For most of his professional career, Cristiano Ronaldo has worn Nike football boots. In 1998, he wore a pair of Nike Mercurials and famously displayed them around his neck, which helped to increase the boot’s popularity.
In 2003, he made his love for Nike official by signing on as an athlete for the company. After that, in 2016, he signed a $1 billion endorsement contract for life.
Cristiano Ronaldo, better known by his jersey number CR7, has worn more than twenty distinct signature cleats from Nike’s Mercurial line during the course of his career. In keeping with his Nike preference, CR7’s newest football boot is the Nike Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite CR7 FG.
Scroll down to see the best five pairs of football boots worn by Ronaldo over the years, whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about the player’s gear.
CR7 Safari and four other football boots were worn by Cristiano Ronaldo in the past
1. Nike CR7 Spark Positivity Superfly
Nike made Cristiano Ronaldo a pair of Mercurial Superfly 8s just for the UEFA Euro 2020. The CR7 Spark Positivity is decked out in Portugal’s national team colors and details to honor Cristiano’s allegiance to the country. The shoes were released on June 28, 2021, and can be purchased through Nike retail stores and online.
The exterior mesh structure is primarily white, with some red chile fire images. The Flyknit sneaker’s tongue and collar are both red. In addition, an orange Swoosh silhouette is embroidered on the black Swoosh on the upper.
White dominates the outer mesh, with accents of red chile fire imagery. The collar and tongue of the Flyknit sneaker are colored red. In addition, the upper’s black Swoosh features an orange silhouette.
2. Nike CR7 Dream Speed 4
Not only did Cristiano Ronaldo wear the first Dream Speed of the 2021 Mercurial MDS004, but so did other A-list athletes like Erling Haaland, Bruno Fernandes, and Mbappe, further increasing the shoe’s popularity.
The MDS004 features a gradient from a deep red at the midfoot to a softer yellow at the toe box. The Flyknit collar, tongue flap, and heel counter are all predominantly white. These exterior colors flow seamlessly into the sole, heightening the contrast between the black Aerotrak arrow and the spine.
Immediately behind the Speed Wings, on the medial and lateral sides of the ankles, are Nike Swooshes with a black outline and a silver micromesh design.
3. Ronaldo’s Nike Mercurial Superfly “CR7STIANO”
The “CR7STIANO” 2019 signature version of the Nike Mercurial Superfly for the Bianconeri is Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal tribute. The design was inspired by Ronaldo’s first season with the Italian club Juventus when he wore the black, white, and gold CR7 Nike Superfly cleats.
Black dominates the upper of the new Nike Mercurial Superfly Cristiano Ronaldo 2019 soccer cleats, with a large CR7STIANO print around the outside side. A gold metallic hue is used for the sole plate, a small outlined Swoosh, and the ‘7’ in the oversized top text.
The “CR7STIANO” sock liner, in black and gold, of the Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 signature footwear is intriguing as well. The left shoe features Ronaldo’s signature and jersey number, while the right shoe shows the Portuguese superstar’s famous free-kick posture. Mainly black, the sneaker stands out.
Each pair of these shoes cost about $350. Nike’s online store sold 2,019 pairs of cleats on May 6, 2019.
4. Nike Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite
The most recent release date for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite boots from Swoosh is October 31, 2022. These pairs were sold in small quantities via the official brand website for $275 (EUR 275, GBP 230).
This is the football shoe that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
White dominates the design of CR7’s Nike Zoom Mercurial 2022 boots, which feature accents of concord and metallic copper. The approved color scheme is “White/Metallic Copper/Concord.” The entire layout was based on the iconic Portuguese azulejo tiles.
5. Nike Mercurial Superfly VII “Safari”
In 2010, Safari boots were introduced to the public for the first time. Then, in the year 2020, Nike surprised fans by re-releasing an upgraded version of the wildly popular and iconic design. These sets first went on sale on June 17, 2020, for about $300.
The player debuted in the Madrid Derby in November of 2010, and the design included the now-iconic safari print that debuted on Tinker Hatfield’s 1987 Air Safari. This was done to emphasize his incredible reflexes and natural style.
The safari pattern was given a unique twist with the addition of a reflective and non-reflective chevron arrangement that shone differently in different lights.
These are some of Cristiano Ronaldo’s top football shoes from throughout his career.
Any of the aforementioned cleats can be purchased by fans through resellers and stockists. They can also keep an eye on Nike’s website in the event that these sneakers are reissued there at some point.