Lionel Messi has been sent a new pair of adidas boots ahead of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey match against Celta Vigo on Thursday.
The one-of-a-kind boots, which have the Blaugrana’s red and blue stripes, as well as Argentina’s blue and white stripes, as its base colour, were hand-painted by Paraguayan artist Lili Cantero and are part of adidas’ Nemeziz range.
The boots include a number of polaroid-style pictures on them of Messi’s life which include his family, his footballing idols and memorable moments in his career.
The artist revealed the inspiration behind the boots, explaining how Messi’s hard work to reach the very top paid off: ‘These boots were sent to Barcelona as a gift for the player, they are fully hand-painted.
‘The boots are inspired by the life of Messi, narrating with images its history and how it was working hard to reach the top.
From Paraguay with Love, for the world.’
BOTINES PERSONALIZADOS PARA LIONEL MESSI 💖🎨👟⚽️Estos botines fueron enviados desde mi tallercito hasta Barcelona como…