What boots do Messi, Mbappé, Vinicius and other star players wear?
The magic mainly comes from the connection between the brain and the foot, but the thing that wraps around the latter can also have an effect.
In addition to talent and training, a key factor in making a difference in a match for the world’s best footballers, they say, lies in their footwear. The reason being that major sports footwear brands develop their best technologies to enhance their skills and help them outperform their rivals. Therefore, if you’re looking to perform at the highest level on the pitch, we’ve gathered the professional football boots used by the top players, including Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, and Vinicius.
Messi’s boots: Adidas X CrazyFast Messi.1
For this new season, Adidas has developed a customized design for Messi featuring the colors of the Argentine national team in commemoration of the World Cup victory. Consequently, both the Adidas stripes, sole, and laces showcase the sky blue of the Argentine team. Furthermore, it incorporates the features of the X CrazyFast.1 model, including the semi-translucent Aeropacity Speedskin upper, Primeknit fabric around the ankle, and the Speedframe sole with the flexible Aeroplate insert.
The model is not available for artificial grass with Messi’s customization, but it is available with the rest of Adidas technologies.
Mbappé's boots: Nike Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite KM
Designed to harness the explosiveness of the French forward, Mbappé's Nike shoes feature a highly elastic 3/4-length Zoom Air unit and multidirectional traction studs. Additionally, the ankle area is equipped with soft and stretchy Flyknit fabric, while the Vaporposite+ upper combines premium materials for ball control. Of course, the boots are personalized with the initials KM and an exclusive blue color.
This same model is available for artificial grass. In addition, these are the same black boots that Cristiano Ronaldo uses, but without Mbappé's personalized design, and that you can also find for synthetic terrain.
Pedri's boots: Adidas Predator Accuracy+
Pedri is a player who controls the midfield thanks to his vision and precision with the ball. These are exactly the qualities for which the Adidas boots he uses are created, since they have embossed rubber details in the hitting area.
In this way, they guarantee that the ball trajectory is precise, while the sole helps transfer the perfect power to each shot. Finally, cushioning in strategic areas provides comfort and softness in every touch.
Pedri’s Predator Accuracy+ are also available for artificial grass. It is also the model that Asensio uses, with the difference that it does not have an ankle sock and does include laces.
Vinicius’ boots: Nike Mercurial Vapor 15 Elite
Speed is Vinicius' main virtue, so his boots help him leave rivals behind with the 3/4 Zoom Air unit they incorporate. This technology provides elasticity to move faster and generate distance. For its part, the tri-star studs allow you to change direction in an instant with the best traction for starting and a greater stabilitywhen braking. Finally, the upper part made of Vaporposite+ mesh favors ball control when dribbling and a greater sensation when making contact with the ball.
These are the same boots that Lewandowski uses this season and are also available in an artificial grass version.
Gavi’s Boots: Nike Phantom GX Elite
Gavi is distinguished by his strength on the field but, when he has the ball at his feet, he handles it with great precision. That’s why he uses these Nike boots, which have the Gripknit gripping material in the main impact areas. In this way, a better touch on the ball is achieved.
For its part, the ankle area is asymmetrical to promote comfort and reduce irritation. The sole incorporates tri-star studs, flexible grooves provide optimal traction to drive changes of direction.
These Nike shoes are also available for artificial grass.
What ones are you treating yourself to?