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A look into the iconic Adidas Copa Mundial.
Adidas Copa Mundial, one of the most iconic football shoes in the world. There is just something special about this shoe which everyone sees but no one notices. Even after 36 years, it is still the top selling football boot in the market. It has been the bestselling football shoe since 2001.This legendary football boot was launched in the year 1979 and was specifically designed for the 1982 FIFA World Cup held in Spain. Over the years it has been worn by legends like Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Franz Beckenbauer and Oliver Khan.
Continue reading and you shall find out why the shoe made in Scheinfeld, Germany is a masterpiece.
One of the great things about the Copa Mundial is that it is one of the few shoes that fit almost anybody. Even the widest of feet will have no comfort issues. The simple design makes it one of the most comfortable shoes in the market.
Don’t expect many great technological innovations in this 1979 classic. But certainly do expect quality over the lack of technology. Technically the fold-over tongue should give a better strike area avoiding contact between the laces and the ball. The unique fold-over tongue design does make it look special as it is almost invisible in modern shoes.
Regarding the weight, the shoe is slightly heavier than the average synthetic shoes as it is made of kangaroo leather. The leather provides a very soft inside to the boot and the sole is slightly padded to increase the comfort levels of the shoe. On the downside, they absorb water when playing in wet conditions.
The entire upper is crafted from kangaroo leather. The forefoot, the mid-foot, the heel and even the tongue is made of kangaroo leather. The upper provides great touch and certifies the fact that kangaroo leather is a great material for football shoes. Simply put, you’re looking at best football boots in terms of soft touch.
The solid plastic midsole offers good amount of stiffness in the midfoot area. The leather offers plenty of protection against all the impact injuries of the game. It has a strong ankle plate which protects from twists and turns. The ankle protector is flexible enough, so you should get good movement range in your ankle.
Featuring a twelve stud design, the Copa Mundial offers an unmatched combination of grip and maneuverability. The heel features four studs while the forefoot features twelve studs. Slightly larger heel studs offer a smooth and stable ride. It excels on hard surfaces but it fails to deliver on soft surfaces. The dual-density outsole offers lightweight cushioning and strategic support.
Durability? Made in Germany should answer all the quality issues in just one line. As it is made of natural leather, some maintenance is required.
These are currently available at a retail price of $135 i.e. 8,500 INR on Adidas website.
Bottom-line: A timeless masterpiece.