Messi Receives New Camouflaged 2016-17 Adidas Shin Guards

Update: Lionel Messi has received new camouflaged shin pads for the 2016-17 season to match the colors of his brand-new Solar Blue Adidas Messi 16.1 Speed of Light boots.


Leo Messi now even wears camouflaged shin guards. FC Barcelona superstar Leo Messi is Adidas' most important footballer, and therefore the German brand has created camouflaged Adidas shin guards for the Argentinian international.



Shin guards are not seen plenty of times as they are usually hidden behind socks of a player. Therefore, almost all players wear completely custom shin guards featuring slogans, messages or their names of the kids. They rather rarely wear the standard shin guards from the big brands such as Adidas, Nike and Puma.

Messi's Camouflaged Adidas Shin Guards

Custom Messi Shin Guard vs Adidas Messi 10 Shinpads.



Lionel Messi's shin guards featured a custom design using the famous Blaugrana colors, Barcelona's crest, the lettering Leo and his shirt number 10 until some months ago. But more and more frequently, pictures of Barcelona's dressing room made the rounds on social media. So Adidas decided to camouflage Messi's shin guards to look like the standard Adidas Messi 10 Shinpads.



Inspired by the design of the Adidas Messi 15.1 Boots, the Adidas Messi 10 Shinpads are mainly black with a unique light blue geometrical graphic pattern. The upper features the famous Adidas Messi branding and the Adidas Performance logo.



Lionel Messi is likely the only footballer on the planet who wears camouflaged shin guards. Even players such as Neymar enters the pitch wearing custom carbon-fibre shin guards featuring his shirt number 11, a picture and the name of his son and the slogan "Deus é Fiel" (God is the faithful).

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