Honestly, is there a better soccer player than Lionel Messi in the world right now? Scrap that, has there been a better soccer player than Lionel Messi before now? With 52 goals in 50 games this season, there is no doubting that we currently live in the age of a soccer legend – one we get to watch play weekly! I caught the below highlight video of Messi versus Real Madrid this past week in the Champions League first leg and had to put up a post about it…..watching him makes you want to grab a ball, find a field and just play!
The big question is “has it got anything to do with his footwear?” Messi currently wears the Adidas F50 adiZero in the leather version and they seem to be the best soccer cleats to suit his game right now. When he runs with the ball, he glides and the ball always seems to stick to his feet! If the guy was wearing clogs, he would probably be able to do exactly what he is doing right now – but the best players in the world look for the boot that matches the high level of their games. Messi could choose any boot out there, but the one he has chosen to be the best is currently the F50 adiZero. The most interesting part for me is that Messi goes with the regular version over the ultra lightweight Primes. I am sure that has more to do with Messi’s personal preference than anything else, but it does show that going for the lighter, more expensive boot is not always the way – comfort and performance rules!
Having tested the leather adiZero, I rate them as one of the best boots on the market and have admitted recently that I prefer the leather version over the synthetic, specifically because of touch. If you want to wear the same cleats as Messi, they are available for $199 at soccer.com (or $179.99 if you have Goal Club!)