Cristiano Ronaldo Makes SURPRISE Boot Switch vs Sporting

Update: Cristiano Ronaldo has debuted his new signature boots in the stadium where it all started, Sporting Lisbon's Alvalade.

More than two weeks after they were released, Cristiano Ronaldo will finally debut his new Nike Mercurial Superfly Chapter 3 - Discovery soccer boots. Fittingly, it will be in the same stadium of the 2003 friendly that inspired the boots and against Sporting, the team Ronaldo played for back then.

Ronaldo Trains in Custom Nike Mercurial Superfly V Chapter 3 Boots

Get a closer look at the one-of-a-king Nike Mercurial Superfly 5 cleats made specifically for Cristiano.

Inspired by the famous 2003 friendly during which Ronaldo, then at Sporting, ran circles around Manchester United's defense, the Mercurial Superfly boots worn by CR7 offer a modern take on Sporting's green jerseys. They fade from dark green at the back towards Nike's trademark 'Volt' on the inside front. A subtle pattern of reflective dots is present, as are several more obscure features - get a closer look at the boots in our dedicated post.

As always, ever since the first-ever Flyknit Mercurial was released for the 2014 World Cup, Ronaldo's latest boots once again feature a slightly lowered collar than what's available instore. Other than that, Ronaldo's Nike Mercurial Superfly V Chapter 3 boots are identical to the standard edition. Another constant in his selection, CR7 chose the SG-Pro stud configuration, designed for soft, wet surfaces and offering even more aggressive traction than the standard FG (firm ground) setup.
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