Closer Look: Adidas Predator Mania 2002 Football Boots

With Adidas having released the next generation of the Predator this week, we take a look back at one of the most iconic Adidas Predator soccer cleats in history, the Adidas Predator Mania 2002 World Cup football boots. Thanks to Pro Direct and boot collector Toffem for the pictures.


Released in 2002, the year of the World Cup in Japan and South Korea, the Adidas Predator Mania 2002 were worn by Zidane, Beckham and Ballack, to name just a few.



Throwback | Adidas Predator Mania TRX 2002 Soccer Cleats




Designed with Far Eastern stylistic elements in mind, the Adidas Predator Mania introduced a new look for the Predator that is still one of the most iconic soccer cleats in history.



The Adidas Predator Mania 2002 football boot featured a fold-over tongue with a new strap to help keep the cover in place along with reinforced heel protection and updated swerve elements. Just as previous Predators, they had a k-leather upper.



Just as the previous generation of the Adidas Predator, the Predator Precision 2000, the Adidas Predator Mania 2002 football boot had a TRX sole plate that gave players the option to swap studs for adaptability to changing pitch conditions.



The Adidas Predator Mania 2002 was launched in the iconic Black / White /Red colorway. Adidas brought out a few other editions, including the famous Champagne colorway worn by Beckham.



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