This is how the boots looked when I bought them. I got them for a great price of my friend. Adidas Predator Mania is known as one of the best footballboots ever but they do have a quite common problem, cracks in the rubber stripes… As you can see in the picture above, the rubber syripes are cracked and even coming off.
So what I did was removed the rubber stripes all the way down to where the soleplate starts and leather ends. As you might know I done this before but last time I removed the stripes completelly, in this case the parts of the rubber stipes that goes under the boot was actually in good shape and that’s why I kept them!
The removing of stripes can be hard as in this case. Although the stripes were cracked they are really glued tight!
Last step is to find a right glue that works for leather and then just glue the stripes in place!
Here’s a picture of the new stripes on my Manias, happy with the result!