Thank you for reading and stay tuned I will soon write about the “Milestones in football boot history”.
About one month ago I bought myself these used Adidas Predator Precision Sg in the sought after “Champions League” edition. I paid £50+shipping and I knew back then that these boots got some potential, although they looked quite beaten up. But it’s always fun with some small projects right?
- The aluminium studs were totally broken
- The white colour was faded
- The silver colour from the stripes were faded
- The soleplate was coming off in some parts
All these issues were fixed step by step. Every project starts with a good clean up!
Then the studs were replaced with new ones and the parts off the soleplate that were coming off I simply heated up the plastic and slowly pressed it back on place by using two-component glue. After this it was time for the paintjob. Luckly I found few years back a great local airbrush artist (maalinetti.com) in my home city who also does these kind of jobs.
The final result was perfect! This is how they turned up!
So as you might seen on my InstaGram post I’m gonna have another project! 😎
The boots that are gonna be my project is the legendery Adidas Predator Precision Sg “Champions League” edition! I bought them for £50 and although they look really beat-up I think there is some potential left in them!
So my plan is to fully restore them and then play my final season game in them!
Obviously I need to begin with fully cleaning them. After that I need to reglue the soleplate in thosw places where it’s sligthly coming off, like in the toe area. Then they need a good new paintjob! 👌🏻
I will also add new laces to them! Then the final step is to replace the studs with new ones. As the studs are really worn down, all the way to the screw mechanism, this means that basically the only way to get them off is to saw them in half and brake them.
I’m looking forward to restoring them and hopefully to play the last game in them!
Honestly I have never seen a pair before, Adidas Predator Touch HG made in Japan 🇯🇵 They also brand new condition which is amazing as they were made in 1996-1997.
I bought them from another collector friend and they really are money well spent, as I dont think I will come across another pair in near future haha!
So I found the last colour of the Adidas Predator Accelerator! I have been looking for the red ones some years now, actually I have owned couple of them in the past but both times the boots were in worser condition than descripted in the listing. But this time I bought them from a friend of mine so I could count on him!
These four colourways were released:
- Electricity yellow (limited to a release of 999 pairs worldwide)