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Nike Introduces the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly III

Building on the classic heritage of Nike Safari print featured in Cristiano Ronaldo’s first signature boot and high-performance innovation that is the hallmark of Mercurial, the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly III features a striking tonal black-on-black safari print, inspired by the Nike Air Safari running shoe introduced in 1987 and still coveted today.

The print has been reinvigorated on the second evolution of Cristiano Ronaldo’s boot, wrapping the entire boot and laces for a bold blacked-out effect, with a distinctive volt green geometric pattern on the heel and trademark swoosh wrapping the forefoot.

Performance innovation for the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly III also features a unique adaptive traction system where designers incorporated adaptive studs in the forefoot that can extend and retract by up to 3mm, based on ground conditions and pressure exerted by the player. As a result, the boot delivers superb traction and responsiveness to ensure one of the fastest players in the world capitalizes on the tightest of scoring opportunities.

Directionally positioned blades maximize cutting and allow for quick changes of direction, while secondary toe traction provides added toe-off power for those first critical steps. Collectively, these design details allow greater speed and quickness in all directions. Nike Flywire technology incorporated into the boot’s streamlined upper provides a lightweight, strong and more dynamic fit.

The CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly III gives footballers exclusive access to training insights from top players and coaches through Nike Football+. Each pair of boots comes with a unique user code to unlock insider tips and Master Speed training content.

Cristiano Ronaldo will debut the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly III during “El Clasico” on Saturday, April 16th. The new boot will be available at retail globally and online at beginning April 29, 2011. Nike Football+ can be accessed at