Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded with his third Ballon d’Oron on Monday, so no wonder why his sponsor Nike decided to honor him with a pair of special edition football boots. The Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold boots are actually a tribute to Ronaldo’s achievements last year, when he won the Champions League, Copa del Rey, European Super Cup, Club World Cup and Ballon d’Or.
The boots which are primarily gold in colour are embedded with micro-diamonds encrusted onto the CR7 logo towards the heel, a first in Nike history. The micro-diamonds are remnants from larger stones that are painstakingly perfected by craftsmen. As the diamonds are refined and the details sharpened, tiny pieces are cut away, leaving micro-diamonds behind as evidence of work in progress.