Adidas Copa Mundial Soccer Cleats

Adidas Copa Soccer Cleats are arguably the most iconic soccer cleats known to mankind. The biggest reason for it's iconic status is that the copas were at one point basically the ONLY soccer shoe competing with Puma. It wasn't until the late 70s and 80s that Nike came along. 

Back in the early days of soccer,  Adidas or Puma were the reigning kings of soccer cleats for boys and girls, men and women. There were not many styles available since TV wasn't a popular and print media was just getting started. 

Adidas started manufacturing the Copa Mundial Soccer cleats in 1979 and then later put them on display at the 1982 World Cup. 

Copa Mundial Cleats are special

How Special are the Adidas Men's Copa Mundial Soccer Cleats? Well the adidas shoes are still the most widely used and sold when compared to any other soccer cleat. If that's not enough, the greats such as Maradona, Zidane, and Beckenbauer also wore the famous copa mundials. Their quaility and design are so special that FIFA uses the copas as the official soccer cleats for referees. 

There have been a few variations since 1979, but the quality and design remains superior to that of any other soccer cleat. Adidas came out with a white and blue color copa cleats in 2013 (Adidas Men's Copa Mundial 18.3 fg soccer cleats). Still made near Frakfurt, Germany, the adidas boots are made with kangaroo leather. It also boasts a reinforced heel panel and twelve-stud outsole design, with some extra leather in the heal for support.

How do Adidas Copa Mundial cleats feel?

Well i've owned 3 different pairs over the past 20 years. What you need to know is that many soccer shoe companies will sacrifice quality for design and style. Since soccer companies are there to sell cleats, they must give into the demands of the market. Kids want the coolest and most popular colors and designs, and that's what sells. 

However the Adidas Copa Cleats offer all of it. A classic style and design, with superior quality and comfort. This is one reason they've never changed it much, it's too good to change! 

From my experience in owning 3 seperate pairs, I can tell you that the feel of wearing Copa Mundial Soccer Cleats is amazing. The shoes are very light but offer incredible support becuase of the kangaroo leather.

They last forever because they are sewn at the bottom of the sole, not glued on like the rest of the cleats of today. The soft kangaroo leather gives you a feel that the shoe is wrapped around your foot, you almost feel barefoot.  But in order to take advantage of all this, you have to know how to care for kangaroo leather cleats. 

How to Care for Adidas Copa Mundial Soccer Cleats

Although advances have been made to improve synthetic leather cleats, the Kangaroo Leather has long been a go-to leather for premium soccer cleats because it is strong and lightweight.  A great player's soccer shoes require some flexibility and strength, which is a benefit of kangaroo leather. 

However, you also need to realize that because the copa mundials are made of leather, you need to care for them correctly to maintain the quality and so they last longer. 

We strongly recommend that you polish the kangaroo leather soccer cleats with a traditional shoe polish before wearing or using them. First remove the laces so that you don't get polish on them. Then apply the shoe polish according to the instructions of the specific manufacturer. The shoe polish will soften the leather and provide a shield that makes the cleats water-resistant. 

At first the kangaroo leather will seem stiff, but you should wear the cleats around the house, allowing the leather to soften and mold to your foot. You can also rub them with your hands and soften the leather up. This is one of the advantages of the kangaroo leather copas. 

After wearing the cleats for games or practice, you should consider cleaning them. Just a simple wash cloth is enough to get some of the dirt off. Dirt is known to pull moisture out of the leather, making it vulnerable to cracking. Make sure you don't use soap, which may damage the leather or dry it out. Just stick to the warm water wash cloth.

Sometimes you can't control if your shoes get soaked, like rain during games or practice, so your copa Mundials will get wet at some point. You should consider letting the cleats set in a spot that is well ventilated. Do not set it in front of a heater or other heat source to dry as this may crack the leather.

A great idea is to place rolled up newspapers or cloth inside to absorb the moisture. Once thoroughly dry, polish the kangaroo leather to keep it protected and soft. 

Soften and condition the kangaroo leather Copa Mundials with mink oil, leather food, or another product designed to condition leather.  Please make sure you follow the manufacturers instructions. 

Finally, make sure you store the kangaroo leather Copa Cleats in a well ventilated area so the air can move through the shoes. Moist shoes stored in an airtight container can develop mold or become stiff.

This seems like a lot of work, but once you get a good process down, it's pretty quick. These procedures of caring for your leather soccer cleats will ensure that they last a long time. Once they mold to your feet, you will wish they could last forever!





Adidas Copa Mundial FG for Men and Women Soccer Cleats

The legendary Copa Mundial soccer cleats are mae of 100% Leather and everything else we described above.

  • Synthetic sole
  • Legendary soccer cleats for stability on firm natural ground
  • Leather upper with premium K-leather in the forefoot for comfort and flexibility
  • Die-cut EVA midsole for lightweight comfort
  • Soft, durable synthetic lining. Lace closure

Adidas Copa Mundial Turf Soccer Shoes

The Turf Copa Mundial shoes are made of 100% Kangaroo Leather and offer the same quality and style as the Copa Mundial cleats. We love the split-suede leather abrasion patch for durability and forefoot support. This gives it a great but different look from the competition. 

  • Shaft measures approximately low-top" from arch
  • Split-suede leather upper
  • Synthetic lining for comfort
  • Die-cut EVA insole for lightweight comfort
  • Pre-molded EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
  • TRAXION outsole for maximum grip in all directions

Adidas Indoor Soccer Futsal Shoe

Made of Synthetic Leather, unlike the copa mundial shoes, but very similar in style. Split-suede leather upper, not kangaroo but still very good quality shoes for those who absolutely gotta have the Copa Mundials. We love the split-suede leather abrasion patch for durability and forefoot support. This gives it a great but different look. 

  • Synthetic lining for comfort
  • Die-cut EVA insole for lightweight comfort
  • Non-marking gum rubber outsole for excellent grip on all indoor surfaces
  • Soft and durable synthetic lining for excellent comfort


The adidas Copa Mundial Soccer cleats are perhaps the most widely recognized shoes on the planet due to it's longevity. The quality and design continue to impress old and new soccer players. Many new designs and technology may come and go, but these soccer cleats are here to stay. 

One factor that could potentially put them at risk is the use of kangaroo leather. It will be interesting to see how much longer they continue to use it. they have started using synthetic leather as well. 

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