Adidas F50 Adizero match worn “Benz9” 

Last week I recieved these, for me this is a milestone! As some of you might know I got two football players that I admire: Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema. To own a boot worn by your idol is huge!

(Don’t know the owner of the picture above, but if any of you recognice it please let me know)


Both of the boots got “Benz 9” printed on the heel. I’m also happy that these specific boots are the first edition of the Adidas F50 Adizero range and in the cool white/black/pink colourway.


Benzema is wearing 9uk 9.5us 43 1/3EU sized boots, if anyone wondered. I actually got another pair coming and hope I would someday afford a pair of Zidane match worn boots.

Adidas Predator Mania Sg – Rugby Edition

Got these few days ago, certainly one of the rarest boots I come across in the past years! The boots are Adidas Predator Mania SG, with the screw in stud pattern. These are Rugby edition football boots and worn by Olly Barkley. 


(Picture by: gettyimages.co.nz, David Rogers)

Barkley plays as fly-half at London Welsh. Fun fact about Barkley is that he played for his country before making his actual debut at Bath Rugby team.


There is few things that makes these boots very sought after:

  • The rubber fins on the tongue instead of stiched Adidas stripes
  • They are made in Germany
  • There is more stiching around the upper



I think Adidas should have added the extra rubber stripes on the tongue on the retail version as well. Such a cool looking boot!

Adidas Predator Mania Remake 2017

This boot was the main subject everyone talked about this week, the Predator Mania remake from the Adidas “Champagne Pack”. They were released the 3rd of May. I tired to buy a pair but again, third time a row with limited releases, didn’t manage to get to buy s pair… The boots was released at Adidas websitenaround 8.00 GMT and I queued 50 minutes until it said “Sold Out”. Then I got a new chance on Pro-Direct Soccer around 9.02 GMT and added a pair to my basket and paid, I were not over thrilled as I had been in the same situation many times 😛 6 hours later I get a mail from Pro-Direct Soccer saying “Sorry you missed out”… Nothing new here xD


As usually you find the boots on eBay, where people trying to sell the same boots that were released few hours ago, asking for a good profit ofcourse. Some of them will sell for a high price and some will probably end selling for closer to the retail price in few months. 

To cheer up a bit I took the time to photoshoot the original Adidas Predators with the real tongues! 


From the first Adidas Predator Rapier 1995 with folded tongue, ending with the Adidas Predator Powerswerve in 2008-2009.

Few of my favourites in the past years:


Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg, 1998 (Made in Germany with 8 studded soleplate)


Adidas Predator Mania Sg, 2002 (Made in Germany)


Adidas Predator Precision Sg, 2000 (Made in Germany and worn by Abelardo as central defender in Barcelona)

Adidas GLITCH

The all new style of football boots released by Adidas in late 2016, the Adidas Glitch. So we seen the laceless technology in the Adidas Ace16+ PureControls, but now we got something on a whole new level. The boots are built with an inner shoe and an outer skin. So the player can actually choose different colours for both inner shoe and outer skins, also you can choose between FG-plate or SG-plate. 




So basically we all connect these boots with the old Adidas F50 Tunit, which haf some similiar features. 

The interesting part about this boot is the way Adidas launched it. It started with a group of young footballers from London was selected by Adidas to unveil the new GLITCH. Soon after the boot was tested and revealed to the world Adidas decided to make things still a bit more interesting, by announching the Adidas GLITCH App. This ment that in order to purchase a pair you had to:

  1. Be based in the United Kingdom
  2. And recieved a secret purchase code from an early tester
  3. Then you are able to buy the boots.


Once the App was announced, Adidas brought more information about the boots:

  • Purchasing the starter kit (meaning: inner shoe and two outer skins) will unlock new codes
  • Buyers will have a two week test period, if they don’t like them they can be returned
  • Same day delivery in London

Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg “Made in Germany”!

My newest addition to the collection. Definitely one of the rarest Adidas Predator boots ever made, measured to meet the players foot size with high quality leather. The boots are made in Germany, public ones are made in Indonesia. 


Compared to the public releases these boots got a softer and thinner leather with more stiching, making them slightly lighter and stronger. Adidas also added a rubber strap to keep the tongue on place. Also the tongue is longer than normally and can be folded lower.


Most special thing about these are ofcourse the soleplate with 8 screw in studs, providing a better grip. 

Such a beautiful boot and really thankful for owning this pair in excellent condition!

Adidas Adizero 5-Star 6.0 Uncaged

Few weeks ago I was scrolling on the internet and I suddenly found these on adidas.com. What can I say, I fell in love with the animalistic design! 


The boots are called: Adidas Adizero 5-Star 6.0 Uncaged. And there was 6 different animals printed on the boots, I chose the shark theme. So the boots are actually American football cleats, but the design and feel is pretty close to the Adizero we are used to know. These boots have some extra padding in the heel area and slightly different stud-pattern.


Only issue was that they were only available for people in US, but I was lucky enough to have a friend in the US who actually orderd them for me. 

A nice addition to the other animalistic boots in my collection as the Adidas Tunit Y3 collections!

Top 10 Pickups of 2016!

So the list continues with my 4 of best pickups this year!

Number 4:
Nike Mercurial Superfly V Fg 1998. This boot was one of my projects this year and they are custome made to look like the Mercurial that Brazilian Ronaldo (R9) wore in the World Cup 1998! 


Number 3:

Adidas Predator Mania Sg “Blackout” edition! I dare to say these are the rarest Predator Manias made, even the Japan Blues will be at 2nd place!


Number 2:

Nike Mercurial Superfly V Fg “EA-Sport” edition, limited edition only 1500 made!

One of the best looking boots!


Number 1:

Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Sg-Pro!

Took a while for me to find these for a reasonable price. Limited to 100 pairs in the world, my pair is numbered 63 of 100!


Can’t wait to see what new comes in 2017!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Top 10 Pickups of 2016!

So as some of you know I’m every year making a list of my Top 10 Pickups of the year, not top releases of the year but boots that I have bought!

So here is the boots so far:

10. Adidas Ace17+ PureControl Fg Custome painted


9. Nike Hypervenom Phantom SE “Transform” limited edition 560 pairs made with heat-active upper!


8. Nike Mercurial Superfly IV “What The Mercurial”, released in early 2016 and hit the world with a crazy colourway consisting of 16 past Mercurial colours!


7. Adidas Predator Accelerator 1998 Sg “Made in Germany”, only one word: Rarest Predators!


6. Adidas F50 99 Gram, limited edition 181 of 299 pairs made. World’s lightest boots ever made, only 99g!


5. Nike Mercurial SL Fg, entirely made of carbon-fibre! Limited edition 1059 of 2008 pairs made.


Keep an eye on my blog and InstaGram @toffem for the best of the best in my Top 10 Pickups of 2016!

Adidas F50.7 Tunit Champions League “Real Madrid”


Adidas Tunit F50.7 Champions League edition feat. Real Madrid! Back in 2007 Adidas released a boot of series for “Champions League” winners, made for the few clubs to win the Champions League trophy and “Not sponsored by Nike”.


The upper was released for Real Madrid, Ajax, AC Milan, Liverpool and later on for Chelsea. All the boots had golden stars printed on the side of the boot to show the amount of Champions League wins!


The details on these boots are high class! The colour combination between the white, blue and gold details are spot on. 

Love the way the Real Madrid logo is pressed to the upper. On the right boot there is printed the Real Madrid logo and on the left boot there is printed “Real Madrid C.F”


On the sides of the both boots there is printed 9 gold stars representing the 9 Champions League trophies, this was back in 2007!


Inside the boot there is another Real Madrid logo and also the years that they won the titels.

As a Real Madrid fan it’s truly is a privilege to own these 😊

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