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Lionel Messi Match Issued Adidas X Speedflow.1 'El Retorno' 2021 Copa América

Lionel Messi Match Issued Adidas X Speedflow.1 'El Retorno' 2021 Copa América

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- Model: Adidas X Speedflow.1 ‘El Retorno’

- Player: Lionel Messi

- Condition: Match issued

- Tournament: 2021 Copa América

- Size: UK8 / US8.5

- Soleplate: FG

- Made in: Germany

- Colourway: Tech Metallic / Core Black / Intense Orange

- Player features:

  • Adidas X Speedflow.1 ‘El Retorno’ match issued to the greatest player in the history of football & 8x Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi
  • Match issued to the player during the 2021 Conembol Copa América tournament whilst captaining the Argentina national team 
  • Argentina went on to win the tournament, with Messi being the driving force in the team’s success
  • This special pair were custom made to measure in Germany by Adidas’ Athlete Services to Messi’s exact specifications and requirements 
  • Each boot features personalisation of his squad number “10” to the medial side of the upper along with the Argentina flag 
  • The left boot features personalisation of Messi’s son’s name & DOB “CIRO 10 03 18” & his wife’s name “ANTO” to the lateral side 
  • The right boot features personalisation Messi’s children’s names & DOB’s “THIAGO 02 11 12” & “MATEO 11 09 15” to the lateral side 
  • This pair feature a completely bespoke Speedframe outsole made just for Messi
  • The 2 front & rear studs have been made conical, known as the ‘Gambatrax’ soleplate
  • The rest of the studs are shaped and angled specifically at Messi’s request, the central stud even has his custom logo embossed
  • The insoles have been specially custom made for Messi with them being extra thick with a soft suede lining, along with additional soft padded areas on the undersides
  • The upper features a custom split tongue design known as the ‘burrito tongue’ which Adidas manufacture just for Messi, rather than the one piece style upper of the retail variant 
  • The interior of the heel areas features an extreme amount of additional padding throughout 
  • Messi was the only player Adidas allowed to wear this special edition model, making them pure gold dust, designed to pay tribute to the +F30 boots worn when Leo scored the iconic goal in the 2007 Copa del Rey Semi-Final against Getafe
  • An incredibly rare museum piece from the greatest footballer the game has ever seen, a holy grail among the collecting world
  • Leo Messi cemented his place as the greatest player of all time after captaining Argentina to lifting the World Cup in Qatar on the 18th December 2022
  • Authenticity fully guaranteed with the BCBootsUK COA


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