Donovan and Zardes Reveal Striking Adidas Messi 2015-2016 Boots and Next-Gen Nike Tiempo Legend

Reveal the unreleased. Former LA Galaxy superstar Landon Donovan has published an image on social media of him with Gyasi Zardes revealing two unreleased boots at once - a blackout version of the Nike Tiempo Legend 6 Boots, and the striking Adidas Messi 2015-2016 Cleats.

Landon Donovan, who retired at the end of 2014, is set to make return on the pitch in David Beckham's “Match for Children” at Old Trafford on Nov. 14, a charity game benefiting UNICEF. And as he the former US striker want to be ready for the match, he trained with LA Galaxy's team for the first time in eleven months.

Landon Donovan x Blackout Next-Gen Nike Tiempo Legend VI Cleat Prototypes

Close-up picture of Donovan's Nike Tiempo Legend 6 Boots.

Landon Donovan, who laced up in the Nike CTR Boots until his very last match, holds a blackout version of the next-gen Nike Tiempo Boots in his hands. And as the sun is glowing over California, his picture perfectly shows the main innovation of the sixth generation of Nike's modern heritage boot - the all-new upper construction that allows Nike to remove the traditional stitching of leather boots in the forefoot area.

Set to be released in December 2016, the next generation of the Nike Tiempo Legend 6 Cleat combines a premium Kangaroo leather upper with an all-new 'xray' skeleton construction. Therefore, the next-gen Nike Tiempo Legend VI Boots offer a consistent fit without much stretching over time, and that without the classic stitching seen on traditional leather boots.

But as various players have already been training in blackout Nike Tiempo Legend 6 Boots and there are almost endless leaked pictures of the cleat, it's more interesting to take a closer look at the boots worn by LA Galaxy youngster Gyasi Zardes.

Gyasi Zardes x Striking Adidas Messi 2015-2016 Boots

Close-up picture of Zardes's Messi 2015-2016 Boots.

Gyasi Zardes is wearing a non-modified of the fourth Adidas Messi boot for this season. Even though the boots feature exactly the same technologies as the Adidas Messi 15.1 Boots, the striking Adidas Messi 2016 Boot looks nevertheless entirely different to the launch paint job.

Made to stand out on the pitch, the black, green and red Adidas Messi 2015-2016 Boots boast the trademark Messi branding on the upper while fading from a black forefoot area to a striking red heel.

But why is Zardes wearing the unreleased Adidas Messi 2015-2016 Boots? Backed by the man behind the silo, Zardes is one of 10 players who were endorsed by Argentina and Barcelona superstar Messi to sport his boots for one year (Find out more about Zardes' unique boot story here).

That's anything but ordinary. Do you prefer the classic look of blackout boots over the striking Adidas Messi 2015-2016 Boots? Let us know in the comments below.