Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers found the Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 FG cleat comfortable to wear.
  • Some wearers have attested that the pair needed little to no break-in time.
  • The soccer cleat brings a sock-like fit shared a number of purchasers.
  • The Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 soccer cleat belongs to a budget-friendly price range.
  • A significant number of customers praised the cleat’s overall look and noted how the shoe looked better in person.
  • Several users reported that the Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 FG cleat is lightweight.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A review shared that the Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 FG cleat could have used a bit more heel support.
  • One reviewer had an issue with this soccer cleats’ durability with his pair having holes even after just two weeks of use.

Bottom line

The Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 Firm Ground cleat provides snug but comfortable fit. While belonging to a budget-friendly price range, this fact is far from obvious as a lot of users hailed the cleat’s look. And named after Messi, it is unsurprising to know that an Argentinian style of play inspires the outsole's technology. Durability-wise, there has not been any significant number of customers that raised issues about it.

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Good to know

  • The Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 Firm Ground soccer cleats still sport the bandaged look unique to the Nemeziz line. The upper is composed of an Agility Mesh upper. This material boasts the ability to provide optimum ball touch and aid ball control.
  • A Dual Lock Collar is also incorporated into the upper. This is to make sure that the cleat locks the foot down and provides enough ankle stability. To create a custom fit, a central lacing system has been placed in the cleat’s upper.
  • The outsole is made out of Messi Gambetrax which leaves the celebrated player’s unique footprint. The Gambetrax technology is reminiscent of a style of play in Argentina called the Gambetta style.

The Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 Firm Ground cleats have a comfortable, sock-like fit. They are available in men’s sizes, ranging from sizes 7 to 13. A central lacing system has been incorporated into the cleat’s upper to create a more personalized fit. This lacing feature is also found in the Adidas Predator 19.1 Firm Ground and the  Adidas Nemeziz 18.1 Firm Ground models.

It is important to note that a significant number of reviews shared that the pair is a half-size small, so one should make sure to check the fit before purchasing a pair.

The Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 Firm Ground cleat features an Agility Mesh upper. Described to provide a responsive ball touch while bringing optimum ball control, this material is soft even fresh out of the box.

A common feature among Adidas Nemeziz models, the Dual Lock Collar is used for foot lockdown and ankle stability. This collar-type allows for rapid direction changes. In addition to this, a central lacing system is also placed in the upper bringing a custom fit.

Messi Gambetrax has been used in this model’s outsole. This outsole leaves Messi’s unique footprint during play. The technology is named Gambetrax as it is inspired by the Gambetta style of play originating from Argentina. It involves using one’s body while dribbling to make it seem that the player is going one way when actually, the ball is being played the other way.

This lightweight outsole boasts the ability to secure foot lockdown while providing enough stability to adapt to quick direction changes.

  • The Adidas Nemeziz Messi 17.3 Firm Ground cleat is available in several colorways including Core Black / Infrared / Tactile Gold Metallic and Grey / Running White / Black.
  • The soccer cleat is designed with a “Messi” text print forming a V formation both on the lateral and medial sides, a design feature not available in the standard Adidas Nemeziz 17.3 FG.


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