Nike Mercurial CR7 “Ballon d’Or” Collection!

Four “Ballon d’Or” tropihes and four boots made to celebrate each of the great year Cristiano Ronaldo have had! 

The first pair, Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Fg 100, was actually released in 2013 and not for Cristiano winning the Ballon d’Dor but for his record breaking year at Real Madrid!

The numbers on the heel represents different records or achievements he had that season:

  • 1 first Spanish championship
  • 9 goals for Portugal
  • 14 games played for the national team
  • 19 the first player to score against all 19 La-Liga teams
  • 27 years old in 2012
  • 55 games played in all tournaments for his club
  • 60 goals scored in all tournaments for his club

There was only 100 pairs released of this boot!

Next boot is the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Sg-Pro 100. This boot was revealed soon after Cristiano Ronaldo was named FIFA Player Of The Year in 2014! This pair was also produced just 100 pairs globally and is one of the most sought boots on the market. This time Nike kept the design simple but still classy. Together with the white and black coloured upper Nike added a beautiful gold soleplate. Everything about this boot is spot on!

Cristiano Ronaldo won the 3rd Ballon d’Or for the season 2014 and again Nike didn’t let us down by releasing the next boot – Nike Mercurial Superfly IV CR SE Sg-Pro “Rare Gold”.

Again there was made only 333 pairs in the world and lucky enough I got the pair mine numbered 333 of 333. I actually tried to buy these when they were released exclusively via Nike Football App in march 2015, but they sold out in seconds… They were retailed at 300£ GBP! As so often I had to wait few months before I found a pair on eBay, got them for a cheeky 250£ 😛

So we seen what Nike have delivered in the past few years, now we could expect something special for Cristiano Ronaldo winning his 4th Ballon d’Or for the season 2016. And we did! The new boot is called Nike Mercurial Superfly V CR SE Fg “Vitórias”! The is craeted to embody C.Ronaldo’s iconic personality as one of the most decorated player in the world. 

What an increadible year he had. He won the Champions League with Real Madrid and even a bigger achievement was leading his nation to glory for the first time in their history. Again the design is pretty simple but still stunning as the earlier models.

This boot is also a limited edition with only 777 pairs made in the world, I got the pair numbered 230 out of 777. A big bonus is that the boots are all individually numbered!

Thank you for reading!

Custome gold Nike Mercurial Vapor III Fg

Here’s my custome painted Nike Mercurial Vapor III Fg. I spray painted them few months ago and re-spray painted them yesterday, as the gold colour is very sensitive. The final result is great! 

The original colour of these was the release colourway white with the yellow heel and a black Nike swoosh. My first plan was to keep the Nike swoosh visible by painting it white or silver. Once I got painting the gold base I decided to paint the whole boot gold because everyone recognize this boot by it’s shape not by the Nike logo 😉 

Had to paint the original laces seperately to make sure they was painted all the way. 

Really satisfied how they look today!

Nike Mercurial Superfly IV

If I’m honest I didn’t really like the Nike Mercurial Superfly IV at first sight when Nike revealed them in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup in Rio. It has happened to me with few other boots also 😜

I have started to learn that the boots usually looks better in real life than in the pictures. This happened also with the Nike Mercurial Superfly IV’s! Although there was many colours released of the Superfly IV I only own 3 pairs. Luckly 3 of the limited edition pairs: CR SE Sg-Pro “Rare Gold”, CR SE 324K and the “What the Mercurial”! 

There is only 2 pairs that I like to add to my Superfly IV collection some day: the BHM and “Camo”!

Nike, Nike, Nike…

Can you imagine that these boots are getting old and soon they will be hard to find?! For example the Nike Magista Obra first colourway was released for World Cup in Rio 2014, so already 2 years since they were released. Still think this first colourway is one of the best! Also we have had the pleasure to use knitted boots with collar in over 2 years. Time flyes 😛

The two other boots are a bit newer, the Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 “Touch of Gold” was released in September 2015. They were limited edition with only 3000 pairs made in the world. Nike used the finest leather, Alegria leather, and trust me it’s one of the softest uppers ever made! 

And last but not least the Nike Mercurial Superfly IV 324K released in January 2016 in limited numbers only. One of the cleanest Mercurial releases in this year. They were made to celebrate C.Ronaldo goal scoring record in Real Madrid CF, I have a feeling that there will be many more CR7 boots yet to come 😉

All and all I think these are some of the best releases from Nike in past 2 years time!

Custome made: Nike Mercurial Vapor III “Gold”

I had been thinking of this project for some time already. I had the right paint but I were not 100% sure if it would work, also I didin’t want to ruin a great pair of boots either. 

I like to think about them as one of Nike’s golden boots through the years!

The original colourway was the white and yellow which also was the release colourway in 2006. The white base made them easy to be re-painted. I used a spray paint made for plastic, rubber and wood materials. Many people are asking me if the paint would last while playing in them? The truth is that in hard use the colour would start to slowly vanish, but then again these were not painted for play in 😉

Hope you like the result and make sure to check out the video clip on my YouTube account: Toffem

Nike Mercurial CR SE

All together!

Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE, Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Sg-Pro and Nike Mercurial Superfly IV CR SE Sg-Pro 😏👊🏻

The first two editions are limited to 100 pairs of each. Third pair there is 333 pairs made globally, my pair is numbered 333/333!

The boots are really hard to get hold off nowdays, so I’m glad to own them. I’m also enjoying taking pictures of them, no matter which angle you choose it always results a great picture!

The hard question is: Which one is the best?

Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 Premium “Touch of Gold”

My latest addition is the Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 Premium also called “Touch of Gold”! Designed for the 2004 and 2005 Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho.

Made of the purest leather the Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 is an update to the Nike Tiempo Air Legend I back in 2005. Everyone remebers Ronaldinhos crossbar challenge on YouTube!

This boot was a limited released in 2015 and sold out in under an hour! Only 3000 pairs made and they are all individually numbered, which is always a bonus. My pair is numbered 2932 of 3000.


Nike Mercurial Vapor II Sg R9


Finally added this great pair to my collection! Made back in 2004, Nike Mercurial Vapor II Sg in rare gold colourway. 

Found them for a reasonable price for 100£+shipping and condition as new I believe this was a bargain. The design is quite simple but still beautiful, the balance between gold, white and black Nike swoosh completes it all!


Adidas Predator Mania in Gold

So I started a project with an excellent pair of Adidas Predator Mania Sg, the only problem they had were the white rubber stripes were broken and coming off. So what I did was replaced them with stiched leather stripes, and I were satisfied. Almost…

Then I had to take the project to a next level! I had them airbrush painted at a local artist @maalinetti, and I wanted them to match the famous pair of Gold Manias that were made to celebrate Zidane winning the 3rd FIFA player of the World!

Once they were painted I replaced the black elastic band with a new one in white and stiched it into place, I had to buy some new white laces to match the boots!

And here they are!


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