The Messi production follows on the heels of Inter Miami and Adidas's recent lifestyle shoe, dubbed 2getherness shoe. That shoe, of course, is primarily pink to match the Heron kits, falling in line with what Vogue called one of the most recognizable shirts of 2023.
Adidas also dropped four new Wales Bonner Samba designs last November. Those introduced new color schemes for the iconic shoe along with oversized tongues.
What will Messi's Samba 2024 shoe look like?
While Soccergator doesn't know precisely what the new Messi Samba will look like, we can speculate.
Adidas originally released an exclusive Messi Samba “Messi” shoe over a decade ago. The shoe featured a white base, an Argentina-inspired accent on the tongue and back rim, and “MESSI” delicately scrawled outside. Talk about a gem.
Here are some possible redesign options for Messi's new Samba shoe, as provided by AI.
Messi also served as the face of the Adidas Retro Argentina collection, honoring the team's 1994 World Cup kit. He wore Adidas original Sambas in that shoot.
Photos: Adidas Originals