Many soccer fans will have fond memories of the Orange Peel Vapor IV’s sported by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Didier Drogba back in 2008. Cristiano Ronaldo had the crowd at Old Trafford amazed as he made dazzling runs and record goal-scoring feats, playing in the Vapor IV’s with their iconic lace-cover.
Nike followed up the Orange Peel Vapor’s with an additional 10 colorways, but it was in the Orange Peel colorway that Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United in a 6-0 win over Newcastle United and netted one of his most memorable free-kicks against Portsmouth. The Vapor IV Orange Peel colorway quickly became the soccer shoe that Everyone wanted.
Now a global phenom, Cristiano Ronaldo will have the chance to treat Real Madrid fans to a similar treat since these Orange Peel Mercurial are making a comeback with an upgrade in the Nike Mercurial Orange Peel Vapor VII.
The Mercurial Vapor has been ‘putting players in the spotlight’ for years with their flashy colorways and with this new Orange Peel Vapor, getting noticed will never be a problem. With the help of the striking heel pattern, meant to decrease team-mates decision making time by making it easier for them to spot you on the field, Nike hopes to create a faster pass rate to strikers and wingers. Volt colored studs help keep you flashy while keeping your feet firmly on the ground.
Easy visibility aside, these soccer shoes have the ability to keep up with the toughest of the tough. A perfect combination of velocity and precision, the Vapor VII’s benefit from the teijin synthetic upper enhanced by some of Nike’s top technological advancements including the stand-out Tepex Glass Fiber sole plate and the Vapor Traction system. Wrapped together in one soccer shoe, these innovations give you top of the line traction and maximum support all while keeping off the weight.
Having hit the international stage at the Copa America, this new colorway has already made it big. A reminder of the cleats short history, the Vapor VII Orange Peel edition have made it a long way in four short years, all alongside one of its biggest supporters, CR7.