We’ve officially entered the 2022 FIFA World Cup month. The Qatar World Cup is set to kick off in less than three weeks now with players pumped up to take part in the biggest footballing tournament of their careers.
But it’s not just the players themselves who are preparing themselves to make a splash in Qatar.
A tournament at the grand scale of the World Cup cannot just be completed by those on the pitch. The coaches, fans and organizers also play a huge part in making it an overall success story.
Moreover, the sponsors are also responsible for adding that glittering element to the World Cup.
As the major sponsors and kit manufacturers work hard to increase their sales in this pivotal month, Adidas has come up with a very special ‘gift’ for their fans.
The well-known German kit manufacturers are responsible for producing the kits of some of the biggest nations in the World Cup. Indeed, some of the tournament’s favourites like Argentina, Germany and Spain will all be wearing Adidas on their shirts.
Adidas launched their World Cup kits in August to boost up chances of it being sold all over the world by fans of the respective teams.
But just a few weeks before the start of the competition, they have brought back a very special and rare item on a limited deal only.
They have re-released their golden version of the Predator Absolutes that was originally showcased around the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In that tournament, France midfielder Zinedine Zidane represented them by wearing gorgeous golden boots in what was his final competition before retiring from the beautiful game.
The ex-Real Madrid star famously wore the golden boots in France’s 1-0 win over Brazil in the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals.
That game is memorable for being one of Zidane’s best-ever performances, as he completely ran the show and made the likes of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Nazario and Roberto Carlos look average.
Zidane also produced the brilliant assist for Thierry Henry’s winner in that game and helped Les Bleues carve a place in the semi-finals. Now, some fans will be able to be proud owners of the amazing, nostalgic boots as Adidas has put them on sale for a limited deal.
As it is a limited edition and very rare piece of possession, the golden Adidas Predator Absolutes will cost those who want to own it. The boots have been re-released at a retail price of €300.
This is five times the value of the Adidas X Speedflow boots – which are represented by none other than Lionel Messi – and are priced at around €60. Zidane remains an Adidas ambassador and has represented them for over 15 years now.
While he will not be involved at the Qatar World Cup in any capacity, as he’s still technically unemployed after refusing to take up any other job since leaving Real Madrid in 2020, Zidane will probably be able to rack up some money in bonuses from the sale of his gorgeous Golden Adidas boots.