adidas drop throwback 'Eternal Class' pack

Dec 26, 2020, 7:15 PM GMT
Harry Winks
The new Copa Mundials, as worn by Harry Winks in midweek | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images
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There is nothin' quite like the re-release of an old favourite football boot.

It's become something of a trend in recent times, namely when Nike dropped four pairs of throwback boots over four consecutive weeks earlier this year in the 'Future DNA' pack.

As we approach the end of 2020, another of the endemic sportswear brands has decided to bring back some old favourites.

One day too late for Christmas, adidas have released the 'Eternal Class', featuring the iconic Predator Absolute and a new-look Copa Mundial 20.

Both silos arrive in a very clean white colourway, with the famous three stripes in black on the Preds and that lovely tongue also doused in darkness on the Copas, while both have golden accents for a touch of class.

Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard
Lampard and Gerrard wearing he Predator Absolute in 2006 | Ben Radford/Getty Images

First released in 2006, the revamped Predator Absolute is a hark back to the glory days of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Kaka, while it most closely represents David Beckham's signature 'Absolute Swerve' from that year.

The Copa Mundial will remind many of the original Adipure boots worn by the likes of Lampard and Kaka from 2007 onwards with its smart, traditional look. There are small adaptations on the original Copas, with the tongue scaled back and the Copa 20+ soleplate stuck on the bottom to bring the silo into the modern era.

The Eternal Class is rounded off with indoor and outdoor offerings of the Copa Mundial, once again in that pristine white colourway. Suede overlays are added to the K-leather to give them a bit of durability.

Such is their smartness, you could probably get away with chucking them on with a pair of jeans, too. So, if you didn't know what to spend that Christmas money on from your gran, uncle or the like, now you have three very solid options.

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