Following the launch of the ‘Infinito’ series, adidas has graced us once again with another addition to Messi’s expansive footwear legacy. Say hello to the X Crazyfast Messi ‘Las Estrellas’, an homage to his recent 2022 World Cup conquest with Argentina.
Drawing From The Past
This latest iteration takes cues from Messi’s memorable 2022 World Cup boots, aptly named ‘Leyenda’. Echoing the colors of Argentina’s flag, the ‘Las Estrellas’ (“The Stars” in English) proudly sports a Cloud White/Pulse Blue/Gold Metallic colorway. Its design, however, isn’t just for aesthetics. Three stars prominently embellish the boots, representing Argentina’s treble World Cup victories in 1978, 1986, and, of course, 2022. Fans and followers can also find unique touches including Messi’s emblem, the number 10, and the G.O.A.T insignia on the heel, a nod to the unending debate about his standing in football’s pantheon.
A Collectors’ Gem
Remember the ‘Leyenda’? That exclusive boot, adorned with two stars and a G.O.A.T emblem on its toe box, remains a collector’s dream, fetching upwards of £1,000 on various resale platforms. Now, while the ‘Leyenda’ celebrated Messi’s individual brilliance at the World Cup, the ‘Las Estrellas’ celebrates Argentina’s collective achievement in Qatar, making it the first Messi signature boot to do so. Collectors, take note: ‘Las Estrellas’ is bound to be another sought-after treasure. However, adidas remains tight-lipped about the exact number of pairs available worldwide.
From ‘Infinito’ to ‘Las Estrellas’
Although we’ve seen Messi sporting his ‘Infinito‘ boots on the Inter Miami pitch, rumour has it he’s switching to the ‘Las Estrellas’ for Argentina’s clashes with Ecuador and Bolivia. And why not? After all, his influence on American “football” is undeniable. Messi has netted 11 goals in just 10 appearances for Inter Miami, further enhancing his portfolio with three assists, a Leagues Cup, and even steering his team to the U.S. Open Cup final. His American adventure seems to be taking off as fast as his boots. With this momentum, it’s safe to say, the sky (or perhaps the stars) is the limit for Messi!
Track down your own pair of ‘Las Estrellas’ before they vanish into the collectors’ vaults.
Find limited edition pairs available at SOCCER.com.