Nike designs micro-diamond encrusted boots for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s star player and one of the best players of his generation grabbed his third Ballon d’Or few days ago ahead of the likes of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Thus, to celebrate the win, Nike who sponsor Ronaldo have unveiled a new pair of boots which are specially designed for the Portuguese star. Named Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold, the special boots comes in golden shade color with CR7 logo on the heel encrusted with micro-diamonds. These one of a kind cleats with a luxurious touch by Nike weren’t just for the show, Ronaldo actually wore them last weekend against Getafe and netted the ball twice during the match.
Gold is earned, which is why gold color was selected as the main color for the boots. Therefore, paying tribute to Ronaldo’s passion for the game and his numerous achievements both at the country and club level that have earned him golden award.
According to Nike’s official website:
The micro-diamonds are remnants from larger stones that are painstakingly perfected by craftsmen. As the diamonds are refined and the details sharpened, tiny pieces are cut away, leaving micro-diamonds behind as evidence of work in progress.
The commitment to keep chipping away at something already impressive reminded Nike’s design team of Ronaldo’s work ethic. While many see Ronaldo as the best in the world, he sees room for improvement.