PERFORMANCE INNOVATION MADE FOR THE STREETSNike F.C presents the Nike Free Flyknit Mercurial Men's Shoe, a remastered version of Cristiano Ronaldo's signature shoe designed for the streets with a lightweight, flexible Nike Free midsole. Visual details—like chrome-colored lace tips, a no-sew metallic silver Swoosh and a crackle pattern on the sockliner—mirror the bold aesthetic of the CR7 Chapter 2: Natural Diamond football boot while showcasing how the showstopper crafted his game under pressure.Benefits Flyknit upper with leather overlays for lightweight supportFlywire cables for an adaptive fitNike Free midsole with flex grooves for more natural movementStrategically placed rubber pods for durability in high-wear areasSockliner made to the exact specifications of Cristiano RonaldoReflective elements stand out in low lightAbout Cristiano RonaldoRarely do prodigies exceed their overwhelming expectations. A prolific winner and record-setter at every level, Cristiano Ronaldo is an obvious exception. From his first pro contract at age 10 to multiple Player of the Year honors, he's dominated the world's biggest stages with speed, savvy and a scorer's touch.Nike Free Origins After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university's golf course, three of Nike's most innovative and creative employees set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, similar to bare feet. The team spent eight years studying the biomechanics of runners' feet in motion. The results yielded a profound understanding of the foot's natural landing angle, pressure and toe position, allowing Nike designers to build an unconventional and flexible running shoe from the inside out.Flyknit OriginsNike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners seeking a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper.