Keen boot spotters will have noticed Lionel Messi wearing a brand new adidas F50i football boots colourway - and here they are, the White/Navy/Gold Messi football boots.
Lionel Messi is one of the best footballers in the world, and fully deserves his own boot range. These special release football boots feature a few significant enhancements and cosmetic changes to the regular F50i. And, although Messi himself may choose to wear a customised F30i
on pitch, the global F50i superstar does favour the leather upper.
The upper of the F50i Messi is crafted from kangaroo leather which makes it soft, supple and highly flexible. And the leather has unique stitching patterns, which along with adding to the aesthetics of the boot, maintain the leathers performance and durability by holding its shape. The raised
stitching on the instep hints at Predator-style vamps, with a bold red
"i" the only interruption on an otherwise clean instep.
This classy new adidas F50i colourway is available in the TUNiT
component system, which aims to provide players with the complete season
round, any condition set up. Existing F50 players can benefit from
snapping up the new upper, as it is interchangeable with their existing chassis and insole to suit
their game and style.
The White/Navy/Gold football boots are the second Lionel Messi adidas F50i boot, and once again feature his symbol on the lace cover, although in a more subtle white shade. The symbol is inspired from the flag of Argentina
and Leo Messi's home town of Rosario (the town where the country's flag
was founded), featuring the Sun in it's design, a homage to the Argentina flag but also "a reference to Leo's
playing style: Just as the Sun gives light to the World, Leo's playing
style lights up entire stadiums worldwide"!
Specific to Lionel Messi's boots, the Alles-Klar section of the heel and soleplate is not as transparent
as on other F50i's, as it is more smokey and frosted with a soft
gold colouring disguising the chassis choice. The heel counter has been made more dense
to add to the support and stability of the boots, and for style the three adidas stripes wrap around the heel and onto the Alles-Klar sole.
The White/Navy/Gold adidas F50i Messi football boots are a really classy looking colourway, befitting of a player of Messi's skill and ability. Available to pre-order from 9th December the boots are expected to hit the shelves on 7th January, and you can currently pick up the complete Comfort Pack for around £125 GBP, with selected retailers offering the upper only for around £60 GBP.