Like Cristiano Ronaldo, azulejo tiles are a Portuguese national treasure. For the Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 Academy CR7, we took visual inspiration from the Portuguese icons to show what can be achieved when one dedicates themselves to the craft. Now loaded with a soccer-specific Zoom Air unit, you can put the pedal down in the waning minutes of a match—when it matters most.
The allover, 1-of-a-kind graphic on the upper pays tribute to some of CR7’s past cleats in an azulejo pattern.
Welcome to the Field, Zoom
For the first time in our history, Nike has developed an all-new Zoom Air unit. It sits in the outsole and provides an additional level of springy underfoot feel that helps you move faster on the field and create separation when it matters the most—whether you're scoring goals, being first to the ball or going by defenders.
Drive Your Speed
The speed cage inside of the structure is made of a thin but strong material that secures the foot to the outsole without adding additional weight for optimal lockdown.
Dig In, Take Off
Based on Nike Sports Research Lab analysis of player movements, the rubber outsole is designed to provide multidirectional traction on street, court and indoor surfaces.
A redone design improves the fit, so that it better simulates the foot. We did this by conducting multiple wear tests on hundreds of athletes. The result is a more contoured toe box and better lockdown in the heel.
Feel the Ball
The upper has NikeSkin, a soft and flexible mesh material linked together by a thin coating. It helps provide ball control and truly gives you a feeling of barefoot soccer.
- For use on street, court and indoor surfaces
- Cushioned insole
- Shown: White/Concord/Medium Blue/Metallic Copper
- Style: DQ5313-182