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A Closer Look at the adidas Messi 16+ Space Dust

When you're Lionel Messi you don't do ordinary. You're the best, you demand the best. You don't buy Sainsbury's Basics, you fill up on Taste the Difference. You don't take the standard edition Ford Focus, you pay extra for a Sport edition with alloys and a self-dimming rear-view mirror. And you certainly do not wear normal football boots that mere mortals wear, oh no. You wear your own, with your signature logo on it.

Only someone with the heralded status of Leo Messi could wear a signature football boot and call it something as powerful as Space Dust. Maybe Ronaldo, maybe Bendnter, maybe Ade Akinbiyi. That's what adidas are going with for Messi's latest chapter in his signature collection, and it's hard to deny that the dark grey and solar green colourway has a seriously strong presence. The Space Dust collection is headlined by the Pureagility boot and follows on from the limited edition 10/10 edition, but Messi will no doubt wear his preferred 16.1 version.

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A galaxy print features across the upper, presumably a hidden message relating to Messi's out-of-this-world ability, and the boot also features all the usual Messi 16+ tech, including Agility Touch Skin Layer, Purecut Upper and Sprintframe OPutsole. Win five Ballon d’Ors and you can make up fancy names for your own boot tech too. Space Dust. Cool, right? Just don't Urban Dictionary it. Seriously. You already have, haven't you?

Want a pair? Get them here.


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