The word ‘legend’ gets thrown around an awful lot nowadays, and maybe we’re a little guilty of diluting it’s effect ourselves here at Footy-Boots.com. But let’s lay down the benchmark once and for all; right here, right now: the adidas Copa Mundial is legendary.
Released in 1982, the adidas Copa Mundial is the best-selling football boot of all time, with over ten million pairs sold worldwide.
And looking at the new Black and White pack releases, it’s not hard to see why. Relatively unchanged since their release over three decades ago, adidas have only this year started offering up alternative colour ways for their most storied boots.
And whilst the Samba coloured releases might have the jimmies of a few purists, the Black and White editions are sure to balance things out: They. Are. Stunning.
All the details on each boot have been blotted out either Black or White, with the exceptions being gold branding on the heel and flank, and the tongue tab that also features as a motif on the box.
This minimalist colouring shows off the silhouette of the boot to it’s fullest, and the pure, interrupted colouring draws attention to the quality of the materials.
We’d like to think that past greats to wear the Copa Mundial like Beckenbauer, Platini and Zico would have approved of these contrasting releases, which offer up all that Copa goodness in all-white and all-black editions.
Whether you’re going to treasure them as a piece of football history or lace them up and see for yourself why this design has endured above all others, the features on both of these releases are simple and iconic.
The standard-setting Kangaroo leather, firm ground conical stud soleplate and a foam insole are all there is to it – but it’s the way Mr. Adi Dassler himself put them all together that makes them one of the gold standards in the industry.
Whilst these limited-run colourways might not be to the tastes of some Copa purists, the response we’ve seen has been massive – introducing a new generation of football fans to these stalwart cleats.
And if that means we’ll still see them being worn in another thirty-two years, that would surely be a fitting continuation of the Copa Mundial’s legend.