Adidas Copa Mundial Review
The Adidas Copa Mundial may be the most legendary boot in football history. Standing the test of the time, the Copas have been around for more than 40 years since their release in 1979. They have been worn by the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer, and many more. Although this review is from 2022, the Copa Mundials have remained unchanged for decades.
I have personally played in the Copas, and it’s clear to me why they have been so successful. In this review, I will go through the pros and cons of the Adidas Copa Mundial. This should help determine if these boots are a good fit for you.
Vintage Football Boot Design
There are few things more iconic to football than the three stripes embroidered on the Copa Mundial. The design of these boots is simple while maintaining great execution. The build quality is a stand out, even among modern boots.
The sole plate features short conical studs that fare well on natural grass, but also perform decent on artificial grass pitches. The upper is full kangaroo leather all the way up through the tongue. As someone who has played in many different leather boots, the leather used in the Copa Mundial is top tier.
The lacing system is classic and provides great lockdown. However, it should be noted that the laces are longer than most other boots. I had to wrap the laces around the mid-foot due to the extra length. This was crucial, as it prevented me from tripping over the excess laces.
Superior Comfort With the Copa Mundial
As mentioned previously, the kangaroo leather upper on the Copa Mundials is comfortable straight out of the box. This comfort only increases as you continue to wear them over time.
The leather stitching on the Copas runs across the toe-box to allow the boot to stretch and form to your foot. The boots will also stretch a lot in size as you wear them. I got a half size down and still have a decent amount of room towards the front of the boot.
In order to get the best fit, I would suggest you order at least a half size down from what you normally wear. You want the boots to fit as tight as possible when you first put them on, because they are guaranteed to stretch.
Plenty of Stretch for All Foot Types
The Copa Mundial is extremely forgiving as far as fit is concerned. I often struggle finding boots that are wide enough, but the Copas fit me like a dream. That’s why I included the Copa Mundials on my list of the best football boots for wide feet.
If you have more narrow feet, the solid lockdown the boot should help your feet fit comfortably. The leather can stretch in all directions and guarantees that you have room where you need it.
Durability to Outlast the Season
When looking at the sole plate of the Copa Mundials, you’ll see three smaller studs securing the toe of the boot. This small detail really helps with the durability of the boots. Too often, I have to discard boots because the soft upper separates from the sole plate. These three studs help keep the boot intact for multiple seasons.
Final Thoughts on the Copa Mundial
The Copa Mundials don’t have the fancy tech and colorways that many modern boots have. What they do have is a great fit and excellent build quality. Whether you’re into new school or old school boots, I definitely think the Copa Mundials are worth a try.
Where to Buy
You can find the Copa Mundials on sale for about $130. Look out for sales throughout the year as you may be able to find them for a discount.