If there are any living legends in the world of football, one surely must be Ronaldo, the Brazilian wonder (not Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese wonder). Nike must think so too, as the company has just unveiled a new Air Max Mercurial R9 that honors the professional player.

The new colorway is a ravishing combination of royal blue, metallic silver mesh and golden yellow, as an homage to the Brazilian flag. The shoe's striking contours give it an aesthetic that's not far removed from the much-adored Air Max 97, and the Supreme-endorsed Air Max 98.

Stay tuned for Nike to announce the release date of the Ronaldo-inspired Air Max Mercurial R9.

Nike has also been playing with the Mercurial in this new Zoom Spiridon mashup shoe.

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