How do you wear your Copa Mundials?

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by RealFutbol21BG, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. RealFutbol21BG

    RealFutbol21BG New Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    North Carolina
    I just got a pair of Copa Mundials at the Eurosport warehouse today. I only live about an hour from their warehouse so I drive up there when I want new cleats. I'd post pictures but I'm sure everybody has seen a pair of Copa Mundials.

    Anyways, my question is how do you wear them? Like how do you tie the laces? Do you tie them around the bottom of the cleat, do you tie them around your ankle, do you tie them over the folded-down tounge to hold it down, etc. Any pictures would help too.

  2. JUKE BOX8

    JUKE BOX8 New Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    SAN josie
    i dont have em but this kid i played against had them like beckham pulse but taped down
  3. Old US Keeper

    Old US Keeper New Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    Chandler, AZ
    That's a personal pref, but I like to wrap them around the sole & then tie them. Could never get used to wrapping them around my ankles, though. I wish more of the newer boots came with extra long laces!
  4. tkgunn

    tkgunn Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    I used to wrap them over the folded down tongue and then tie them underneath the sole. Gives you a nice clean striking area but it is a pain to untie, especially in wet weather.
  5. jvillefreelance

    jvillefreelance New Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Wilmington, NC
    I have two pairs but rarely wear them. This is what I would do if i actually wore them, I would find a local shoe guy who fixes soles and stuff on "old" shoes, and have him get an elastic band and put it on the tongue like on preds. I've been thinking about taking my white pulses in and having the elastic reversed so that the blue side is facing out, I have just never done it...
  6. Paul.eta

    Paul.eta Member

    Jan 21, 2003
    burn the laces to your desired length. adidas' shoelaces are the worst on their boots.
  7. hectic

    hectic New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    The Ghetto
    I love copas, best boots i ever used.

    I used to wear them normally, my laces arent long enough to loop. If I wore them normally again I would try and get elastic put on the tongue as previously stated. I always wanted to do it but never happened.

    Now I have taken the tongue and put it down 2 layers of laces and have it sticking out. I like having my boots open with a big tongue beckham styles. It feels better like I can hit the ball crisper and feel more free'r on the ball. same with like if i train with my socks down it feels heavy n strange and I feel like I cant control the ball rather than having my socks up high.

    but I think im slowely getting blisters wearing my copas that way :(

    I'll get a pic up of how I wear them, cause I dunno if I explained it right :eek:

    plus I have nothing else to do :p
  8. Becks23

    Becks23 New Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    is this for a fashion show?
  9. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wrap them around the boot (b/c they are sooooo long) and tie them on the tounge
  10. SwandelPark

    SwandelPark New Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I had the SG version of the copa,the "world cup"
    I take out the first row of laces,and then pull the tounge down and then tie up the laces about the tounge to help hold it down,then I rap black tape around to hold the lace in place.

    But wrapping the lace around your ankle is also very good,not used in football circles as much as back in the day though.

    I thought about getting little straps made (ala predator) so I could pull the tounge down over the studs,but since the tape works fine I dont need to.
  11. dasoccerplayafosho

    Jun 30, 2003
    Utah USA
    don't tie it around ankle - it makes it easy to tear your achilles tendon. I have a buddy that learned that the hard way.
    I just tie it up like a normal shoe, then sewed some velcro to the tounge and held it down kinda liek predators, but a lot softer and nicer leather
  12. matthewfoo

    matthewfoo Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    snipped my laces off desired length, and burnt the tip. initially i tied then under the soles, but they slip sometimes in wet weather. if u tie them too tight, it could hurt ur foot too.
  13. vanity_soccer13

    Apr 14, 2004
    I 2nd that. My copa laces were normally a good length, although it's been a little while since I've had them, and adidas uses the longest laces possible now- so tying them under & between the back studs works well.
  14. hectic

    hectic New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    The Ghetto
    well with a name like yours it must be :D


    I was asked how I wear mine and im showing how.
  15. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:

    Hahaha, thats how i wear mine too but i need a new pair because mine are totally battered now with holes in the toes!!

  16. Old US Keeper

    Old US Keeper New Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    Chandler, AZ
    Maybe I'm just an old fart, but isn't it better to wear the shoe in the manner for which it was designed? What advantage is there to having the tongue so far down, & the laces right against your sock? I would think a) you would be more prone to ankle and/or top of foot injuries, & b) that tongue flapping around can't help your ball control.

    I seriously would like to know if this is just a fashion statement you young kids are making, or if you have any proof that this leads to better performance, which at the moment I am very skeptical of, since if that was the case I would think the boot manufacturers would be producing designs like this in the first place.

    Just my 2¢.
  17. DarrenOHooligan

    Apr 19, 2004
    Fanita Rancho Elite
    WOW, I couldn't have said It better. I always wondered about copas and the tongue like that. I see it all the time here, and I agree that shoes should be worn the way they were desgined to be worn. Someone tried telling me the same thing about getting a better hit on the ball. I was wearing my legends that night, and told him, let see how much better it works. Needless to say, technique will always win. I don't care if there are laces showing, it doesn't affect me anymore than laces coevered. (I actually don't care for my f50+ that have the laces completely covered.) I play just the same in my cellerators, legends, f50+, x200s. It's all about how good of a player you are IMO. Now if someone wants to wear their shoes like that, (and i've seen specialis, copas, legends, all worn like that) by all means, please do. I just can't imagine that it creates any more of an advantage than someone who wears them without the laces flopping all over.
  18. WadeHunter15

    WadeHunter15 New Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    You buy an old legendary boot, im afraid you have to wear it in its old legendary style

  19. copa9

    copa9 Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    Doesn't help much when you have Beckham, and other professional players, wearing their boots with the tonuges like that. Of course everyone wants to copy!

    I totally admit I'm into the look and wear all my 'classic' adidas boots that way. But, I can honestly say, the way my foot is shaped I get a better fit on the copas with the tongue like that. I can keep the size down half a size by folding the tongue over, as it loosens the boot around the middle of my foot, otherwise they can be too tight. If I go up half a size, then they are too long.
  20. hectic

    hectic New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    The Ghetto
    everyones feet are diff, sometimes maybe the general fit from the manufacturer might not work for some people?

    lacing doesnt bother me. it never gets caught or in the way.

    the only diff between getting hit is a tiny layer of material.

    like i previously stated I like the feel of my foot being open.

    im not ganan lie, I like my boots to look good on me, I dont wanan look fukin stupid playing football, but I dont let it get infront of discomfort.

    I dont know why you guys worry about this soo much. just wear yer boots how you want and let others wear their own way :) wouldnt that make things so much easier, but i spose were on a forum and everyone has a right to ask :D

    I dont understand why people tie their laces around their ankles, but its just their own preference. anyway ill stop now :rolleyes:
  21. nfc- Z 3 )2 ()

    nfc- Z 3 )2 () New Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Like everyone is saying it all comes down to personal prefrence.
    I dont get any advantage tech wise from wearing my tounges low but it is more of a mental thing for me. When everything is lower like that I guess I just feel more in touch with the ball. and I wear them VERY low. On my supernovas I only have 3 laces that keep the boot on. So like all of my sock is showing. Shoot, I wear my vapor tounges lower than I do my pulses lol :p .

    So there is my 2cents.
    Maybe its mental or maybe it is just people trying to look good while they play. But whatever it is do it until your hearts content.
  22. copa9

    copa9 Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    i'd like to see that...any pics of your copas or supernovas?
  23. hectic

    hectic New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    The Ghetto
    me 2. especially on the vapors. that sounds pretty intense.
  24. Ricardinho_Uk

    Ricardinho_Uk Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    when i first buy a pair of copas (and that is a few times a season) i wear the tongue sticking up not folded over...after a few games the tongue starts to loose it stiffness i tuck it in like below. laces are cut also

    its all personal prefrence my club has about 8 copa wearers and they all wear them differently


  25. Blake19283

    Blake19283 New Member

    Sep 5, 2005
    Orlando, Fl
    When I first wore my copas I tied the tongue down for the first 2 or 3 weeks then once they began to stay in that position, I could tie them normally and leave the tongue alone.

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