As far as more modern boots go, David Beckham‘s “Champagne” edition of the Predator Mania remains, to this day, one of the most beloved pieces of football-related footwear to ever hit the pitch. Just this morning, adidas revealed that it’s bringing back the kicks as a part of a celebratory “Champagne” pack in honor of the retired star’s 41st birthday and now we have our first proper look at the highlight of the collection: the PureControl UltraBOOST. A modern day nod to the 2002 boots, the kicks once again couple a Primeknit rendition of the ACE 16+ upper with the tooling of the beloved UltraBOOST — Continental rubber outsole and all. Here, the design comes swathed in the champagne-inspired off-white hue while the black stripes recall the stitched-in Predator tech of the original boots. Finally, the Predator’s distinctive red tongue appears here in the form of pull tabs and a vertical heel stripe.
Like the rest of the collection, the PureControl UltraBOOST “Champagne” is due to hit Three Stripes spots — including END. — this Wednesday, May 3.