The final installment in a series that has celebrated Ronaldo’s brilliant display in both the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, here Nike introduces the latest colorway of its Mercurial Vapor IX soccer silhouette. This version of the shoe highlights a different Ronaldo – the younger, Portuguese one named Christiano – and his creative showing in the 2010 South Africa games. The lightweight shoe is done up here in high-visibility Metallic Mach Purple and Total Orange, which surely aided Portugal’s no. 7 to create precision passes and perfectly-weighted shots. This version of the Mercurial Vapor IX will debut on Ronaldo’s feet on March 23, with the boot releasing to the masses here on March 24.
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