Brand: Nike

Model: Air Max 97 CR7

Key Features: Full-length Max Air tooling, patchwork design, tonal laces, tongue and heel pulls, contrasting branding

Release Date: April 24

Price: $170 USD

Buy: Nike

Editor’s Notes: Nike will soon be blessing the world's best footballer with a thematic edition of his Air Max 97 CR7. This particular release is a nod to Cristiano Ronaldo's childhood when he only had two pairs of shoes, one for play and one for school, leaving the young athlete wearing holes in his play kicks over and over again. Every time Ronaldo would come home with worn shoes, his mother would then patch them up, thus the "Portugal Patchwork" Air Maxes are now born.

To further point to his roots, the Air Max 97s are outfitted in Portugal red, accounting for a fierce overall look. A white midsole then breaks things up below, while tonal laces accompany. Gold branding hits in turn provide added flair, as you can look forward to Ronaldo's "Portugal Patchwork" Air Max 97 CR7 arriving April 24.

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