Cristiano Ronaldo has very specific taste in football boots.
As a self-proclaimed man of style, the Real Madrid superstar takes the look of his footballing footwear very seriously. Just last month, a senior figure at Nike claimed that “Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t like to wear black boots because he says black looks slow and he wants to feel fast.”
Which makes sense… sort of.
However, while the new boots the Ballon d’Or winner revealed in his first training session of 2017 stick to that ‘bright colours only’ policy, they do pose one significant problem for normal human beings.
Take a look at the boots in action below. Can you spot the issue?
Can you see why these otherwise lovely-looking, very beautiful, very cool boots might be somewhat problematic for the mere mortals among us?
They’re white. Not just a little bit white. Not just mainly white. They are perfectly white.
They look like a pair of really expensive, box-fresh trainers; the sort of trainers you protect from any form of dirt, in an attempt to keep them gleaming for as long as humanly possible.
That can work with trainers. With football boots, which are designed to be worn on muddy pitches and which are inevitably going to get coated in dirt? Not so much.
Basically, these are boots designed to be worn once – and once only. Fine when you’re Cristiano Ronaldo, a man who can get a fresh pair whenever you fancy. For the rest of us, these would need a LOT of looking after…