Lionel Messi's World Cup wheels touch down in Russia as adidas launch a signature edition of the new Nemeziz 18.1 for their main man to wear this summer. Exclusive "Energy Mode" colourway, signature branding, this guy is kind of a big deal.

He was never going to be supplied with the same boot as the mere mortals he shares the pitch with, was he? The Messi series enters World Cup mode as the Argentine receives his fresh work shoes for his new summer job. Bright green, black detailing, and if you look closely inside them, full of goals.


The second generation Nemeziz chapter is a subtle upgrade on the 17+ design and will be headlined by a laceless 18+ edition in the colourway which will be worn by all adidas Nemeziz players competing in Russia next month. As for Messi though, he's a bit different – he'll be wearing his own colourway in the laced 18.1 version, with the 17.1 collar – mainly because he's much, much better than everyone else. Seems fair.

Pick up the adidas Nemeziz Messi 18.1 "Energy Mode" football boots from