Adidas Launch Special ‘El Retorno’ Boot To Celebrate Legacy Of Lionel Messi And It’s A Serious Throwback


Adidas are celebrating the legacy of Lionel Messi by launching a special edition +F30-inspired boot dubbed ‘El Retorno’.

The new Adidas X Speedflow.1 have been inspired by one of the most wanted F50 colourways of all time – Tech Metallic Core Black and Intense Orange.

They are also modelled on the 2006 F30 Tunit boots worn by Messi during that 2007 Copa del Rey clash against Getafe, when he scored one of his most memorable goals. Remember that one?

Image credit: Adidas


Image credit: Adidas

A Carbitex Speedframe has been used to assist moments of propulsion and acceleration on the pitch, while a vacuum fit creates a super snug, perfect fit that supports explosive movement.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner will wear the celebration boots for the Copa America, which kicks off on 13th June.

Here’s some of the reaction to Messi’s new boots from social media.

Well these were unexpected!
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Messi into the X Speedflow

β€” Football Boots (@Football_Boots) June 4, 2021


Adidas release Messi’s ‘El-Returno’ limited edition boots 🌟#FCB #Messi

β€” infosfcb (@infosfcb) June 4, 2021

The 🐐returns to speed. adidas and @leomessi celebrate 15 years together with the “El Retorno” special edition, inspired by one of the most wanted F50 colourways and Messi’s iconic solo goal against Getafe πŸ’₯ Limited pairs at Pro:Direct πŸ“²

Shop here πŸ›’

β€” Pro:Direct Soccer (@ProD_Soccer) June 4, 2021

Thoughts on Messi’s new boots?

Let us know in the comments. We are getting serious nostalgia looking at these!