmetric design of the stud configuration delivers an explosive start.

Visually, the pink plate design provides a striking contrast to the classic black and white upper with pink fading to blue around the sole of the boot. 

The Mercurial Vapor VIII CR boot will be available at retail November 15.