Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi - Battle of the Boots

With El Clasico taking place this weekend it seemed like a perfect time to take focus in on the two players that everyone will be paying attention to:

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lione Lessi

But instead of looking at their stats or achievements, we decided to look at their most current pair of boots. 

Nike Mercurial Superfly CR Savage Beauty

Ronaldo has been a Nike Mercurial Superfly Vapor guy for a very long time. That is his boot of choice. The current version is referred to as "Savage Beauty" and is inspired by the volcanic Portuguese island Madeira where the player was born. According to Nike, the lava inspired print is one of the most intricate that they have ever produced on a pair of boots. The upper features a knitted upper with NikeSkin for ultimate control in all weather conditions. The dynamic collar that we have seen become so popular with Nike boots is featured as well giving the boot a sock like feel.

adidas Messi15

After a recent injury, Lionel Messi will mark his return in not only the hotly contested Clasico, but he will also be debuting his latest adidas boot - the Messi15. 

The black upper messiTOUCH material provides a highly-sought contrast to the Matte Ice Metallic and Running White colors of the first two Messi15 releases, and continues the story of premium touch and feel that started with the sell-out Messi15 10/10.

Built to win, the Messi15’s black upper fades into Solar Red towards the heel of the cleat at the messiFRAME, representing the heat and intensity that Leo brings to every game and training session.

Bold blocking around the collar and Solar Green color pops help give the new Messi15 a modern, dynamic look, while a large M-Shield dominates the forefoot for unmistakable visibility.

Solid choices from both brands for both both players. Is there a clear winner here?