While some may argue against his designation of "greatest of all time," there is no doubting that Lionel Messi is a truly brilliant player in a league of his own. Recognizing his greatness, Adidas felt that it was finally time to give the four time Ballon d'Or winner his own signature boot.
The Messi 15.1 is the first cleat ever created specifically for one player. Many players have worn special colorways of pre-existing boots, like Cristiano Ronaldo's CR7 Mercurials, but none have worn their own signature boot in the way that Michael Jordan wore his own Nike Air Jordans. The first release of Messi's boot comes in an Argentinian-inspired "Ice" Blue with yellow highlights. The boot features an exposed cage around the heel to create a locked-in fit, and the upper is comprised of the messiTouch material which improves grip, touch and comfort.