Top 5 shoes worn by Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has done some magical things on a football pitch, and here's a look at 5 pairs of boots worn by the wizard over the years
In the modern world, football has taken up a role in our lives more than just a sport. Science and technology have immensely affected the sport as the game tries to spread its roots all over the globe.
Athletic shoe-makers like Adidas and Nike have been in the news for their fantastic releases every next week. Football shoes, also known as Cleats or Studs certainly are associated with the persona of the player wearing it.
Leo Messi has a lifetime contract with Adidas, the German Shoe giant. The Argentine also has a track record with American brand Nike, however that deal was ended once Adidas came to light before the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The Germans have chosen Leo Messi as their poster boy, and rightly so, the five-time World Player of the Year has his own brand within the Adidas brand. Let's look at some of the finest shoes worn by Messi over the years;
#1: Nike Air Zoom Total90 III 
Although Lionel is now Adidas' poster boy, the Argentine used to don Nike's cleats in his early days. Messi made his first mark on the game wearing Nike's Air Zoon Total90 III boost as he made his Barcelona debut in 2004 against local rivals Espanyol.
The boot was also worn by established superstars like Wayne Rooney, Luis Figo, Rio Ferdinand and Roberto Carlos. The upper part of the boots were made from a soft synthetic material to give remarkable control over the ball. The design was enhanced by a revolutionary asymmetrical lacing system.
Messi's T90 is certainly a collector's treasure as they were the first the forward wore on the pitch in an official match.