The reach of Lionel Messi reached well beyond European football.  The Barcelona and Argentina forward is putting his touch on basketball with a recent colorway of the adidas D Rose 4.5 Messi sneaker.

Messi_basketballThe new hoops sneaker has a white upper with black detailing and a rainbow splash on the background and a solar slime sole very similar to the latest adidas F50 adizero TRX FG Messi.  The shoe is currently only available in Europe.

adidas-Messi-adizero-F50The adidas D Rose 4.5 shoe was unveiled in December of last year and went on sale worldwide on January 30.  The shoe is part of the signature collection of the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose.  The primary black/red colorway was inspired by the NBA team’s colors.

DRose_4_5The shoe is available in more colors additional colors like Solar Zest/Black and grey.

What do you think about the Messi sneaker?