Yes, the World Cup is over and Brazil 2014 is now a part of the past, but just this week the Golden Boot award was handed out to its rightful owner, James Rodriguez. And there wasn’t a great deal of information available on the coveted prize at any point leading up to the tournament.
So, what do you need to know about the 2014 Golden Boot and its design?
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. Prior to the World Cup kicking off, adidas actually released a full flavored Samba Collection in the series and it sent shock waves through the market. Prior to this, there were only Black and limited edition White colorways available in the lifespan of the Copa, with some of the all-time greats wearing them at some point 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.
The detailing on the Gold covered boot is exquisite. Everything about it has been intricately carved to look just like a real boot. From the stitching to the laces and the studs, Rodriguez is getting an award that looks ready to be worn on the pitch! Adidas ensure fans know what style of boot it is by laying down a black signature 3-stripe on the side of the boot!
How do you get your hands on a Golden Boot? Simple really, become a world class player, make it into a potential World Cup winning squad and then bang in a bunch of goals against some seriously tough competition. In real life, it is definitely not going to happen!
But, you can actually create their own custom pair of adiZero F50 like Rodriguez received by heading over to miadidas.com.