Assou-Ekotto Debuts Original Adidas Predator Mania 2002 World Cup Boots

This is what class is. Ex-Spurs left-back Benoît Assou-Ekotto laced up in the Adidas Predator Mania 2002 World Cup Boots in the Ligue 1 match against SC Bastia on 30 August.

Assou-Ekotto is famous for wearing old football boots and also laced up in the Puma V1.08 Football Boots this pre-season. Assou-Ekotto was formerly with Under Armour but is now without a contract. So he wears what he wants.

Assou-Ekotto Brings Back Adidas Predator Mania 2002 World Cup Soccer Cleats

Close-up picture of the Assou-Ekotto 2015-2016 Predator Mania Cleats (via @footpack).

Released 13 years ago, the iconic Adidas Predator Mania Boot was introduced for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Worn by players such as Zinédine Zidane, David Beckham, Raúl and Del Piero, the Adidas Predator Mania Boots is one of the most popular Adidas Predator Boots ever produced.

The Adidas Predator Mania 2002 World Cup Boot features a trademark tongue design with an elasticated strap going under the foot, combined with a super soft Kangaroo leather upper with rubber elements for increased swerve. The Adidas Predator Mania 2002 Boot comes with an asymmetrical lacing system for a cleaner striking surface.

Another remarkable element of the Adidas Predator Mania Football Boots is the striking red external heel counter, which is made for more stability.

In 2014, Adidas released the extremely popular Adidas Predator Mania Remake Boots, while the German brand discontinued the Adidas Predator Cleats in May 2015. But Assou-Ekotto laced up in a non-modified version of the original Adidas Predator Mania Cleats.

Adidas, please bring back the original Predator. What do you think of Assou-Ekotto's unique boot choice? Let us know in the comments section below.