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

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. 

2018 FIFA World Cup Ball Leaked In All Its Vintage Greatness

Here it is! The ball that will inevitably cause some sort of sh*tstorm come June — it’s the Adidas Telstar 18, the official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Pep Guardiola already hates it. Goalkeepers are already complaining that it dips, dives, ducks and dodges too much.