Nike and Cristiano Ronaldo have launched a new pair of boots – named Chapter 4: Forged for Greatness – and they tell the story of his journey from Lisbon to Manchester. The roman numerals XXVIII feature on the heel stiffener, with the VII highlighted to depict his swapping of Sporting CF’s No.28 shirt for Manchester United’s No.7. “I remember when I left Lisbon for England that Alex Ferguson said to me, ‘I want you to take the No.7’,” the Real Madrid forward recalled. “I accepted the challenge, it was great and it was the beginning of my success in football. “Probably one of the most beautiful moments in my career so far.” The colour of the boots also has a special significance, as they are a nod to the way iron is forged, with the orange gradually becoming a metallic colour.