Ronaldo, from Patches to Riches: Portugal Patchwork


Cristiano Ronaldo and Nike team up next week to deliver April’s ultimate Air Max. With two legendary names working on a single project, its no wonder that Air Max 97 CR7 Portugal Patchwork is a hotly-anticipated release. Classic lines meet the modern master of the pitch on April 24 for $170.00.

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Air Mac 97 CR7 Portugal Patchwork

Release Date: April 24, 2018

Retail: $170.00

Color: University Red

Features: Patchwork design & red laces

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Ronaldo from Patches to Riches: Portugal Patchwork

One of the world’s football players might have a larger-than-life career now, but he comes from humble beginnings. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s passion for the pitch began when he was a young boy, wearing out his shoes after hours playing ball.

While his school shoes were well kept, his play shoes always ended up with holes thanks to the endless amount of time he spent on the pitch. Each time he’d wear a new hole in his shoes, his mother would patch it up, allowing him to get back out to hone his skills.


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These days, Portuguese superstar has his pick of brand new footwear– and wants his newest kicks to be on your feet. He doesn’t forget where he came from, though. Ronaldo uses his celebrity status as a platform to give back to the community. Recently he launched the CR7 Selfie app, which donates to Save the Children with every download.

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Reminiscing Red

The color red has a special meaning to both Nike and Ronaldo. Red is a legacy color for Nike and Jordan Brand, making its appearance here in one of its finest forms.

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Portugal Patchwork also draws inspiration from other “big reds” in Ronaldo’s life. The color has been present throughout his career, as seen in his home country’s flag, and formerly in his Manchester United kit. Of course, his CR7 brand was inspired from his breakout career wearing number 7 for the Red Devils.

Patching Things Up

The finest detail of Portugal Patchwork is seen in the “mixed media” styling of different leather finishes, strategically sewn together. Patent, snakeskin, and cowhide textures combine to add dimension to this Air Max– perfectly fitting to capture Ronaldo’s multi-dimensional style of play.

The stitching and side mesh panel are also red, and are finished off with an understated, embroidered black and gold Swoosh.

Jump On It

Get yourself together for April 24 when Air Max 97 CR7 Portugal Patchwork flies into store. If this Air Max flies off the shelves as fast as Ronaldo descends toward a goal, then act fast before they’re gone.

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