If you haven’t heard, Lionel Messi scored a hattrick today to bring his Barcelona goal scoring tally to 371, becoming the clubs all-time leading scorer. In order to celebrate the unprecedented achievement, adidas has acted very quickly to release a brand new, extremely fresh and limited edition “Messi 370” adiZero F50.
At the age of 26, his haul of 371 goals surely confirms his place as one of the best players to ever play the game!
In an adidas first, each pair of cleats will feature a different design on the left and right foot, inspired by Messi´s goal scoring stats, separating the percentage of goals he’s scored with his left foot, right foot and head. The F50s also carry the unmistakable Messi customization with the name of his son Thiago and date of birth printed on the side of the product. Each pair will be uniquely numbered from #001 – #370.
Upon breaking the record, Leo Messi said:
When I was a little boy growing up in Argentina I always dreamt of a career as a professional footballer. From that point onward, each goal I have ever scored has been special in its own way. It’s important to mention that I never would have broken the record without the talent and dedication of my teammates who have been with me every step of the way. Being the all-time top goal-scorer for such an amazing club is a true honor. I would like to thank adidas for the fact that they have produced these beautiful boots to celebrate this new record.
And for those wondering, yes these boots are available to buy in the US, with some of the 370 pairs currently found at adidas.com, with a price tag of $370.
Each of the limited edition “Messi 370” cleats comes in premium packaging (as you would expect for the price), including a 20 page commemorative booklet detailing the magnitude of this milestone, selecting five of Messi´s most famous and important goals, with an inspired graphical design.
What is the verdict on this design and would you want one of the 370 pairs?