Copa Mundial fans; I’m not sure whether to tell you to get excited or look away for a few days as adidas add an intriguing boot to their Limited Collection. Today, the adidas Copa SL was officially released to market. This is a re-imagined modern twist on what is probably the most iconic boot ever released to market.
In order to turn it into a super lightweight, most of the signature pieces of the original Copa have been stripped back. A sleek black, ultra-thin synthetic leather is employed through the upper replacing the iconic k-leather, while underfoot you will find a lightweight SprintFrame outsole. It is the visual design elements where adidas has retained similarities. The white tongue and three white stripes pay homage to the original model whilst contributing to the boot’s more modern look.
When speaking about the creation of the boot, Sam Handy, VP of design, said:
When we looked at recreating a classic boot, the COPA Mundial was the stand out option. The brand has a huge depth of heritage in our back catalogs but this is the boot that stood out above the rest. Redeveloping this classic icon was a rewarding project that allowed us to add a modern take on a true football icon. We’re fiercely proud of the Mundial but wanted to inject a new twist on the boot – something I can proudly say we’ve achieved with the COPA SL.
As part of the Limited Collection, the Copa SL is an exclusive boot that will be released in limited quantities to show adidas’ flair, innovation and creative spirit.