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From Nikes To An Adidas Lifetime Contract: The Evolution Of Lionel Messi's Boots

From Nike Total90 IIIs to Adidas Nemeziz 17.1s, we track the evolution of Lionel Messi's preferred footwear on the pitch.

Over the course of nearly 15 years, Lionel Messi has come to symbolize the Adidas brand in the world of football. Since signing with the sportswear giant back in 2005, the Argentinian wizard has since put pen to paper on a lifetime deal with the company. In between, 2011 saw the revealing of his own brand crest, the superhero-like “M” which has adorned his boots ever since.

Let’s track the evolution of Messi’s cleats from his debut in 2004, back when he was rocking Nikes, to the present day. 

What Cleats Does Messi Wear?

2004: Nike Air Zoom Total90 III

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2004: Nike Air Legend

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2005: Nike Mercurial Vapor II

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Lionel Messi Signs With Adidas

2006: Adidas F50+

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2006: Adidas F30.6

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2007: Adidas F50.7

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2008: Adidas F50.8

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2009: Adidas F50.9i

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2010/11: Adidas F50 Adizero

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2012: Adidas F50 Adizero II

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2013: Adidas F50 Adizero III

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2014: Adidas F50 Adizero IV

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2014: Adidas Mirosar10 10.1

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2015: Adidas Pibe de Barr10 10.1

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2015: Adidas Messi 15.1 

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2016: Adidas Messi 16.1

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2017: Adidas Nemeziz 17.1

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