Cristiano Ronaldo and Nike are cooking up something new on CR7’s favorite Air Max. After the “Gold Patchwork” dropped last year, Ronaldo fans now have another chance at the Nike Air Max 97 CR7 in “University Red” coming soon.

Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo became the third athlete to ever sign a lifetime contract with Nike. Joining the elite ranks of Michael Jordan and LeBron James, the Swoosh is now allowing Ronaldo to design his own versions of classic Nike sneakers. The first shoe to release with the CR7 name and logo was the “Gold Patchwork” Air Max 97. Now, Cristiano and Nike are decorating the same silhouette with a bright red colorway to honor the legendary footballer’s home country of Portugal. For the new “Portugal Patchwork” iteration, the entire upper has been dipped in red save for the mini golden Swoosh on the lateral side of the shoe. This new version features the same patchwork of materials over the lower waves on the 97, with oddly placed stitching to give the impression of actual strips having been sewn on. The pull tab on the back features Cristiano’s CR7 branding, while the red full-length air unit underneath completes the look. The sneakers will also come with two extra sets of laces, one green and one yellow, to complete the trio of colors also featured in the Portuguese flag.


The Air Max 97 CR7 in University Red has been confirmed to release on April 24th, 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo’s second take on the Air Max 97 will retail for $170 and release from both Nike SNKRS and select Swoosh retailers. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more information on obtaining a pair.

Nike Air Max 97 CR7 “Portugal Patchwork”
Release Date: April 24th, 2018
Price: $170
Color: University Red/White-Metallic Gold
Style Code: AQ0655-600