Trying to research these boots online proved impossible. There is literally nothing on the internet about this colourway, apart from a link to ClassicFootballShirts, who have managed to get hold of a couple pairs to sell.
So, taking what I can from the lack of internet resources available to learn more about these classic boots, they’re aesthetically fantastic and very, very rare - despite the performance on these not being the best. They look heavy and clunky, with not much technology assisting control or touch, which is normal, given that they’re from 1993. I don’t expect them to be magnificent performance wise, especially when ClassicFootballShirts themselves have labelled them as ‘collectables’ and ‘not for playing in’. One piece of technology they do have however, is the upper being treated with Carbon-content finish for improved water resistance. A nice touch.
But forget performance for a moment and just bask in their beautiful aesthetics. A delightful looking boot with a very vintage vibe (probably because they are a very vintage pair of boots, after all). A delightful combination of black, white, purple and green. Each colour compliments the other, making the boot very impressive from a design point of view.
The stripes down each side and across the soleplate, was a staple point of Adidas boots. A feature we seen across multiple ‘90s boots like the Torra Liga, for example. And it worked. A simple look, but an effective one.
I keep running visuals through my head of the 1994 World Cup. I picture some of the world’s best, donning these during World Cup season over in the US. But, unfortunately, I don’t have any idea if they did or not, because I cannot find anything about them, as previously mentioned. I’m going to say that they didn’t, but one can dream, I suppose.
The time the Liga Mexico boots came about was pre-Predator. The silo took on a classic look for Adidas boots at the time, with the standard lacing system and big, fold-over tongue which is a beloved factor of Adidas boots, more so the classics like the Copa Mundial and the Predator.
I delved deeper into the Adidas Mexico collection released in the early ‘90s to really figure out what the story behind the boots is, who wore them and all that business. I, again, found zilch. Absolutely nada. What did come up on my digital travels through many football boot-history sites was a couple of eBay links to editions of the Liga Mexico silo.
A few more colourways of the silo came up from US-based sellers of the boots. Black, white, purple and red came up and reinforced these boots as being an absolute delight to lay eyes upon. But the eBay links did show just how heavy and clunky they look, which is a shame. Despite this, I still want a pair to own. Just for keepings sake. Just to look at.
If, like me, you’d want a pair of these for the mantelpiece, or the shelf in your bedroom, then I’d advise you to jump at the chance of buying them because I doubt a pair comes around often. Don’t sleep on ‘em.