• Short Summary

    Technology and the skills of traditional craftsmen have come together at the Adidas factory for manufacturing lightweight football boots at Scheinfeld, in West Germany.

  • Description

    Technology and the skills of traditional craftsmen have come together at the Adidas factory for manufacturing lightweight football boots at Scheinfeld, in West Germany.

    More than two thousand paris of beats are being specially made for the players in the World Cup football finals, which open in West Germany on June 13.

    For the craftsmen seeking to make the ultimate football boot two fundamental conflicts must be reconciled -- it must be as light as possible but also as strong as possible.

    To harmonise the conflicts some of the old skills of the leather craftsman have given way to modern plastic injection technology, providing a boot capable of taking all the punishment of an international football match and capable of handling any weather conditions.

    Compared with the old football boots of a mere thirty years ago, the latest boots weight only a third as much and have no metal in the soles or studs -- to minimise injury to opposing players.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAONVFZTA88J01WA2DX8FUMJFF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAONVFZTA88J01WA2DX8FUMJFF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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