Nowadays, adidas launched what has become a signature launch for Lionel Messi, a celebratory Ballon d’Or Shoe! This is the fifth time that Messi has won the Ballon d’Or, cementing his place as one of the best player ever.
Featuring a super clean upper, the Platinum Messi15 is designed exclusively for the ultimate creator, and they include real platinum elements never seen before on a soccer shoe.
Creators are athletes who seize each and every possibility to redefine their sport. They create for their squad, for their country, for the millions of followers who then try to recreate a never before seen piece of skill. It is their sense of self-belief which drives them to win, and to create the new. Messi is the ultimate creator, and the platinum Messi 15 marks his further worldly successes in soccer. Gold is for winners, platinum is for the greatest.
As you’d expect, the platinum footwear design is based on the current Messi15 model or uses pearlescent Argentinian premium leather, enhanced with pure metallic platinum elements. The Messi logo and the adidas logo are both made out of real platinum, and the back of the shoe is embossed with four gold and one platinum embellished dots to commemorate Messi’s record haul of Ballon d’Or titles. The Spanish phrase found on the insole of the shoe “el más grande de todos los tiempos” means “the perfect of all time”.
The signature Messi15 Shoe, the first exclusive boot created for a player by adidas, is designed for Messi’s iconic playing style which has seen him create many of the most celebrated memories in soccer history. The Messi 15 is not for the goal scoring records, the trophies, and the praise. It’s designed for the close dribbling style that has seen Messi change the game forever. To make the moments that created fans gasp or defenders blush.
There has been no official confirmation at time of posting as to how many couples will be launched, or if these will be available to followers. We have seen adidas go both ways with previous Messi Ballon d’Or launches, so we are awaiting an update on this one!