Lionel Messi’s personalised boots give tributes to his family (photos)

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

LIONEL MESSI reveals these incredible one-off boots – where every hand-drawn image tells a story of his remarkable life.

The Barcelona superstar was last month seen banging his footwear together and throwing them into the crowd.

The names of Lionel Messi's wife and two children feature on the left heel
The names of Lionel Messi’s wife and two children feature on the left heel

But it is unlikely he will be doing the same with these unique boots, sent to him by a fan.

Complete with trademark adidas stripes and his No 10 squad number, touching polaroid-style paintings cover sides of the shoes.

An image of the Barca star kissing his wife and with his eldest son is seen on the left boot
An image of the Barca star kissing his wife and with his eldest son is seen on the left boot

On the left foot – just below where Messi has tattooed reminders of his loved ones – are tributes to his family.

Near the heel reads the name of his wife, Antonella, shortened to Anto.

On the the inside of the right boot are landmark moments of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s career.

There is the iconic shirt-holding celebration he carried out last April after scoring the last-gasp winner in a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

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Lionel Messi's iconic shirt-holding celebration features on the right boot
Lionel Messi’s iconic shirt-holding celebration features on the right boot

Next to that is a black and white scene with Messi wearing the No 30 squad number – the first number he was given upon breaking into the Barca first team.

To the left lies a depiction of Messi jumping on the back of former Blaugrana team-mate Ronaldinho back in May 2005.

Finally there is an image of something that has proved somewhat of a rarity in his fabled career: a header.

Also seen on the instep of the right boot is Lionel Messi celebrating with Ronaldinho
Also seen on the instep of the right boot is Lionel Messi celebrating with Ronaldinho

The right boot is dominated by the red and blue colours of Barcelona while the left has blue and white overtones synonymous with his native Argentina.

The boots were made by a person who runs the Instagram account lilicanteropy.

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