In Detail | Just One Chapter Left - Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7: Chapter 1 to Chapter 6

Nike this month released Chapter 6 of the Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 series that celebrate the most important achievements and steps of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in his career. In total, Nike will launch seven different unique boots as part of the series. We take a look at all Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 chapters released so far.



Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 Chapter 1 - Savage Beauty




The first of seven signature boot chapters celebrating key moments in the game's most explosive legacy, the Savage Beauty Mercurial is inspired by Cristiano's volcanic homeland of Madeira. Growing up surrounded by one of the world's most destructive natural phenomena, CR7's fierce passion and explosive ability on the pitch comes as no surprise.

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Designed to CR7's exact specifications, the Savage Beauty Superfly IV features an iconic lava-inspired graphic—the most intricate print in Nike Football history. The vibrant six-colour design flows from toe to heel, accentuating Cristiano's incredible speed, which is complemented by an iridescent White Swoosh. The classic CR7 logo appears on the lateral side of the heel to highlight this Mercurial as a signature edition.

Release date: October 2015
Official colours: Black/Total Crimson/Vivid Purple/White

Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 Chapter 2 - Natural Diamond




Chapter 2 of 7 in a CR7 signature series celebrating Cristiano's illustrious career, Natural Diamond is inspired by the moment he left Madeira to realise his dream of becoming the world's best. The boot's iconic design pays tribute to Cristiano's raw, natural ability as a young footballer, and the way pressure polished and refined his game.

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Debuting a textured heel—a Mercurial first—which smoothens out towards the toe, every detail of the boot celebrates the way Cristiano refined his game, transforming potential into greatness. A bold, Oceanic Blue represents the sea he crossed from Madeira to mainland Portugal, following his pro aspirations at age 12 in Lisbon. The Blue upper is elevated with a visible sparkle on both the Swoosh and CR7 logo.

Release date: March 2016
Official colours: Deep Royal Blue/Racer Blue/Black/Metallic Silver

Mercurial Superfly V CR7 Chapter 3 - Discovery




The third of seven chapters chronicling CR7's iconic career, this Mercurial Superfly V, titled Discovery, is inspired by his man-of-the-match performance in Lisbon on 6 August 2003. Turning a friendly into a personal highlight reel, Cristiano caught the eye of one of the world's greatest managers, who signed him straight after the game, bringing him to Manchester and launching his career into the spotlight.

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Featuring the date history was made on the heel and an outline of the stadium that witnessed it on the sockliner, this Mercurial Superfly is packed with details to celebrate the moment of CR7's discovery. Reimagining his former club's colours with a Dark Seaweed and Volt colourway, the contrasting knit pattern pays tribute to their iconic striped kit. Finally, the subtle, reflective dot graphic recreates the wave pattern on the classic chrome Mercurial Vapor Cristiano was wearing the first time he made the world take notice.

Release date: November 2016
Official colours: Seaweed/Hasta/White/Volt

Mercurial Superfly V CR7 Chapter 4 - Forged for Greatness




Inspired by Cristiano’s Manchester debut, wearing the famous No. 7 shirt, the Nike Mercurial Superfly 'Forged for Greatness Mercurial' football boot celebrates the moment CR became CR7. The boot pays tribute to the start of an explosive six-year period, during which time Cristiano forged his game, physique and mentality, evolving from prodigy to icon.

Design Details




Designed to the exact specifications of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Superfly V fuses a total Crimson soleplate with a metallic upper, reflecting his transformation through a molten-steel-inspired colourway. The iconic logo features a prominent 7 against tonal CR lettering to highlight the moment Cristiano earned his iconic number. The heel features the Roman numerals for 28, XXVIII, with the 'VII' highlighted – paying homage to the number he wore when he was discovered in Lisbon.

Release date: April 2017
Official colours: Cool Grey/Wolf Grey/Total Crimson/Metallic Haematite

Mercurial Superfly V CR7 Chapter 5 - Cut To Brilliance




'Cut To Brilliance' marks the fifth chapter in a series of seven boots hailing the biggest moments in Cristiano Ronaldo's unrivalled career.

Design Details



A continuation from Chapter 2's raw diamond design, Chapter 5 presents CR7 as a finished stone. The clean fractal diamond pattern etched onto the upper is inspired by the Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, the first Mercurial he debuted in Madrid. The boot's White silhouette is inspired by CR7's new club, Los Blancos. Multi-coloured Flyknit yarns, combined with an iridescent coating on the upper, represent light shining through a diamond, symbolic of Cristiano's record-breaking performances.

Release date: September 2017
Official colours: Blue Tint / White / Volt / Black

Mercurial Superfly V CR7 Chapter 6 - Born Leader




'Born leader' marks the second to last chapter in Nike's series of seven boots hailing the biggest moments in Cristiano Ronaldo's unrivaled career. It is the first boot of the series based on the all-new Nike Mercurial Superfly 360.

Design Details



The turquoise colorway on Chapter 6 takes its inspiration from Portugal’s previous away kits. A ‘C’ for Cristiano recognizes his role as Captain of Portugal and sits on top of an armillary sphere. The nautical device is a tribute to the country’s rich maritime history and is featured inside both swooshes.



CR7’s player edition features all the technology of the Mercurial 360, wrapping the entire foot in Flyknit, embedding Nike All Conditions Control (ACC) into the upper, and eliminating the soleplate for traction only where you need it. The result is a boot built for explosive speed in all directions.



Release date: March 2017
Official colours: Clear Jade/ Black / Hyper Turquoise/ Metallic Vivid Gold


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