On August 6th, 2003, at the age of 18, Cristiano Ronaldo played for his Lisbon club for the last time, as the opposing squad he faced that day was determined not to leave town without him.
His career – and arguably football – would never be the same. The fateful game that propelled his career to the next level is the inspiration behind the design of the Nike Mercurial Vapor XI CR7 FG Chapter 3: Discovery football boot.
The colors of the boots are inspired by the team he was playing for, amplified in a modern way. The lateral side features silver dot graphics, as well as a subtle reflective wave design as a nod to the Mercurial Vapor I boots he wore in 2003. The numbers 06, 08 and 03 (day, month, year) etched on the heel counter commemorate the date of his discovery, while a sparkling CR7 logo highlights the shining performance he delivered.