Release Year: 2016
Condition: Brand new with string bag, no box.
The boot takes inspiration from how Ronaldo had to “forge his game through hard work,” hence the term Natural Diamond was born. Nike also took inspiration from Ronaldo’s natural ability as well as his hard work to create his game today, giving more meaning to the name Natural Diamond. Despite the fear that comes from moving, Cristiano went to Lisbon at a young age, because he knew he had to make the move to achieve his dreams. Ronaldo told Nike that, “To leave home it was the most difficult part of my career so far. When I realized I had potential to be a professional at 15-16-17, it was there when everything changed.” Ronaldo has obviously gone onto incredible things in his career so far, but I think it is best if we leave that for the coming chapters.
The boot’s name, “Natural Diamond” acknowledges Ronaldo’s natural ability but also how he crafted his game under pressure. The diamond aspect is further highlighted by the sparkle visible in the Swoosh and the CR7 logo.