Adidas X Speedportal Leyenda Messi 2022 World Cup Signature Boots Revealed
Update: Adidas have officially unveiled the brand-new X Speedportal Leyenda Messi 2022 World Cup boots, confirming our earlier update about their release date (November 22nd).
Leo Messi X Speedportal Leyenda: would you rock it or stock it? 🤤 pic.twitter.com/xEkbJbY5yC— adidas Football (@adidasfootball) November 18, 2022
Update: Official pictures of the Adidas Messi 2022 World Cup boots have appeared on the Adidas.co.nz store (via @best_resena). The official name of the cleats is Adidas X Speedportal Leyenda.1. They will be available to buy from November 22nd, 2022 and retail at EUR 280 (USD 275; GBP 230).
Update: Messi has been spotted wearing his gold Adidas X Speedportal 2022 World Cup signature football boots in the first training session with Argentina ahead of the 2022 World Cup. We expect Adidas to launch Messi's boots as a strictly limited edition soon.
Update: We can leak more pictures of the Adidas Messi 2022 World Cup signature soccer cleats. They better show off the design of the outstep - is the same as for regular colorways of the modern Adidas X Speedportal boots.
The 2022 World Cup is Lionel Messi's fifth and possibly last World Cup appearance. He played his first World Cup in 2006, in Germany.
Adidas X Speedportal Leyenda Messi 2022 World Cup Boots - Gold Metallic / Cloud White / Pulse Blue
Check out the Adidas X Speedportal Messi 2022 World Cup boots below.
The Adidas X Speedportal Leyenda Messi 2022 World Cup boots are inspired by the Adidas F30 boots worn by Messi in the 2006 World Cup. Instead of a white upper, the new X Speedportal Messi 2022 World Cup boots have a gold upper.
Picture by @limited.boots on Instagram
As Messi did wear the F30 "takedown" cleats and not the top-tier F50+ Tunit, the Adidas X 2022 cleats from the Messi 2022 World Cup pack feature the number F30.
Indeed, the design and concept of the Messi 2022 World Cup cleats are very similar to the Adidas Messi 2021 Copa America signature boots, called "El Retorno".
In terms of tech, the Messi 2022 World Cup Adidas X Speedportal soccer cleats are identical to the regular colorways. Messi, of course, will wear his preferred modified version with a burrito tongue and a custom upper.
Adidas X Speedportal Leyenda Messi 2022 World Cup Boots - Features
- Leo Messi's 2022 World Cup signature soccer cleats
- Speed-boosting football boots: Made for ultimate speed through ultimate stability and lockdown
- Anti-slip silicone heel print: Helps enhance lockdown and prevent slippage in heel.
- Carbon Fiber Speedframe: Ultra-lightweight construct with revolutionary carbon fiber insert in the forefoot allows for more efficient power transmission when accelerating and sprinting, providing a real performance benefit
- Engineered Agility Cage: Maximum support during explosive movements and radical change of direction through laser cut
- Two extra forefoot studs to maximize straight-line acceleration
- TPU cage purposefully re-enforcing the upper material from the inside
- Engineered Primeknit collar: provides a firm, supportive yet comfortable fit.
- Firm ground outsole: outsole and stud configuration are optimized for use on firm ground (dry natural grass)
- High Speed Stability System: Maximum support to reach the fastest speeds
- High-Speed Stability System: A carbon heel lock and molded stability fins work together to minimize movement and maximize comfort within the heel at high speeds.
- High Speed Stability System: A midfoot support cage is designed to maximize lockdown, reducing energy loss during fast cuts or changes in direction
- High Speed Stability System: Highly resilient laced Primeknit collar provides a firm, supportive but comfortable fit
- Price: EUR 280 (USD 275; GBP 230)
- Colorway: Gold Metallic / Cloud White / Pulse Blue
- Release date: September 22nd, 2022
The Adidas X Messi 2022 World Cup soccer cleats are available from September 22nd, 2022 as a limited edition. They retail at EUR 280 (USD 275; GBP 230).
What do you think of Messi's 2022 World Cup Adidas X Speedportal Leyenda cleats? Let us know in the comments below, and check out the Boot Calendar for all upcoming and released Adidas boots.