With the Nemeziz, adidas has created a revolutionary cleat design for the most agile football players in the world, such as Lionel Messi, Renato Sanches and Roberto Firmino. The shoe takes inspiration from the ritual of taping, used in dance and in sport, and is meant to emphasize fluid motion on the pitch. Nemeziz has a variety of unique features meant to provide security, support, and adaptability.
- AGILITY BANDAGE SYSTEM – close fit through torsion tapes
- DUAL LOCK COLLAR – secures ankle for powerful turns and explosive movements
- 360TORSION TAPE – used for lateral and medial support
- AGILITYKNIT 2.0 – gentle touch of the ball and flexible feel
- TORSIONFRAME – lightweight outsole with torsion ribs for push off support
Messi believes the new design is ideal for his style of play. “My game has always been about disruption. Making a move the opposition doesn’t expect, and making it so quickly they don’t have the chance to react. To do that I need complete confidence in the boot I am wearing. I need flexibility to move and support that lets me adapt at ease. These boots are perfectly designed for my game and I hope that they can also help support the next generation of disruptive players as they come through.”
Sam Handy, Vice President of Design, adidas Football, said “Part of our design philosophy at adidas Football is to look back to help us look forward, something we’ve held true to with the design of Nemeziz. The idea of torsion and taping is not a new idea, it is present in some of our classic products and in other fields, such as Martial Arts. It has been around for generations. Our design for this product was taking that idea, of the relationship between torsion, support and agility, and using it to support the most disruptive players in the game. Our main goal is always to provide the athlete with the tools to maximise their own creativity, and with this product we feel we have provided the structure and support that can help players like Messi, Sanches and Firmino reach their true potential.”
The black and white colorway seen above is appropriately named “Dust Storm.” Lionel Messi will be sporting the boot for the very first time in the Copa del Rey final on May 27th. Secure yours at soccerloco.