Celebrating 15 years of the GOAT.
Has it already been 15 years since Messi made his debut under Frank Rijkaard? The GOAT made his professional debut against Catalan rivals, Espanyol, and has never looked back. The great Ronaldinho predicted that Messi would surpass his achievements and he was absolutely right.
The man would go on to win 5 Ballon D’Ors among numerous titles with Barcelona. The special edition Messi 15 Years Nemeziz boots takes cues from some of the many remarkable moments in the career of this icon of the game.
For a start, the upper may look like a silver/white colour but look more closely and you’ll notice that it features a shimmering iridescent effect of the white and blue of the Argentina flag – complemented excellently with exquisite gold touches on the soleplate and adidas stripes to commemorate Messi’s trophy-laden career.
The Messi 15 Years Nemeziz boots also sports other touches like a ‘five dot’ detail on the left foot, representing his five Ballon d’Ors and his personal ‘M’ logo on the right. There is also a ’15 AÑOS’ print on the arch to highlight his 15 years as a professional player.
In honour of Messi’s magical left foot, the boot’s left sock liner is emblazoned with a ’10’ – Messi’s favoured shirt number. Meanwhile, the right boot features the words ‘82nd min – 16-10-2004’ on the forefront in honour of the date and time that Messi stepped onto a professional football pitch for the first time.
We love what adidas has done with this special edition pair and are finally marketing Messi right after years of mediocre campaigns for their blue chip star.
Keen to get a pair? You can pre-order them now at Prodirect Soccer before they run out of stock (which we reckon will be in a matter of days). Click here to get yourself a pair of the adidas Messi 15 Years Nemeziz.