Last week adidas announced a revolution of the game of soccer. The adidas ACE and X cleat silos were introduced for players that control the game and those who cause chaos. However, there’s a player who is different and cannot be seen the same as others. adidas has created an unique silo just for that player: Lionel Messi. The new cleat silo will make their on-field debut in the UEFA Champions League final against Juventus in Berlin on June 6.
And this cleat is all about the Barcelona and Argentina forward. Messi had his hand in designing the cleat along with the team at adidas development lab. The final version passed the test with Messi putting his stamp (logo) of approval on the cleat.
The cleat features some new product innovations, similar to the way Messi’s talent has changed the game, and is the perfect weapon for the complete player.
The design updates for the adidas Messi15 start with the upper. The upper is made from messiTouch material. messiTouch has an x-ray surface to enhance the grip on the ball and becomes form fitting to the forefoot.
The new cage-like exterior messiFrame on the upper provides a locked-in feel to help improve stability and efficiently converts energy to maximum traction.
The upper provides the final touch on the ball before it hits the back of the net but the outsole gets credit for doing the ‘donkey’s work.’ The messiGambetrax has a dynamic stud configuration and the cut-outs in the outsole frame help decrease weight and allow for explosive movement. The outsole is unique in that is uses the messiPrint rounded forefoot studs along with triangular studs backing it up.
Messi is finishing off a brilliant 2014/15 campaign. The #10 helped Barca to the La Liga title scoring 43 goals in the process. He added a brace in the Copa del Rey final as Barcelona won their record 27th title. The next goal is bagging a treble for his side with the Blaugrana set to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final in Berlin on June 6.
With this release adidas’ revolutionary new cleat lineup is complete! The Messi15 is for the player who can be his team’s Messi. The Ace is all about controlling the game. And the X is for the player who causes chaos and always has defenses on their heels.
adidas MESSI15 cleats will be soon available for purchase at World Soccer Shop.
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