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Football Boots > Mizuno Wave Cup Rivaldo Football Boots

The SoccerBible has once again opened our Boot Vault to find a classic football boot from yesteryear. This time we've found the Mizuno Wave Cup Rivaldo football boots, as worn by the legendary Brazilian footballer.

The Mizuno Wave Cup Rivaldo football boots may not be the world's best known boot, but they certainly fall into the elite category. Released in 2002, the Mizuno Wave Cup Rivaldo's adorned the feet of one of the finest playmakers in the modern history of the game.

Made from extremely soft and comfortable kangaroo leather, the Mizuno Wave Cup Rivaldo football boots delivered what a player really needs on the field. A player doesn't need to bend the ball all the time, if you took the rubber and the good looks away from some of the more well known boots what have you got? A boot that is quite comfy but heavy. Instead, the Wave Cup Rivaldo's were one of the most comfortable and lightest football boots ever created, a statement anybody fortunate to have played in these boots would agree with.

Technically, the Wave Cup Rivaldo's could boast being one of the first incarnations of the now famous Mizuno Wave outsole, and paved the way for future sole-plates and stud configurations. The firm ground outsole of the Mizuno Wave Cup Rivaldo football boots featured the Brazilian’s signature stud configuration. To create the unique sole-plates, Rivaldo worked alongside bio-mechanical and movement analysts to deliver an outsole that offered optimum traction, agility and freedom of foot movement.

It was wearing Mizuno football boots that Rivaldo scored his famous hat-trick for Barcelona against Valencia, to win the game 3-2 in their last game of the season. For his third goal Rivaldo scored a bicycle kick from the edge of the area in the 90th minute of the game, regarded as one of his greatest goals ever in combination of importance and skill. But more importantly, it was wearing Mizuno Wave Cup football boots that set the 2002 World Cup alight, as Rivaldo guided his Brazil side to the most coveted prize in football.

The Mizuno Wave Cup Rivaldo football boots fitted and looked great, they were extremely light and offered high levels of comfort. The softness of the leather provided excellent touch and a super feel for the ball, which meant these were a great boot for dribbling with the ball at pace, and maximising your game. The Wave Cup Rivaldo is a classic football boot and is well worthy of its place in the SoccerBible's Boot Vault.

Stay tuned to the SoccerBible as we reveal more soccer cleats from the Boot Vault, showcasing the best retro, classic and once forgotten boots and bringing them back to life!

Only published comments... Feb 04 2010, 02:38 PM by Editor



Masterofsoccer said:

The boot is great!

February 4, 2010 5:29 PM

Masterofsoccer said:

The boot is great!

February 4, 2010 5:29 PM

Melo15 said:

is it just me or do the look just like the tiempo ?  :/

February 4, 2010 5:32 PM

Im H8 Fanboys said:

looks very soft leather

February 4, 2010 5:59 PM

kev77 said:

those are fantastic

February 4, 2010 6:23 PM

_afellay_ said:

love em.

February 4, 2010 8:27 PM

holland said:

These are bomb! basically the speciali version of Mizuno light/touch

February 4, 2010 8:43 PM

barcaafan said:

this is a remake of tiempo with mizuno design

February 4, 2010 8:45 PM

gak8 said:

WOW nice

normally i'm not a fan but the leather and stiching really look good

agree with Im H8 Fanboys comment but not his profile pic

; )

February 4, 2010 8:54 PM

martincillo_mexico said:

what is with that short studs

February 4, 2010 9:30 PM

F.A Cup Glory said:

 look pretty classy

February 4, 2010 10:25 PM

Ryan-F50 said:

look sweet!

February 4, 2010 10:33 PM

pcm19 said:

wierd stud config...

soft + firm ground studs

February 4, 2010 11:53 PM

Souljamike92 said:

Legendary! Both the player and the boots! i love em!

February 5, 2010 2:16 AM

Jorge 11 said:

these look comfortable and nice

February 5, 2010 3:31 AM

barcaloni said:


February 5, 2010 6:55 AM

football not soccer said:

the studs look like a sort of hybrid? :S

anyway the one's rivaldo is wearing in the picture look stunning and compliment his kit perfectly!!

February 5, 2010 1:12 PM

AE7 said:

Nic boots

February 5, 2010 2:39 PM

MUFC said:

:s  This looks like a recent mizuno boot, shows they cant design boots really.

February 5, 2010 5:03 PM

SPEEDY6 said:

heavyyy dnt like them

February 5, 2010 8:07 PM

RossTorres169 said:

dont see in any way how they r going to get near nike or adidas

February 6, 2010 8:15 PM

Realmd9 said:

i had pair of these about 5 years ago and they felt so light and so soft most amazing cleat i worn

February 8, 2010 2:00 AM

jeffrey said:

WOW what a boot !!!!!!

thats what I call CLASS !!!!!!!!!

a classic boot in a nice colour and theye are the best !

soft K-leater + light = comfort and performance in 1 !!!

<3 <3 <3

February 8, 2010 3:44 PM

Im H8 Fanboys said:

rosstorres169 you idiot there not going to compete as they were released in 2002 and they are not made anymore muppet

February 9, 2010 8:32 PM

Ric_Izecson said:

These are so awesome!!!! I never had mizuno's before and i want to buy a pair,  is their quality good?

February 21, 2010 5:13 PM

kronfeld said:

Anyone can provide info where can i buy this boots..

Of course online shopping..Hehehe..

March 19, 2010 4:16 AM

LADA said:

i had these in 2003 they werwe durable and had an excelent touch my first game with em i scored from the midfield circle i think  it was mostly the confidence these boots gave me to take that shot!

June 7, 2010 3:55 AM

dentaldinho said:

i found a shop that still had these for sale for 50 quid in my size  !! soo i bought them, fricking awsome

November 10, 2010 9:15 PM

jon veyron said:


I still own and play in a pair of these boots, their slightly fading around the inside toe area and thats all, amazing boots, I use them on soft ground and keep my mundials for firm ground and my speed boots for 3G.

April 3, 2013 9:58 AM
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