This is how the boots looked when I bought them. I got them for a great price of my friend. Adidas Predator Mania is known as one of the best footballboots ever but they do have a quite common problem, cracks in the rubber stripes… As you can see in the picture above, the rubber syripes are cracked and even coming off.
So what I did was removed the rubber stripes all the way down to where the soleplate starts and leather ends. As you might know I done this before but last time I removed the stripes completelly, in this case the parts of the rubber stipes that goes under the boot was actually in good shape and that’s why I kept them!
The removing of stripes can be hard as in this case. Although the stripes were cracked they are really glued tight!
The next part was to order some leather. Then the difficult part is to get the correct shapes for the stripes. Once I got 3 correct shaped sample stripes then I started to cut the finale pieces.
Last step is to find a right glue that works for leather and then just glue the stripes in place!
Here’s a picture of the new stripes on my Manias, happy with the result!