What boots will Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo wear this season?

Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi split

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have delighted football fans for over a decade, but this season they won't be going head to head - in La Liga at least.

However, the iconic duo will certainly find themselves fighting it out in the commercial world as the footballing figureheads of sportswear giants Adidas and Nike.

Both players are heavily involved in promotion of the newest gear from their partners, particularly the ones that they use the most: football boots.

As the 2018-19 season gets under way across Europe, Goal takes a look at what boots Messi and Ronaldo will be wearing this year.

What boots will Lionel Messi wear?

Messi is an Adidas athlete and will continue to wear the brand's boots in the foreseeable future.

The Argentine has worn a variety of Adidas' footwear over the years, but in the past few seasons he has been the face of the NEMEZIZ range and actually boasts his own unique design, which is known as 'NEMEZIZ MESSI'. He will be wearing these once again this season.

From his early appearances with Barcelona this season, it looks like Messi will be ditching the bright green boots he wore at the World Cup in Russia for a white, black and 'football blue' colourway in 2018-19.

The Adidas NEMEZIZ MESSI 18.1 are described as being built for players with agility, meaning they are tailor made for those who, like Messi, have a penchant for dribbling and slaloming through defences.

Lionel Messi boots Adidas Nemeziz 2018Getty Images

They possess the aptly named 'Agility Weave' technology and a supportive 'Agility Bandage', with a dual lock collar for extra ankle protection.

A Lionel Messi logo is incorporated into the design and is situated near the heel of the boots.

How much are Lionel Messi's boots?

1080x1080 Adidas Messi Nemeziz
United Kingdom£179.95
United States$225

*In countries where Euro is the currency.

If you want to mimic Messi by wearing the same boots as he does it will set you back a considerable sum, but NEMEZIZ MESSI 18.1 range are actually cheaper than the NEMEZIZ style.

According to Adidas' official website, the NEMEZIZ MESSI 18.1 boots will cost £179.95 in the United Kingdom (UK) or $225 in the United States (US). For countries that use Euro, the boots are priced at €219.95.

Different versions of the boots are also available at cheaper prices.

What boots will Cristiano Ronaldo wear?

Cristiano Ronaldo boots Mercurial Superfly 2018

Ronaldo has been associated with Nike since his breakthrough as a professional and the Portugal captain is without doubt the star attraction for the brand's football range.

His early appearances in a Juventus shirt showed him wearing white Mercurial Vapor 360 Elite boots, which he also wore at the World Cup in Russia, but he wore a new style on his competitive debut - the 'Raised on Concrete' Mercurial Superfly 360 Elite.

The colourway of the boots consists of wolf grey, pure platinum, metallic silver and light crimson.

How much are Cristiano Ronaldo's boots?

1080x1080 Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 EliteNike.com
United Kingdom£229.95
United States$275

*In countries where Euro is the currency.

As with any new style, you will have to pay a top price to wear the same kind of boots as Ronaldo.

According to Nike's official website, the Mercurial Superfly 360 Elite boots cost £229.95 in the UK or $275 in the US, with a price of €270 attached to them in certain European countries. 

However, discounts are generally available as time passes and different, cheaper versions of the boots can also be purchased.