Nike has honoured Real Madrid and Portugal talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, with his very own Air Max 97. The iconic silhouette has been reimagined with a typically understated metallic gold patchwork upper atop a classic white and black sole unit. The heel tab is adorned with CR7, so that everyone behind you will know that you really, really like football.
“As a young boy, Cristiano Ronaldo was limited to just two pairs of shoes—one for play, and one for school” explained Nike in a statement, “while his school shoes were well kept, his play shoes always ended up with holes due to the endless amount of time he spent playing football. Each time he’d get a new hole in his shoes, his mother would patch them up.”
The Nike Air Max 97 CR7 releases on October 23 via Nike’s official website.