Another season, another dazzling revamp. This time, adidas graces the pitch with a sensational new colorway for the legendary Copa Icon, or as many aficionados know it, the next generation Copa Mundial. The latest version, painted in a sophisticated “Legend Ink/Gold Metallic“, is more than just a color update – it’s a testament to adidas’ commitment to blending heritage with modernity.
When we last discussed the Copa Icon in November, it was the striking white/gold variant that had caught our eye. Now, the deep shades of Legend Ink combined with the shimmering allure of Gold Metallic bring a touch of opulence, a colorway that resonates with both style and authority on the field.
As we’ve noted in the past, the original Copa Mundial’s soleplate, while legendary, needed a touch of modern innovation. The new Copa Icon doesn’t disappoint in this aspect. Gone is the somewhat dated, albeit iconic, design, replaced with a soleplate that is reminiscent of the dynamic one found on the Nemeziz series. Sleeker, more in tune with today’s rapid game, yet without compromising on the stability that the Copa Mundial was renowned for.
One can’t discuss the Copa without mentioning the upper. Crafted meticulously with a soft, adaptive cow leather, the stitch pattern on the forefoot ensures that the boot’s relationship with the ball remains as intimate as ever. While the fabled fold-over tongue might be missing (a change that still tugs at the heartstrings of many purists), the boot compensates with a luxurious synthetic suede lining, ensuring comfort from heel to toe.
If the past release was anything to go by, this latest edition promises to be a game-changer. It balances respect for its lineage with a keen eye on the future, resulting in a boot that’s ready for the contemporary player without forgetting its illustrious past.
For those who’ve sworn by the original Copa Mundial, this might be a bittersweet evolution. But rest assured, the spirit of the classic remains. The new adidas Copa Icon in Legend Ink/Gold Metallic is not just a boot; it’s a legacy re-imagined.
Pairs are available now at SOCCER.com.