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In-Depth Analysis | Next-Gen Adidas Messi 2016 Boots

As things came extremely thick and fast yesterday, we decided to take a closer look at the next-generation Adidas Messi 2016 Soccer Cleats, worn by Messi in yesterday's training session. We'll analyze each part of the all-new Adidas Messi 16.1 Prototype Boots individually.

The next-generation Adidas Messi 2016 Boots introduce a never-seen-before design for football boots with almost no tongue and extremely short laces creating a futuristic look. So let's get into the details of the Adidas Messi 16.1 Prototype Boots.

Next-Gen Adidas Messi 16.1 Boots - Upper, Sock-Like Collar + Laces, Sole Plate, Name, Price, Release Date

Close-up picture of the next-generation Adidas Messi 2016 Boots.

Upper: The upper of the blackout Adidas Messi 16.1 Prototype Boots is made from a single piece of a ultra-thin synthetic material. The one-piece synthetic material is expected to be extremely soft, light and flexible.

The forefoot area of the second generation Adidas Messi Cleats features a honeycomb upper structure, which is almost identical to the Adidas Messi 15.1 boots. Made for better ball control in the touch area, it all indicates that Adidas keeps this feature of the first generation.

Techfit collar / Tongue? / Laces: The sock-like design of the Adidas Messi 2016 Prototype Boots is made for a perfect fit with no distractions. In fact, the collar used for the Adidas Messi 2016 Prototype Soccer Boots is almost identical to the collar of the leaked next-gen Adidas X 2016 Prototype Boots.

Adidas combines the collar without a traditional tongue but with extremely short laces. The all-new design creates an extremely big kicking surface without any disruptive elements. It's the first-ever football boot to feature such short laces, even though there already were boots without laces in the past.

It's actually wrong to distinguish between the upper and the sock-like collar as both parts of the boots flow seamlessly into each other. It's engineered together to be the perfect hybrid design.

Sole Plate: The Adidas Messi 2016 Boots feature no external heel counter, while there are is no information about the stud configuration or the material of the sole plate yet.

Name: It's very likely that the second generation of the Adidas Messi Boots will be called Adidas Messi 16.1, similar to the Adidas Ace 16.1 and Adidas X 16.1 Boots.

Price: Featuring a revolutionary design, the Adidas Messi 16.1 Soccer Boots will will more expensive than the Adidas Messi 15.1 Boots. We expect that the Adidas Messi 16.1 Boots retail at approximately 220 Euro (220 USD, 180 GBP).

Release Date: The Adidas Messi 16.1 Boots won't be released before June 2016. It's likely that Adidas will launch the second generation of the Adidas Messi Cleats in Summer 2016, while a later release date would be anything but expected.

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