PATH TO GREATNESS
Ronaldo's journey to becoming the world's greatest took him from his home island of Madeira to the global spotlight of Madrid. The CR7 Chapters series highlights the significant moments of his incredible career.
This is his story—one boot at a time.
"Madeira will always be close to my heart."
CHAPTER 1: SAVAGE BEAUTY
The first of the seven signature boot chapters, the Savage Beauty Mercurial is inspired by Ronaldo's volcanic homeland of Madeira. Growing up surrounded by one of the world’s most destructive natural phenomena, Ronaldo's fierce passion and explosive ability on the pitch is captured in the vibrant, six-color graphic that flows from toe to heel.
“Leaving home at 12 was the most difficult part of my career so far.”
CHAPTER 2: NATURAL DIAMOND
The Natural Diamond boot was inspired by the moment Ronaldo left Madeira to realize his dream of becoming the world’s best. The boot's design pays tribute to the way pressure polished and refined CR7's game with a shimmering upper and a rocky texture on the heel that smooths out towards the toe.
"This game changed my career forever. Ten days after the match, I was playing in England with my new team."
CHAPTER 3: DISCOVERY
The third chapter in this boot series is inspired by Ronaldo's performance in Lisbon on August 6th, 2003. That display announced him as one of Europe's brightest young talents and earned him a move to Manchester and the Premier League. The boot design celebrates that moment with subtle reflective dot graphics that recreate wave patterns on the classic chrome Mercurial Vapor—the boot Ronaldo was wearing the first time the world took notice.
"In the five years that I was there, I learned the art of football."
CHAPTER 4: FORGED FOR GREATNESS
Inspired by his time in Manchester, the Forged for Greatness Mercurial celebrates the moment CR became “CR7”. The boot pays tribute to the explosive five-year period in England, when he put on the famous No. 7 shirt and evolved from a raw talent to a global icon. The design fuses a total crimson soleplate with a metallic upper, reflecting his transformation through a molten steel-inspired colorway.
"My motivation is to show the world that I'm a class player."
CHAPTER 5: CUT TO BRILLIANCE
After a record transfer, Ronaldo arrived in Madrid, where he would perfect his game. This boot nods to the biggest moments in his unrivaled career. The clean fractal diamond pattern etched onto the upper is inspired by the first Mercurial he debuted
in Madrid. Multi-colored Flyknit yarns—combined with an iridescent coating on the upper—represent light shining through a diamond, symbolic of Ronaldo's record-breaking performances.
"When you play for your country, you want to win, you want to defend your colors."
CHAPTER 6: BORN LEADER
The sixth chapter of CR7’s boot legacy tells the story of his ability to lead Portugal to victory—whether from the pitch or the sideline. The special-edition Superfly 360’s colors are influenced by Portugal’s past away kits and features armillary sphere patterns, inspired by the country’s maritime history.