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Ronaldo x Nike Air Max 97 ‘Portugal Patchwork’ Review

Nike x Ronaldo Air Max 97 CR7 Sneakers Review
Nike x Ronaldo Air Max 97 CR7 Sneakers Review
Ronaldo x Nike Air Max 97 ‘Portugal Patchwork’ Review
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The Nike Air Max 97 CR7 is a lovely take of the Swoosh on the Ronaldo shoes that has been patched together to still be usable. The former is a far cry from the latter for the great design, quality and comfort it provides. Although, the limited edition shoes are pretty hard to acquire and the resale price is understandably high.


Even if you don’t follow soccer, chances are, you’ve heard of the Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. His success transcends beyond his sport of choice, and his story even inspiring especially when we consider that he came from humble means. The love for soccer came to Ronaldo early on, but he was not exactly equipped with the proper shoes to play. He only had two shoes, and one was already reserved for school. Inevitably, the other pair suffered holes due to incessant playing, and every time his dutiful mother would fix it for him by patching them up. Now that he is an internationally recognized athlete, the story of his less than ideal beginnings stuck, and has inspired the Swoosh to create the Air Max 97 CRZ, made distinct by its shimmering patches.

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Release date: October 2017
Price: US$170

The Nike Air Max 97 CR7 celebrates Cristiano Ronaldo’s career with shoes that he now no longer has to worry about, available in either gold or red. Shiny and modern, the release has not only prompted sneakerheads to be all ears; soccer fans also tuned in on how to grab the very exclusive kicks before its launch in October 2017.

Pros

The exterior of the CR7, even while basing on the silhouette of the Nike Air Max 97, is truly unique thanks to the dipped patches on the also interesting colorways. It may be glittery, but it is on the more subdued effect on the spectrum; one would imagine that it is pretty easy to go overboard on a shoe like this. It is classic, gorgeous and futuristic, all at the same time. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, the sneakers are also lauded for their comfort, even more so than other Air Maxes because of the cushioning. Trust us, there would be little to no complaints wearing them on the whole day. Unlike the Ronaldo shoes they are based on, the Air Max 97 CR7 are also noted for their durability, so a pair can last you a long time even with everyday use.

Cons

We know that the listed pros of the Nike Air Max 97 CR7 would make you want to grab them immediately, but the shoes are limited edition. That means, either you’re truly lucky to buy them at the original price, or have to give in to resellers who have amped the price way up than before. In terms of sizing, the sneakers run larger, so it is advisable to get them in a size half smaller than what you usually get.

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Image credits: LOST CULTURE (featured image), Nike, Futbolgrid, Sneakers-Magazine, futbolemotion (article images)

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