Lionel Messi news: Barcelona star's remarkable hand-painted boots honour his career and family | Goal.com
Lionel Messi is a special talent, and the Barcelona star now has a pair of special hand-painted boots produced by a Paraguayan artist.
Cantero’s message on Instagram reads: “These boots were sent from my workshop to Barcelona as a gift for the player, they are completely hand painted.
“The boots are inspired by Messi's life, narrating with images his story and how he worked hard to reach the top.”
Among the other notable figures to have received a similar pair of boots are former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz and ex-Bayern Munich forward Paolo Guerrero.
Messi will next be action, wearing boots of some description, when La Liga leaders Barcelona take in a Copa del Rey last-16 encounter with Celta Vigo on Thursday – with that two-legged contest currently locked at 1-1.