It has been a steller start to 2015 for Leo Messi, and it is getting even better for fans who want to claim a pair of signature boots. Today, adidas introduced the new Messi Pibe de Barr10, a boot inspired by the Barrio of Las Heras, Rosario, where Messi learned to play the game.
2015 so far has belonged to Leo Messi. No player in any major league has scored more goals than the Argentinian. Leo has been directly involved in 24 La Liga goals this year; no other TEAM has scored more. For club and country in 2015, Messi has played 17 times, scored 20 goals and grabbed 11 assists. His most recent hat-trick made him the all-time leader in La Liga hat-tricks, at just 27.
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Las Heras was where Leo Messi first began his journey to becoming the greatest player on earth. The streets and pitches of the Barrio are where he first shaped his game. The new Pibe de Barr10 were designed in collaboration with Rosario-born graphic artist Ignacio Valenti in a style that pays tribute to Messi’s childhood. Fusing urban-inspired raw brush strokes with polished sleekness on the synthetic hybrid touch upper, the Pibe de Barr10 embodies Leo Messi’s footballing style; beautiful, yet dangerous.
Speaking about his new signature boots, Leo Messi said:
I did leave Rosario when I was young, but I still have my people, my neighborhood, and my favorite spots. Pibe de Barr10 have a lot to do with my life, my childhood and a lot to do with me.
In terms of performance, these match exactly what we have seen from previous Messi 10.1 releases. The upper features a Hybridtouch synthetic leather, designed to deliver premium softness and a lightweight construction. Across the forefoot, adidas add DRIBBLETEX – a raised 3D grip texture on the upper that offer a little extra grip and control as you move with the ball in both wet and dry conditions. And finally, on the underside you will find the highly regarded Speedtraxion high-speed stud configuration, designed for maximum acceleration and quick turns.
Could these be the best looking Messi release we have seen in a while? The overall design is a lot cleaner than other highly visual releases we have seen, and I expect fans will enjoy the slightly more simple white upper with black/red detailing throughout. Whats your opinion on them?
The world’s best player Leo Messi will wear the new Pibe de Barr10 from Wednesday 18th March, but you can also find them available to order from Soccer.com.