It’s been a while since we’ve had a good blackout boot spot, in fact the last one that we posted up was Goran Pandev in the Champions League Semi-Final.
From what we can spot, the football boots in question have:
Stitched upper – which would identify them as the Leather version.
A low profile heel counter – with the same sweeping design as the current adidas F50 adiZero
Large tongue – also seems to be missing the ‘notches’ at either end of usual F50 tongue
Two Lateral forefoot studs – this is different to the usual adiZero, however we know that Messi has a history of unique stud configurations to assist in supporting an old metatarsal injury.
Transparent Studs – We’ve yet to see an adiZero colourway feature transparent studs.
So, there’s not a lot to suggest that Lionel Messi is trialling a brand new version of the adidas F50 adiZero just yet, but it would certainly seem that he’s testing out a new soleplate, be it part of the eventual new F50 or just a custom pair for the Barcelona Star.
But the real reason we thought it was worth posting, is because we wanted to make sure we hadn’t missed anything!
Is there something we’ve missed on these Blackouts? Or can you guess why Messi would black his boots for training?
If so – let us know!