Milestones – Adidas Predator Mania 2002

After the Accelerator in 1998 Adidas released Predator Precision in 2000, but they never got the same level as previous model did. So in 2002 Adidas released Predator Mania, which made its debut alongside FIFA World Cup Japan & South Korea. Also everyone remembers Zinedine
Zidane scoring that volley goal in Champions League against Leverkusen. Other big names using Mania was Beckham, Raul, Del Piero etc.  


The boot itself was made in kangaroo leather upper and of course Predator rubber fins to give the ball an extra curve. Adidas made the Mania with far eastern style in mind, which opened new markets in for example Asia. Adidas also added a rubber strap to keep the big red tongue in
place and used a two piece soleplate that reduced the weight. This is a boot that will stay in Adidas history and won’t be forgotten.


Also there was released a big bunch of different colour options!


Thank you for reading!

Milestones – Adidas Predator 1994

The original Adidas Predator released in 1994 was revolutionary in the way it managed to add power and swerve to the kick thanks to the rubber fins!


It was Craig Johnston back in 1988, footballer from Australia, who was the key man developing the first Predator. It was his idea to add the rubber fins, he compared it to table-tennis.

These boots became Adidas biggest revolution in the history of football boots!

Thank you for reading and next Milestone will be published soon.

SALE!

Following boots are for sale:

  • Adidas Predator Precision Sg custom painted 9uk 9.5us 43 1/3eu, 9/10.  Price: 120£+shipping
  • Adidas F50+ Sg 10uk 10.5us 44 2/3eu, 9/10                                                     Price: 130£+shipping
  • Nike Tiempo Air Legend Fg 7uk 8us 41eu, 9/10                                           Price: 60£+shipping

PayPal accepted!

Message me: toffem@outlook.com

Me Feat. Real Madrid CF

Haha so I made a small edit and decided to share it to you!


I really think that if I one day would have been playing for Real Madrid CF “Galacticos” this would probably been my FIFA 17 Ultimate Team card 😂

Can everyone agree??

Sale!

Here is a list of boots I currently sell!

Selling!
-Nike Mercurial Vapor III Fg 8.5uk 9.5us 43eu, 9.5/10 Price: 150£+shipping

-Nike Mercurial Superfly II Fg Safari 8.5uk 9.5us 43eu, 9/10 Price: 90£+shipping

-Adidas Predator Precision I Fg 6.5uk 7us 40eu, 9/10 Price: 90£+shipping

-Nike T90 III Fg 9.5uk 10.5us 44.5eu, 9.8/10 Price: 70£+shipping

-Adidas F50.6 Tunit Sg 9.5uk 10us 44eu, 9.9/10 Price: 90£+shipping

-Adidas Predator Pulse Sg 8.5uk 9us 8.5eu, 9.5/10 Price: 90£+shipping

-Adidas Predator Absolute Sg 10uk 10.5us 44.5eu, 9.5/10 Price: 90£+shipping

-Nike T90 Laser Fg 8uk 9us 42.5eu, 9.5/10 Price: 90£+shipping

-Nike T90 Laser IV Fg 8uk 9us 42.5eu, 9.9/10 Price: 90£+shipping

-Nike Tiempo Air Legend II Fg blackout8uk 9us 42.5eu, 8/10 Price: 60£+shipping

-Adidas F50+ Sg 9uk 9.5us 43.5eu, 8/10 Price: 70£+shipping

-Nike Mercurial Vapor X Sg-Pro 9uk 10us 44eu, 9.5/10 Price: 70£+shipping

-Nike Mercurial Vapor IV Fg orange 7uk 8us 41eu, 9/10 Price: 70£+shipping

-Nike Tiempo Zoom Air Fg 8.5uk 9.5us 43eu, 9/10 Price: 50£+shipping

-Nike T90 Supremacy Fg 6uk 7us 40eu, 9/10 Price: 40£+shipping


If you are interested in any please mail me at: toffem@outlook.com

Featured by Unisportstore

Happy to be featured by @unisportstore They gonna have a feature involving football boots sent in by collectors from around the world! Every collector has a chance to tell a story with connection to the boots that are going to be featured at the @worldsbestfootballstore in Køpenhagen! 👊🏻

Here is the boots I decided to send in and the story that is followed by them!

My story!

Let’s start with the fact that I have always loved to play football, everything I done I somehow relate it to football. I joined a registered club in quite late age, as 12 years old, when kids usually start in a club as 6-7 yers old.I improved fast in my career, all thanks to many hours of own practice. Already as 14 years old I were invited to play with the adults first team in BK-46. 

Today I have been playing 9 years as semi-proffesional in Finnish 2nd division. My possition on the field is left wingback or left midfielder.


My football boots history.

My very first football boots were a pair of Nike Tiempo that my parents bought to me from a local grocery store. As my feet grew I had to get another pair. This time I got the boots free from a friend of mine, a pair of used Puma Kings and they happened to be 2 sizes too big.

Soon in a age of 15 I started to notice that I were interested in the design of football boots, even in some history and developement of boots. 


At this time I wore a pair of Adidas Predator Manias followed by Adidas F50+ “Spiderweb” and Nike Mercurial Vapor II. Then in 2006 I continued with the Nike Mercurial Vapor III and since then I have been wearing Nike Mercurial! And why I do that: I got narrow feet and one of my strengths has been speed, so I like the close to ball feel with the Mercurials.


Two boots that started it all!

When I was 13 years old I made a wishlist for christmas. On that list there was a pair of Adidas Predator Precision. The most beautiful boot I had ever seen! I cut the ad from a newspaper and glued on my wishlist, hoping to get a pair for christmas. Sadly it never happened. This because the Precisions were an old model and sold out in Decenber 2002. So the christmas was ruined haha.


The second boot that is a big part of my life is Nike Mercurial Vapor I. Released in 2002, the same year that I started football. First years I wore Nike Tiempo, Puma King and Adidas Predator, but they didn’t feel alright. So in 2003 I had the opportunity to try a pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor I and they were spot on! The look, the touch and the lightness was perfect. 

Favourite Player and Team.

All began during the 2002 World Cup in Japan & South Korea. I were watching France playing on the TV and I asked my parents which player should I follow? Mom replied: “Watch Zidane play!” From that day Zidane was my favourite player and idol! 

My favourite team became Real Madrid, simply as Zidane played there. 

Once Zidane got retired from football I kept supporting Real Madrid. A new idol for me became Benzema, a bit similiar history as Zidane.

My Collection

So here is 95% of my collection, notice no pairs in the picture 😃

Some people ask how do I afford all these boots, I say: “I have been doing this for almost 10 years” 😉
  

Adidas Predator Accelerator Trainer

So here is a result of a small project. I always wanted to have a pair of Predator Accelerator football boots that would be in trainer concept. So what I did was: I bought myself a pair of old and broken Predator Accelerator football boots, I cleaned them properly and I brought them to a local shoemaker. I presented my idea of the boots for the shoemaker and he gladly accepted the request, but he couldn’t promise 100% it would work, he said he will keep me updated while it progress. 

  
After about 10 weeks he had them finished. I went to his shop and he told me about the hard work it took to converte the boots to trainers. He also found a original “retro” adidas soleplate to use in them! Will certainly do it over again sometime in the future.

  

   
 

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