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Messi Boots

Dean Ariola

Lionel Messi currently wears the present generation of the adidas X speed boots, the Crazyfast having switched to the X Speedflow from the Nemeziz line in 2021 when adidas killed off the agility silo. He already has a history of wearing speed boots prior to the current X lines, most prominently with the iconic F50 adizero. He is often found wearing his own Messi boots X signature editions.

F50 2024 Chameleon

And there we had it. Prior it to the return of the F50 in 2024, adidas already had Messi strutting the boot in both marketing and on the pitch. And they chose the Chameleon Purple, one of the most popular F50 Messi colourways back in the day to introduce the silo’s comeback.

Triunfo Dorado

2024 was the year of the F50’s return, and Messi teased  not just a regular edition but his very own Triunfo Dorado F50. His Mas+ hydration drink ad contained rapid-fire clips of him doing light ball work on the pitch. And in a blink and you’ll miss moment, pictures of the gold F50 boots were seen for a second or two. I thought the colourway was directly inspired of the same 2010 gold F50 adiZero, with the white stripes being the difference.

Messi Spark Genius

Released in February 2024, the Messi Spark Genius X Crazyfast was the player’s signature pair that closely resembled the colours of his national team’s kit at that time. It was one among the stream of signature Messi speed boots that drew inspiration from his World Cup win.

Solar Energy Crazyfast

Launched around January 2024, the Solar Energy Crazyfast became Messi’s boots during the 2024 MLS preseason. And as expected he wore the standard-tongue version of the adidas speed boots. Solar Energy Crazyfast was known for its bright yellow volt colourway with matching black accents for the adidas stripes.

El Ocho Messi Ballon d’Or

adidas surely was expecting that Messi would win his 8th Ballon d’Or, because almost immediately the Stripes brand revealed the El Ocho X Crazyfast.1. More than the looks and the bespoke details, El Ocho also has Messi’s material and burrito-tongue preferences incorporated onto the boots.

Miami Messi Crazyfast

Bienvenido a Miami, Messi! A few months removed from his MLS and Inter Miami debut, Messi finally got a signature boot commemorating his transfer to the top league in the United States. adidas delivered a ‘Miami Vice’ colour scheme, an apt design choice, to a pair of X Crazyfast.1 laced for this particular Messi signature

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Messi Las Estrellas

World Cup-inspired signature boots might not be done yet for Lionel Messi, as the follow-up to the Infinito boots also based itself on the football star’s national roots and his achievement in Qatar. Gold and light blue details adorned this white-based X Crazyfast.1, and joins a host of signatures for Son and Salah to start the 23/24 footballing season.

Messi Infinito

As he continued to dominate the MLS, adidas served a timely reminder of his World Cup crown that cemented his status as the GOAT. His Infinito signature boots had the Crazyfast.1 laced with a predominantly silver colourway but accented heavily through the stripes and laces with the light blue shade that mostly equated to Argentinian colour.

Crazyfast Crazyrush

Messi led the next chapter of the adidas X line and wore the white with green and black X Crazyrush.1. Many might had expected Messi to wear the + version given its standard tongue construction and laced setup, plus the reminiscent vibes to the F50 adiZero. He chose, however, to stick with the .1 but still with the laces model.

Speedportal.1 Heatspawn

The GOAT joined the rest of X Speedportal players in wearing the predominantly orange version of the boot from the 2022/23 season-ending adidas Heatspawn pack. It was the last pair he wore for PSG before moving on to his next football team.


We always fancy the black and orange, and so we truly appreciate this Messi-signature release from adidas. This was launched as a celebration of the iconic no. 10’s longevity, playing at the highest levels of football at 35 years of age.

22/23 On-pitch ‘Own Your Football’ Speedportal

After shining in the 2022 World Cup and giving his ‘Leyenda‘ signature boots a title-winning equivalence, Messi joined the rest of his mates in the adidas in wearing the brand’s 2023 year-opening ‘Own Your Football’ pack. For his and other X wearers, their Speedportal sported the thematic pink mostly on the front and transitioned to black towards the heel and tongue. The Three Stripes, performance and X logos were visible given that they had a contrasting white colour.

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2022 Qatar WC Messi Boots

Dubbed as the ‘Leyenda,’ this pair of signature X Speedportals takes us back to where the legend of Messi in the World Cup began-in 2006 wearing the F30s as made evident by the curvy striping on the medial side and the +F30 branding itself on the instep. The gold colourway gets a whole new meaning if you consider 2022 as possibly Messi’s last shot of securing a WC title.

Messi X.1 Speedportal Balon Te Adore

The signature Messi speed boots come with a white base adorned heavily with red 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). The visuals flow along the red Carbitex Speedframe, exposing a bit of the white upper towards the top.

X Speedportal

With the launch of the Speedportal in 2022, Messi briefly wore the launch Game Data edition in preseason training and scored with them in the first match of Ligue 1, before switching to his first signature edition Speedportal.

Messi X Speedflow (2021)

adidas Messi Mi Historia Football Boots
Mi Historia Messi X Speedflow

Mi Historia – Reused the Solar Gold once applied on a 2014/15 Messi signature and carried stylised words on the upper that reflect the principles Messi valued the most

adidas FIFA 22 Numbersup Football Boots
adidas FIFA 22 Numbersup Football Boots

adidas Numbersup – Inspired by the attributes players have in FIFA 22, the adidas boots all get 99 Pace, 99 Dribbling and 99 Passing graphics applied over clear grey Predator, X and Copa boots.

adidas Messi El Retorno X Speedflow
El Retorno Messi X Speedflow

adidas El Retorno Speedflow – Recreated the colourway of the F30 boot Messi wore when he scored that famous goal against Getafe in 2007

Messi Nemeziz

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Showpiece Pack

adidas Showpiece Pack: Silver &: Gold boots for the end of season finals and heading into the Euros with the summer 2021 adidas boot pack.

adidas Rey Del Balon Messi Nemeziz .1 Boots
adidas Rey Del Balon Messi Nemeziz .1 Boots

adidas drop their latest signature edition for Lionel Messi with the Rey Del Balon boots to celebrate him becoming the highest goalscorer for a single club, at Barcelona in 2021.

Messi Nemeziz 19.1 Barcelona Rosario Football Boot
Messi Nemeziz 19.1 Barcelona Rosario Football Boot

New boots for Leo with his new Nemeziz Messi 19.1 coming in a special edition that celebrates his home town of Rosario on one boot and his current home of Barcelona on the other!

Messi Nemeziz Purple 19.1 Football Boots
Messi Nemeziz Purple 19.1 Football Boots

In celebration of his sixth Balon D’Or adidas create the Tech Indigo Nemeziz 19.1 Messi, with a throwback to the 2010 F50 adizero Chameleon worn at the 2010 World Cup.

adidas 302 Redirect Football Boots Pack
adidas 302 Redirect Football Boots Pack

adidas drop a new Nemeziz 19 for Messi and bring out a new X19 too in time for the big 2019 end of season games, including the Champions League final. Each boot gets a new look in the adidas 302 Redirect Pack.

adidas Initiator Pack with brand new Copa 19
adidas Initiator Pack with brand new Copa 19

adidas reveal their first leather laceless Copa boot as part of the Initiator pack that sees a new design for the Predator 19 as boots combine white, red and black into classic adidas looks

Check out the adidas Spectral Mode Boots Pack
adidas Spectral Mode Boots Pack

Launched in September 2018, adidas’ Spectral Mode Pack arrives after the beginning of the 2018-19 season and features five unique trainer-esque inspired designs on their four silos of Predator, X, Nemeziz and Copa.

adidas Team Mode 2018/19 Season New Boots
adidas Team Mode 2018/19 Season

This adidas Team Mode pack, has to include a boot for you… Arguably the most complete adidas pack in years, not one boot misses a step in terms of colours used by adidas.

adidas World Cup Boots - Energy Mode
adidas World Cup Boots – Energy Mode

The X18 gets an upgrade in time for the Champions League final, with them now laceless, the rest of the Energy Mode pack for the World Cup sees an updated Nemeziz 18 and Messi Nemeziz as well as Yellow Predators and a Red Copa launched

Blue Green Deadly Strike adidas Boots Pack
Blue Green Deadly Strike adidas Boots Pack

adidas release the Deadly Strike pack, a collection of green and boots to worn on pitch for the next stage of the Champions League and by star adidas players like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Iklay Gundagon and Gabriel de Jesus.

adidas Cold Blooded Football Boots Pack
adidas Cold Blooded

Launched in January 2018, adidas’ Cold Blooded Pack had arguably started the year in pole position due to such a stunning collection of football boots – something which was arguably required after their previous questionable Lone Hunter Pack.

adidas Skystalker Football Boots Pack
adidas Skystalker

Released for sale in-line with Christmas 2017, adidas shock the football boot world by not only dropping their Skystalker Pack however by including their all-new 18+ Predator which succeeded the Purecontrol silo.

Lionel Messi History

Previously Messi wore the sports taping-inspired Nemeziz with it’s Bandage System upper that stretches along with the movement of the foot and allows it to be agile because of its tension tape-like fit. The split outsole and its Torsion System technology give the needed amount of twist to execute quick turns and change in direction, Messi often gets his own Messi Nemeziz 19.1 editions from adidas.

Messi previously wore the Messi range after introducing himself onto the world stage in adidas’ F50 adiZero leather boot, adidas’ lightweight speed boot. Messi has been the poster boy for adidas for several years and the German brand have produced several signature Messi boots including the Messi Nemeziz, Pibe Dr Barr10, Mirosar10 and 10/10 editions.

Lionel Messi was born in Rosario Argentina on June 24th 1987. Messi is regarded as one of the best players of all time. Messi began his career at Newell’s Old Boys from 1995-2000. Messi had a growth hormone deficiency at a young age and Barcelona were able to offer him affordable treatment so his family moved to Spain. Messi joined Barcelona in 2000 where he progressed well through the youth sides. He made his first-team debut in October 2004 against RCD Espanyol and netted his first goal for the club in May 2005 aged only 17 years old.

Lionel’s Messi’s career can be summarized with two words, Barcelona and trophies. At this moment’s writing, Messi has ten titles from La Liga, six Copa del Reys, seven Supercopa de España, three FIFA Club World Cups, and four champion finishes in the UCL. He owns a gold medal as well with Argentina winning the 2008 Summer Olympics Football finals and before that, he was part of the U20 Argentina team that won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

He has continued to be a pillar of Barcelona and the La Liga in general by being the current all-time top goalscorer in both respects. Overshadowing his numerous individual awards is his six Balon d’Or which is currently the most for a single player. His La Liga rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo is both historic and legendary. Given his small stature, he has earned the nickname La Pulga Atomica (the atomic flea) which further emphasized his technical abilities in contrast to the muscular athletic yet similarly effective conditioning of Ronaldo.

At the age of 14, Messi signed a deal with Nike after his move to Barcelona from Newell’s Old Boys, at the time Ronaldo was wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor II boot. Lionel made his Barcelona debut in 2004 wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor, but by 2005 adidas and Nike had come head to head for Messi’s boot sponsorship, with Messi signing with the three stripes. In 2006 Messi joined the likes of David Beckham and Michael Ballack, as a poster boy for the brand, Messi added a different style of boots to their collection with the F50.

Messi wore the F50 Titan TUNIT boot in 2007 and the customisable TUNIT boot was developed in 2009. In 2009 he wore the F30i TUNIT rather than the F50i TUNIT due to the models fixed-sole studs. He wore the F30s for his Olympic Gold medal and 2009 FIFA Player of the Year award. adidas released the F50 adiZero boot before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The revolutionary boot weighed in at just 165 grams which made it the lightest and fastest adidas boot ever developed. The adiZero Prime was the next boot which Messi wore. The boot weighed in at 145 grams making them the lightest boots on the market. Winning several Ballon d’Or and individual titles, Messi has had several one-off boots made for him.

By 2015, the Messi would get his own boot line with the Messi 10.1 and later 15.1, adidas released a unique black 10/10 edition in October of the same year with only 100 pairs to be sold worldwide, the ten ten boots repeating for 3 seasons. Messi continued with the Messi line up until 2017, the year he started wearing the Nemeziz. In between World Cup calls, UCL championship wins, La Liga titles, and even birthdays, Messi had received signature colourways from each of the Adidas silos (on top of his own Adidas signature boot line of course). Messi’s long history with Adidas has resulted in the release of the ‘15 Años’ Nemeziz 19.1 in 2019, a celebration of Messi’s 15 years with FC Barcelona. He also was given the Tech Indigo Messi Nemeziz 19.1, after winning his sixth Balon d’Or in the same year.


Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!