adidas Originals Samba for Lionel Messi (1)

words // Brandon Richard

Under the guidance of Markus Thaler, adidas Originals designer Vincent Etcheverry crafted this personalized Samba for Argentine soccer icon Lionel Messi.

To complement Messi's style, the two wanted to keep the shoe's design as simple as possible. This Samba features a white leather base, grey suede toe overlay, "MESSI" in gold foil down the sidewalls and Argentina-inspired light blue accents. The traditional Trefoil branding on the heel has been repositioned to allow room for Messi's logo, while the insoles are stitched with a custom Argentina patch.

Take a closer look at Messi's Samba from "The Legacy of Craftsmanship" below.

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