The World Cup’s arrival this summer has me digging into the archives for some vintage soccer ads and images. We’ll start 40 years ago with the 1974 World Cup boots from adidas. These were made from kangaroo leather and were lighter than all previous models thanks to new molded cleats on the bottom. We also have some more ads here that range from 1975 – 1978 featuring Franz Beckenbauer with the official NASL adidas cleats and ball. The official 1978 World Cup adidas can also be seen in this gallery.