Adidas have seen fit to “honour” Lionel Messi by furnishing him with yet another pair of custom football boots.
Specifically knocked out for the US market, the gruesomely green, hideously holographic ‘Messi 16+ PureAgility 10/10’ boots went on sale a couple of days ago.
Messi’s domination of the game is surpassed by no other. Where others are fast, he is first. Strive for the same acceleration and untouchable agility in these special-edition soccer cleats.
Done in glowing green to honour Messi’s superhuman abilities, these elite-level cleats feature a light, snug-fitting AGILITYKNIT upper that fuels the type of aggressive play that wins games.
Produced in a limited run of 100 pairs, half went on sale at a pop-up Adidas store in New York, while the other 50 were sold online.
Either way, the damage was $400 (around £330).
However, the most baffling aspect of the
quick cash grab launch was that all 100 pairs of these exclusive boots were made available in one size and one size only – Messi’s size.
The upshot being that anybody who doesn’t take a US 8.5 is pretty much stumped. Unless, of course, you’re willing to hack your own toes off.
Still, the dum-dums turned out in their droves and queued around the corner in West Manhattan to snap them all up at 400 bucks a pop…
¡El año pasado en Barcelona, este año Nueva York! Muy contento de ver que celebraron el 10/10 de nuevo.👟😊 ¡Felicitaciones a los que consiguieron los botines!👍🏽🇺🇸 #Messi16 #LimitedCollection Last year Barcelona, this year New York! Very happy to see so many celebrate 10/10 again.👟😊Congratulations to everyone who got a pair! 👍🏽🇺🇸 #Messi16 #LimitedCollection
Given his sizeable cut of the profits, no wonder Leo is muy contento.
As a wise man once said, it’s an increasingly funny old game.