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REVEALED RANKED 10 adidas Copa MundialSometimes, you just can’t beat a classic and this has to be rightly considered as one of the best boots ever, simply due to its longevity and appeal among all levels.Released way back in 1979, the Copa was developed for the 1982 World Cup and was the lightest boot on the market at the time.While there is nothing aesthetically outstanding about this boot (especially in the modern era), the durable leather upper and iconic black and white colours have made this legendary. 10 MONEY 10 REVEALED 10 Beckham in the famous Predator Manias ADVICE Modern football boots are much more colourful and varied LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Nike released these for the 2002 World Cup 10 adidas F50 +A year after the first ever F50 design was released prior to Euro 2004, adidas continued to push the boundaries in their quest to take over the football boot world.Ahead of their time with a leather upper to cover the laces and allow for a larger strike zone, the boot was aimed at tricky wingers and quick attackers, while the midfield generals remained in the Predator.The likes of Arjen Robben, Damien Duff and Djibril Cisse were among the most famous wearers and several different colourways were launched. A personal favourite being the black and white combination. Over the years, the boot has changed its style, but this is probably the best model made. 10 King Henry VIII wore the first noted pair of football boots in history back in 1526.Since then, the evolution of both the game and its accessory, have improved considerably. The aimless hoofing of a weighted pig skin in thick, ankle high, cumbersome footwear is thankfully in the past. Puma KingLong before adidas and Nike were dominating the boot world, Puma were the leading brand.Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff and Lothar Matthaus were among the star names to take to the pitch in a pair of Kings.In one of the most famous and shameless examples of marketing, Pele halted the quarter–final match at the 1970 World Cup to tie his boots, allowing the camera to get a close up of his famous feet. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Mizuno Wave CupIf, like me, you were lucky enough to watch Brazil at World Cup 2002, you will recall Rivaldo wreaking havoc in attack alongside Ronaldo and Ronaldinho en route to a fifth competition win.The Barcelona legend famously equalised against England and did so wearing these classics.A clean white upper with the famous yellow and blue incorporated into the logo, the boot was elegant and slick, perfect for a technically gifted play-maker like Rivaldo. Paul Scholes talks about the Nike boot at their HQ in 2002 2002 adidas Predator ManiaFor many, the best boot of all time. Chances are you are now somewhere in your mid 20s and early 30s, meaning your first World Cup would likely have been the one in Japan and Korea in 2002 and this is where the two became synonymous.The Mania coincided perfectly with the tournament and was showcased by some of the greatest players in the world and it seemed like every other star was wearing a pair that summer. Adidas released the boot in 1979 Damien Duff wearing a pair of F50’s Rivaldo shone at the World Cup in 2002 The customised golden boots Nike made for Ronaldinho Nike Air Zoom Total 90 IIIf you have been following closely, it will quickly become apparent that 2002 was a good year for football boots.One of my first pairs of boots, the second edition of Total 90’s were designed for power and accuracy and the laces were reconfigured to the side, allowing for a cleaner connection.The boots were worn by some of Nike’s leading names including Paul Scholes, Francesco Totti, Roberto Carlos and Luis Figo. In the last two decades, boots have also taken on a more colourful look.While black was once the only option, the garish colour schemes now range from red to yellow, as modern players are more fashion conscious, keen to match with their kit, while also expressing themselves on the pitch.There are a huge number of boots out on the market over the years, but here are a list of the greatest to ever be worn. Nike Air Zoom Total 90 IIIThe hugely popular boot was the third edition of the silo and was introduced for Euro 2004. At that tournament, Wayne Rooney announced himself on the world stage with a series of breath-taking performances, scoring four times. Sadly, the boot was unable to prevent him breaking his foot as England were beaten by Portugal on penalties in the quarter-finals. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Maradona at the 1986 World Cup Nike Mercurial Vapor 2002While the Mercurial adventure had begun four years prior and the famous image of a dejected Ronaldo wearing the boots around his neck after the final gave Nike further publicity, it is the second generation that is considered their best.Inspired by sprinters’ shoes, the boots allowed for acceleration and smoother control. Once again the boot was made for that iconic tournament, 17 years ago and will be remembered for R9 finishing as top scorer, including two against Germany as Brazil lifted the World Cup. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Nike Tiempo Legend 2005When Ronaldinho smashed the ball repeatedly against the crossbar, he did so wearing a pair of R10 Tiempo Legend boots.It became the first YouTube video to smash 1 million views and at the time, the Barcelona superstar was perhaps the only player that made you doubt whether this audacious trick was genuine or simply an illusion.Either way, the boot and Ronaldinho were both golden. 10 huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Rooney starred at Euro 2004 10 Zinedine Zidane scored THAT winner in the Champions League final wearing these and who didn’t want to be David Beckham.The free-kicks, the crosses, the famous red tongue pulled down as far as possible, Adidas went all out to make the then England captain the most marketable footballer of all time and he became just that, while donning a pair of iconic Predators.Its simplistic red, black and white only add to its enduring legacy and the Mania is still fondly remembered by boot aficionados.