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Next-Gen Adidas Messi 16+ PureAgility Boots Released

Adidas today launched the totally new Adidas Messi 16+ PureAgility boots with a striking silver metallic look, part of the Adidas Mercury Pack. The Adidas Messi Mercury cleats will be worn by Lionel Messi at the Copa America Centenario and will be available from May 24.

Adidas Messi 16+ PureAgility - Silver Metallic / Core Black / Shock Blue

This image is the first to show the (almost) laceless Adidas Messi PureAgility soccer boots.

Predominantly silver, the new Adidas Messi 16+ PureAgility cleats feature a metallic shimmer finish and the same honeycomb-like upper texture known from the Adidas Messi 16.1 boot variant. Similar to the next-gen Adidas X 2016 boots, the silver Adidas Messi PureAgility football boots come with a highly noticeable seam across the forefoot, while the heightened techfit collar and the almost laceless construction are also similar to the Adidas X 16+.

Contrasting the metallic-like upper, the collar part of the Adidas Messi 16+ cleats is blue, with a subtle graphic pattern present as well. Fitting in well with the rest of the design of the Adidas Messi PureAgility 2016 football boots are the Adidas stripes, colored black and positioned along the outside rear. A highly interesting look overall, the Silver Metallic Adidas Messi 16+ cleats are completed with a sole plate of the same color, albeit with an even more pronounced chrome effect.

Tech-wise, the new Adidas Messi 16+ PureAgility soccer cleats bring an (almost) laceless concept to the second generation of the Adidas Messi football boot silo which sees most of the lacing covered by an layer. Generally, the Adidas Messi 16+ feature a lightweight concept with a flexible upper and a sole plate engineered for unrivaled speed and acceleration. The upper of the new Adidas Messi PureAgility 2016 cleats is quite different from that of the first generation and aims to provide a sock-like feel and superior lockdown, dubbed "Agilityknit".

The sole plate of the Adidas Messi 16+ boots is designed for agility. It includes 11, more or less triangular, studs of similar height that are aligned in a fairly standard configuration.

Available from May 24, the silver Adidas Messi 16+ football boots retail at $300 in men's sizes. A kids' version is also available, at a mere $150.

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