4. adidas World Champion (1982) (1)

Size UK6 Made in West Germany

英雄たちが愛した歴史的スパイクVOL.4 ~3マテリアルソールのアディダス・ワールドカップシリーズ編~

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I bought quite a few football boots from Malaysia, but this is the first Adidas vintage model I’ve acquired.

When I first started collecting old football boots, I didn’t want anything of Adidas but Puma.

This is because old Adidas were by far the most expensive in the market.

And in the case of the replacements, I thought the soles were the same as the current “World Cup” and not much of a replacement.

When I contacted someone in Malaysia about looking for old Puma football boots, they recommended a lot of Adidas as well (as you can see in the image, there are still a lot of them).

One of them was this one, and I think it cost about twice as much as the Puma model.

The World Champion of this era has a unique toe part to this model, so I only bought one as a resource for writing a book.

When I got them, I was not so much nostalgic as I was deeply moved by them because I had only seen them in ads in magazines.

The insoles are white, but if I had worn them on the Japanese ground in those days, I would have been miserable in one shot.

However, they are excellent to be removable from this era, so there may have been a replacement insole.

This model soon became the “World Cup 82” and should have only been available for about a year in real terms, so it’s quite valuable, isn’t it? I thought it was a good idea, but I see it surprisingly often at overseas auctions.

There may be a lot of people who bought something but couldn’t use it because it was a waste.

In such cases, it seems that children who are used to the internet are selling their father’s unnecessary  items.

I would like to avoid that for myself, and I’ll take care of it at my own risk when I get rid of it.