adidas rework iconic Copa Mundial with moden Primeknit upper

adidas have dipped back into their illustrious archives to rethink arguably the most iconic football boot of all time.

Originally designed for the 1982 World Cup, the Copa has stayed largely true to its base model as the decades have passed, very much a case of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

In fact, it was only a few years back that adidas began to tamper with the traditional, releasing a series of brightly-coloured variations of the famous silhouette to celebrate the 2014 World Cup.

Well, they’ve been at it again, unveiling a striking new version of the boot that features the Primeknit upper that has become a staple of the three stripes’ offering in recent times, blending the latest technologies with classic looks.


“The Copa Mundial 21 rebuilds the classic boot fromt he inside out, adding a premium leather lining and a knit textile upper for unrivalled fit, comfort and support. Preserving the heritage look, the traditional foldover tongue with adidas logo remains present and correct” The boot description reads.


While veering away from the black and white colourway will be considered sacrilege by the sternest traditionalists, as far as bringing a piece of footballing royalty into the present day, we’d say it’s a pretty solid effort.

That being said, a Primeknit version in black and white would go down an absolute treat, so fingers crossed for that at some point.

The adidas Copa Mundial 21 are available over on Pro:Direct now.

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