Recently, the football website Dream Team FC has launched a list of the best quality and most popular shoes in football history.
Among the 7 shoes voted by Dream Team FC, Nike contributed the most with 3 product lines, followed by Adidas (2), Puma and Lotto Stadio (1).
1. Adidas Predator Mania
Adidas has officially launched the Predator Mania product line at the same time the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. With design style “Far East”, Predator creates attraction thanks to the angular lines but no less subtle.
Besides the traditional red – black color, Predator Mania also has many versions with different colors such as Champagne (white wine), Champagne Gold (yellow and white).
What makes this shoe different from all other Adidas products is that the red tongue is designed quite large. This keeps shoelaces always neatly aligned, helping the player to touch the ball with the optimum contact surface. In addition, the cushioned mouth on the heel helps the players can protect the ankle and heel at most regardless of the direction the opponent is “swept” from.
This is the favorite shoe of David Beckham, Alessandro Del Piero and Raul. According to the statistics of the World Cup 2002 organizer, at least 10 players use Adidas Predator Mania shoes in every match. However, Adidas officially stopped producing this product line in early June. The rare player to use the Adidas Predator Mania pair is Metz’s Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
2. Nike Mercurial R9
This is the shoes made by Nike for “Aliens” Ronaldo and was used by the striker during the competition at the 1998 World Cup. It can be said that this product line has created a revolution. for world football by bringing a brand of speed for the strikers and winger at the time.
“These shoes are super light (200 grams). Therefore, you absolutely can reach the speed that previously appeared only in the imagination. Ro “fat” is about shoes “parcel” for their own.
In May 2013, Nike decided to “revitalize” this product line with the Nike Mercurial IX Special Edition. In particular, only 1998 shoes were made, representing the year of the debut of the first Nike Mercurial shoe.