Adidas unveils ‘Limited-Edition’ boots for Lionel Messi called “El Retorno”

Adidas has now released the all-new X Speedflow with a Lionel Messi special edition to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s collaboration with the three-stripe brand.

Adidas is commemorating Lionel Messi’s performance by releasing a limited edition +F30-inspired sneaker called ‘El Retorno’. They are also inspired by Messi’s 2006 F30 Tunit boots, which he wore in a Copa del Rey match against Getafe in 2007, where he scored one of his most memorable goals.

In terms of technology, this is the first colorway of the next-generation Adidas X Speedflow to be introduced. The Adidas X Ghosted was replaced by the Speedflow. Adidas’ new X Speedflow along with  Messi sneakers are priced at €300, which was released on June 4, 2021.

These magnificent cleats also include Messi customization, including an homage to memorable moments in his remarkable career, a MESSI + 10 logo on the tongue, the Argentina flag on the left and right sock liner, and the iconic +F50 logo in Intense Orange on three-stripe branding.

A Carbitex Speedframe was employed to help with propulsion and acceleration on the pitch, while a vacuum fit creates an extremely snug, precise fit that allows for explosive movement. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner will don the commemorative footwear for Copa America, which begins on June 13th.

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