As World Cup-mania dies down and most casual (read: only watch during the World Cup) soccer fans proceed to forget the names of all the players, one fan-favorite is branching out — into fashion. Cristiano Ronaldo is launching a footwear line called CR7 and let me tell you, he isn't sticking to cleats. This brings the total of "Things I Know About Cristiano Ronaldo" to three: 1. abs and eyebrows for days, 2. plays soccer, 3. has a footwear line.
Ronaldo announced his new venture on his Facebook page, with a post that said:
Happy and proud to announce my newest range of products: Cristiano Ronaldo Footwear, 100% made in Portugal. Next February you’ll be able to get your own pair. Quality, comfort and sophistication describe my newest brand #CR7footwear. This Spring Summer 2015 you’ll know how it feels walking in my shoes.www.cr7footwear.com
Sounds pretty sweet, right? Better yet, the first images imply that these shoes will be awesome. They sort of look like classy bowling shoes. Although no price point has been revealed yet, the Daily Mirror says that Ronaldo "will target the premium end of the footwear market rather than the many styles of trainers usually associated with sports stars." This is code for: You probably can't afford them unless you skimp on necessities like eating for a few weeks.
For more information on CR7 as you wait for the February release to approach, visit cr7footwear.com.
Images: Cristiano Ronaldo/Facebook