adidas have created their first Speedportal signature edition for Lionel Messi, the Balon Te Adoro.
Pay homage to your Argentine idol’s childhood football with Newell’s Old Boys, his club prior to Barcelona, when you get a pair of the ‘Balon Te Adoro’ (Ball I Adore/Love You). La Pulga joined the Rosaria-based side when he was six years old and played for them for six years. Here he was with NOB at eight years old, already showing why he would become the best in the world….
Adult, Cheaper .3 and Kids Messi X Speedportal:
adidas Messi X Speedportal.1 ‘Balon Te Adoro
Given the said inspiration, the signature Messi speed boots come with a white base adorned heavily with red-orange textual graphics and black adidas stripes.
Like his ‘Mi Historia‘ boots, the Balon Te Adoro Speedportals showcase words and slogans that Messi holds dear to his life and career. Some of these are “Siempre Juntos” (Always Together) and “Compañero” (companion).
To mark Lionel Messi's 32nd birthday, here he is aged 8 for Newell's Old Boys making other kids cry 🔴⚫pic.twitter.com/u6iPIfr66V
— Newell's Old Boys – English News (@Newells_en) June 24, 2019
The visuals flow along the edge near the Carbitex Speedframe, exposing a bit of the white upper towards the top. The mottos on the medial side have a narrow font and a bold black background in the form of another visual wording.
The full vitality of the colour of the textual design flashes on the outsole as it fully covers the snappy soleplate.