adidas has unveiled a special edition of football boots for Lionel Messi, which he is scheduled to wear in training on his 27th birthday today, ahead of Argentina’s final 2014 FIFA World Cup group game tomorrow against Nigeria in Porto Alegre.
The new boots are a birthday edition of the adizeroTM f50 Messi boots, which the Argentinian wizard is currently wearing for the FIFA World Cup™ Brazil. These feature a sleek colour scheme of green, blue, pink, orange and white, along with the iconic adidas three stripes, which combine revolutionary technologies with the precision engineering befitting of a four-time Ballon d’Or winner.
There are to be 27 total pairs made in total – each boot made to celebrate each year of Messi’s life – with two exclusive signed pairs to be given away on a competition @teammessi on his birthday.
The birthday boots are a tribute from adidas to the Argentinian captain, who has scored two goals in as many games so far in the tournament. Messi hopes he will get the ultimate birthday present by adding to this tally on Wednesday evening and ensuring top spot for Argentina in the group.