Baku, November 18, AZERTAC
The Argentina star plotting a sensational comeback from injury in the Bernabeu on Saturday worked with Adidas to design the Messi15 footwear, according to Mirror newspaper.
Should Barcelona legend Lionel Messi return to action in Saturday's Clasico against Real Madrid, he'll certainly look the part.
The Argentina star and sportswear giants Adidas have designed a special pair of boots for the occasion.
Known as Messi15, they look classier than most modern boots owing to their fundamental black and red colour scheme.
There is a flash of green on the forefoot - known as the Messi 'M-Shield', apparently - but they had to stand out somehow.
And given the proliferation of pink and yellow footwear among the pros these days, we should be grateful for a pair with a little more style.
The moulded blades on the bottom are also green, standing out against a largely black sole.
Messi hasn't featured since going off injured in the win against Las Palmas in September.
He wasn't deemed ready to link up with Argentina this week for their World Cup qualifiers with Brazil and Colombia.