Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t like wearing black boots because they make him look slow, according to an official from Nike.
The Real Madrid star has been wearing Nike footwear since his career began in Portugal at Sporting and has since become the leading star for the sportswear company.
Ronaldo now has his own CR7 range but it’s been revealed that the 31-year-old has a preference for brightly coloured boots.
‘I think he’s amazing, but he’s the first to say ‘I can improve’. He says he can get better and will do his part, but he needs us to do ours too,’ Max Blau, the vice-president for Nike Football Footwear, told Goal.
‘That puts a lot of pressure on us. We have to come up with something to help him. That’s how we came up with the new Mercurial Superfly [the boots Ronaldo currently wears].
‘Every player has their favourite colour, and it’s been scientifically proven that the colour of the boots activates chemicals in the player’s mind.
‘When you feel better, you play better. The main reason of the colour is to give confidence.
‘For example, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t like to wear black boots because he says black looks slow and he wants to feel fast.’