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Following last month's initial look, we now have detailed photos of the upcoming Lionel Messi and Derrick Rose collaboration.
The shoe's colorful arrangement is inspired by Messi's upcoming adizero F50 boot, which is set to launch ahead of the World Cup this spring. White SprintWeb provides the canvas for animal-inspired black stripes and multicolor quarter panels. The SprintFrame chassis and midsole pops in slime green and sit atop a black-striped white sole. A tag on the backside of the tongue marks the Messi collaboration.
There's no release date for the Messi Rose 4.5 at the moment, but FootyHeadlines.com says the soccer boot will release in March. Perhaps that's a clue. Stick with Sole Collector for updates.