This here is a thing of beauty – Adidas has relaunched an updated version of the Copa Mundial in limited numbers to recoup some much needed attention for the heritage range. And, with a look like this – a White Copa Mundial – it is absolutely sure to work!
Released in 1982, the Copa Mundial is the best-selling cleat in soccer history and has been worn by some of the all-time greats including Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Zico & Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Since then more than 10 million pairs have been sold and the Copa Mundial was actually 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.
This version, like the original, boasts a kangaroo leather upper and additional leather provided on the heel, intended to improve durability and stability. There are some slight modifications between the new and the old, which are intended to make the new version slightly more modern without losing its old-school, traditional feel – the colorway has been reversed, obviously, with white being the prominent color launching the boot into the modern game.
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Over the past few months, Nike has taken a bite out of the Copa with the release of the Nike Premier. But, with the World Cup just around the corner, this is one of several surprise releases that Adidas has up its sleeve. There is a strong emphasis on reviving the silo and making it popular again. Watch this space for more on the upcoming “Adidas Copa Collection“!
Will this actually revive the Copa name? What do you guys think of the release?
Stay tuned if you want to snag a pair as they are sure to sell fast, but as always we will have updated links available at time of release.