Like Cristiano Ronaldo, azulejo tiles are a Portuguese national treasure. For the Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 Elite CR7, we took visual inspiration from the Portuguese icons to show what can be achieved when one dedicates themselves to the craft. Now loaded with a football-specific Zoom Air unit, you can put the pedal down in the waning minutes of a match—when it matters most.
The all-over, 1-of-a-kind graphic on the upper pays tribute to some of CR7’s past boots in an azulejo pattern.
Welcome to the Pitch, Zoom
For the first time in our history, Nike has developed an all-new, football-specific 3/4 Zoom Air unit. It sits in the plate and provides an additional level of springy underfoot feel that helps you move faster on the pitch and create separation when it matters the most—whether you’re scoring goals, being first to the ball or going by defenders.
Drive Your Speed
The speed cage inside the structure is made from a thin but strong material that secures the foot to the outsole without adding additional weight for optimal lockdown.
Dig In, Take Off
Tri-star studs provide multi-directional traction with every step, so you can change directions quickly and confidently. Heel studs provide traction and stability when braking. Toe-off centre studs give you traction during explosive starts.
A redone design improves the fit, so that it better simulates the foot. We did this by conducting multiple wear tests on hundreds of athletes. The result is a more contoured toe box and better lockdown in the heel.
Feel the Ball
The upper is made from Vaporposite, which combines a grippy, grid mesh with a premium lining for supreme ball control at high speeds. The lining provides a tactile feel across the surface of the upper. It’s soft, but stable and wraps tightly around your foot. The pliability offers a more natural on-ball feel for shooting, dribbling or passing.
- For use on slightly wet, short-grass pitches
- Cushioned insole
- Colour Shown: White/Concord/Medium Blue/Metallic Copper
- Style: DQ5299-182
- Country/Region of Origin: China