Cristiano Ronaldo’s Nike CR7 Launch Event

The Spanish soccer star's new CR7 line from Nike is out, and that means it's time to party.

Nash Herringtonby Nash Herrington

Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be one the greatest soccer players in the world.  Heading up the internationally popular Real Madrid club and leading Team Spain to a World Cup title in 2010, Ronaldo is unquestionably at the top of his game. 

We're all used to big name athletes getting their own shoes.  But, when an icon like Nike decides to turn a player into a brand of their own, you know that they have something special.  Not only has Nike released CR's new CR7 shoe line, they've also released an entire clothing line in his name.

 

Or, if you're interested in hookin' yourself up with a street version of the shoe… (which is what I did.)

 

Finally, with a release so awesome, Nike knew they had to pull out all the stops.  That's why they invited a bunch of people to the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, CA to spread the good news.  Check out the photos from the party!

If that wasn't enough to wet your whistle, just remember that Cristiano Ronaldo has good taste.  So, if he's cool with it, we all should be.  Remember his girlfriend?

Yeah, that's Irina Shayk, and that photo is from Sports Illustrated's 2011 Swimsuit edition so I have to give them props for that…

To check out more of the CR7 line, head over to Nike's Official Soccer Web site.