words // Adam Arthur
On and off the field, Lionel Messi is a global representative of the world’s most popular game. His humble approach, admirable work ethic, and genius skillset have helped him reach superstar status and be considered one of the game’s greatest players. With its new signature Messi collection, adidas connects the Barcelona star’s bright personality, passion for the game, and on-field abilities to high-quality, pro-level soccer gear.
Starting from the feet up, the Messi collection features colorful updates to adidas’ newest soccer cleats and turf and indoor shoes. The adidas F50 Messi adiZero TRX FG blends an unbelievably lightweight design (5.3 oz.) with innovative technology, helping players display their dynamic skillset on firm ground. To perfect this cleat, adidas worked closely with Messi, who helped develop and test the boot, to ensure that it reflects him as a person and helps him perform at his best for 90 minutes. The on-field cleat also releases in less technical versions (available in men’s, grade school, and preschool sizes) that are great for young or entry-level players. In addition, signature indoor- and turf-specific shoes, like the adidas F10 Messi IN and adidas FreeFootball X-ITE Messi, help players excel on artificial surfaces.
For players who want a complete head-to-toe look and the gear to match, adidas is bringing Messi’s signature style to t-shirts, shorts, soccer balls, socks, and shinguards – all of which feature the bright, Brazil-inspired colors seen on the cleats and shoes. The training t-shirt and shorts offer a great combination of technology: ClimaLite fabric that helps players stay cool and dry and TechFit bands that enhance movement and mobility. To complete the collection, soccer balls, shinguards, and socks offer Messi’s signature style and a high-quality design to help players prepare to win and perform at their best.
The full Messi collection is available now for preorder at Eastbay. Which piece of the collection is essential for your game? Comment below or hit us up on one of our social channels.