Technology and the skills of traditional craftsmen have come together at the Adidas factory for manufacturing lightweight football boots at Scheinfeld, in West Germany.
MV Adidas Museum. Man picks up old boot and new boot. (2 shots)
SCU Largest boot and smallest boot made.
GV INT. Factory
SV Kangaroo leather.
SV AND CU Man cuts leather to shape. (2 shots)
MV AND SV Leather shapes being stiched. (2 shots)
SV Upper part of boot stitched.
SV Eyelets of boot put across flame.
SV Boot soles put on. (2 shots)
MV Base of boot trimmed ZOOM INTO CU boots.
MV Base of boots sealed
CU AND SV Studs put on boots. (2 shots)
SV PAN Completed boots on machine.
MV PAN Boots on racks.
SV Boots put into boxes ZOOM INTO CU boxes.
Initials VS 19.23 VS 19.48
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Background: 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.