adidas Copa Mundial Limited Edition Blackout Review
One of the most iconic adidas boots ever made received two new colour-ways at the beginning of the season. After the samba editions for the 2014 World Cup, we rather hoped that adidas would go back to form & tradition, and they certainly didn’t disappoint with the new adidas Copa Mundial Limited Edition Blackout boots.
These limited edition black-out and white-out copa mundials have to be some of the best looking boots available for 2014-15 football season. Almost looking like a pair of boots in the prototype stage, they look stunning. From the toe through to the studs on the bottom they are solid black (or white) throughout apart from the gold detailing of the iconic copa mundial branding on the side of the boot. Even the classic, and typically white, three stripes of the adidas brand have been colour matched with the rest of the boot.
Having never previously owned a pair of copa mundials (previously wearing adidas predators) we were surprised as to just how comfortable they are to play in on both 3G pitches and grass. The boots mould around your feet giving greater feel and control of the ball. The soft feel and shape of the boot remains constant no matter how often you play – you certainly get what you pay for.
The copa mundials have always been incredibly comfy to wear and they have hardly changed since they became so popular in the 1982 World Cup. Soft k-leather, traditional 12 stud layout and the standard copa mundial (which is Spanish for World Cup – feel free to borrow this handy fact) all feature to enable this boot to retain its position as one of the best ever football boots. With over 10 millions pairs sold worldwide and having graced the feet of Zidane, Beckenbauer, Zico and Platini, these world class boots should be on your wishlist.
Whilst our now go to boots for summer football, we will say that on very wet and soggy pitches, the classic studs do struggle to keep you upright. Infact, on a recent game we were jeered every time we fell over it happened so many times. To be honest, we are not sure we want to ruin these beauties in the mud anyway, but still, it would be nice to have the option.