Today must have been a pretty fun one for James Rodiguez as adidas and FIFA officially handed over the adidas World Cup Golden Boot Trophy to him today during a short presentation in Madrid. Adding to the celebration and to further commemorate his award, adidas also produced a very limited edition piece of footwear in the form of a specially designed pair of golden miadidas adiZero f50 for Rodríguez.
There are only six pairs of the miadidas golden boots in existence, one for each goal scored by Rodríguez during the tournament, and the boots include a special customization on the side reading “top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. The first pair of limited edition miadidas boots will be given away today via a special activation on James Rodríguez’s personal Twitter account, @jamesdrodriguez, and via @adidasfootball.
Speaking upon receiving the adidas Golden Boot Trophy, James Rodríguez said:
I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of my family and my international team mates who have been there for me every step of the way. The tournament in Brazil was an unbelievable experience for me personally, but also for Colombia as a nation as the team reached heights we have never reached before. To finish the tournament as top goal scorer is a great achievement and I look forward to many more successes with Colombia and with my new club, Real Madrid.
For the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the adidas Golden Boot Trophy took the form of the best-selling boot in football history – the iconic adidas Copa Mundial – worn by some of the all-time greats including Franz Beckenbauer, Zico & Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Since the Copa Mundial was created it has been sold over 10 million times and was in fact the last revolutionary product innovation created by sporting goods legend and founder of the adidas brand Adi Dassler. He had been personally involved in the early development of the original Copa Mundial before he passed away in 1978.
For those interested in trying to create their own custom pair of F50 like Rodriguez pair, head over to miadidas.com.