If the statistics are anything to go by, then Lionel Messi is by far the most motivated player in world football. No player has scored more goals than the Barcelona forward in 2015 and in fact, no team in La Liga has scored more than his 21. To mark what has been an unfathomable start to the campaign for the Argentina captain, adidas have unveiled his latest boot the Pibe de Barr10, which is inspired by the Barrio of Las Heras, Rosario, where Messi learned to play the game.

There must be something special about Las Heras, being the town where the greatest player in the world first learned his craft, so a collaboration with Rosario-born graphic artist Ignacio Valenti paying tribute to Messi’s childhood, should be a standout thing, and so it is. With urban inspired raw brush strokes fused with the polished sleekness on the synthetic hybrid touch upper, the Pibe de Barr10 has been created to embody Leo’s footballing style, “beautiful, yet dangerous.”


The latest release from the adidas #ThereWillBeHaters campaign, Messi said of his new boots, “I did leave Rosario when I was young, but I still have my people, my neighborhood, and my favorite spots. Pibe de Barr10 have a lot to do with my life, my childhood and a lot to do with me.”


The Pibe de Barr10 contain the latest product innovations demanded by the best in the world. The speed traxion stud alignment and outsole are modeled on sprinters’ spikes, to provide the speed and agility to dominate on the pitch. 360˚ DRIBBLETEX coating provides for unprecedented control. In wet or dry conditions, the ball will stick like glue.

Lionel Messi will wear the new Pibe de Barr10 when Barcelona face Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday 18 March. Pre-order yours from today.