He doesn’t wear them but he’s got his own line in them. Yeh, go figure.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi may be a fan of the F30i but that hasn’t stopped adidas bringing out a special Lionel Messi inspired F50i.
It is, of course, understandable for adidas to push the boundaries of association, particularly when they have Messi on their books and a bunch of designers who have come up with a stunning looking boot in Navy / Gold / Argentina Blue.
If you are a k-leather fan then this will certainly tickle your taste buds as the F50i Messi has all the hall marks of a Limited Edition k-leather classic.
From the frosted, pastel version of the Alles-Klar heel and soleplate to the gold ‘3 stripes’ it looks as if adidas have come up with a winner.
Perhaps the only downside is the elaborate sun motif on the lace cover. Apparently, it’s a visual and poetic homage to Messi’s homeland,' skill and talent. Hmm. A step too far perhaps? You tell us.