A few months back, Lionel Messi set out a challenge to his fans – design my next pair of F50 boots. Well, this week Messi selected the winning design from his fans’ miadidas entries around the world and wore them in typical Messi fashion (2 goals) during this weekends 4-1 win vs Athletico Madrid.
The personalized cleat features a Running White upper, Black outsole and Vivid Red heel, tongue and adidas three-stripes. Additional customizations include the Messi Icon logo, Argentinian flag, “Leo 10” and “Thiago” to honor his newborn son.
Speaking about the boots, Messi said: “I am happy with the miadidas boots and want to congratulate Javier on designing the winning ones that I will wear Sunday against Atlético Madrid. I also want to thank everyone who sent in their designs, they were all really good!”
Messi debuted the redesigned F50 adizero in early November and the cleat features a new textured and synthetic SPRINTSKIN upper designed to elevate performance in all weather conditions. This water wicking material and an elevated ridge patterning allows water to slide off the cleat rather than be absorbed—keeping the foot dry and the cleat light even in heavy rain. The cleat’s SPRINTFRAME adds support to the heel for stability in cuts and acceleration while a new internal SPRINTWEB provides exceptional ball control at high speeds and a supple but stable construction for ease of lateral movement.
What do you think of the design? Have you designed better? If so, let us know in the comment section below.