- He's out of this world... but what is Ronaldo doing training by himself under the stars?15:25 | 21/10/2013
Cristiano Ronaldo is often hailed to being on another planet. And now the Real Madrid man is showing exactly why he is called a super-star with his new boots.
Ronaldo, 28, posted a picture on Twitter flashing off his latest studs, inspired by a galactic(o) theme.
The Nike Mercurial galaxy will be the Portugal international’s signature boots and he appeared to be suitably impressed with them.
But will his fans? He wrote: ‘My new #Mercurial boots from @NikeFootball – what do you think?’
Ronaldo then shared a short video on Instagram with his fans, opening the box containing the footwear before looking to camera and saying: ‘Nice’.
According to Nike, the Mercurial IX boot features an all-over digital print of the Star Vela Supernova and includes a seven star path print, paying homage to Cristiano’s No 7 shirt number.
The supernova print is juxtaposed with a chrome swoosh flecked with silver fleck and a Blue Glow outline.
Ronaldo added: ‘It’s cool when we create something that represents my personality and style of play. It’s a very special.’
Boot designer Denis Dekovic has the idea came about when a commentator suggested Ronaldo’s play had come ‘out of this world’.
‘We were watching a game, and after Cristiano scored yet another amazing free-kick the commentator posed the question “Is Ronaldo from this planet?!”
‘When we got back to the design studio we got to thinking about Ronaldo’s style and how similar it was to the definition of a supernova – a celestial body that radiates energy – and that was it, we had our inspiration.’
The former Manchester United star will parade them for the first time this Saturday in the El Clasico clash against Barcelona, where he’ll be looking to show he’s the best player in the universe against rival Lionel Messi.
His old boots have certainly stood him well and he was on target yet again at the weekend in Madrid’s 2-0 La Liga win over Malaga after Gareth Bale won his new team-mate a penalty.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, will find out today who Portugal will play in a World Cup play-off as they make one final bod to reach next summer’s tournament in Brazil. They could meet France, who are unseeded in the draw along with Sweden, Romania and Iceland.
But one thing’s for certain with his new boots, he’ll be guaranteed to find space as well as goals…
According to Dailymail
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