20 years ago, Zinedine Zidane scored a legendary goal against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League final. A clinical volley ending directly in the goalkeeper’s top corner, a goal that has gone down in the annals of world football just like the pair of Predator Mania that number 5 wore at the time.
Always very comfortable with the exercise of re-editing iconic models, Adidas brings the Predator Mania back to life in 2002. A pair that remains in the memories of many football lovers and is probably one of the most iconic of the great history of Adidas football boots.
PREDATOR MANIA: AN ICONIC PAIR
What about this pair? The Predator Mania is and will always remain an icon for all crampon enthusiasts. It has crossed the ages and will cross them again. If we had to give a characteristic of this shoe, it is this famous tongue which folds down thanks to its elastic.
Adidas Predator Mania
The Adidas stripes on the top of the pair and this quality kangaroo leather had seduced the greatest players of yesteryear. Del Piero and Beckham wore the Predator Mania for example but how not to think of Zinedine Zidane when seeing this pair? Victim of its success, it is a pair that has been reissued many times and in many colors. The brand has understood this well, even if it is an old model, it still appeals to collectors or players wanting to play it vintage.
Zinedine Zidane, Predator Mania ambassador
A PREDATOR MANIA WITH A PREDATOR FREAK SOLE
As with the 2002 pair, Adidas has decided to go back to the original upper which remains exactly the same as 2002. We therefore end up with a kangaroo leather upper for ball touch and excellent comfort. Only the outsole has been changed to adapt to the needs of modern football. However, we thought we would see a Predator Edge sole, but curiously, it was a ControlFrame sole from the Predator Freak which is the older generation of the silo that was chosen.
Zinedine Zidane with Predator Mania
Adidas wants to be nostalgic by reissuing an iconic pair from the 2000s while adapting to the needs of today’s football. If you want to get this remake of the Predator Mania, it is available on the brand’s website as well as at selected retailers, but you will have to pay no less than 350€. In addition, only an SG sole (for soft ground) will be available for sale.
In addition, it will be necessary to be extremely fast to obtain it since only 2002 copies of this legend of football boots have been produced.