On March 10, 2006, the organisers of the “Boulevard of sculptures” unveiled the first statue, The Modern Football Boot in the Spreebogenpark in Berlin, opposing the new central station. The sculpture was built by the company EDAG Ltd. in Fulda. It depicts a pair of modern soccer shoes, as developed by the Dassler family.
Each of the sculptured shoes was 14 m (46 feet) long, 4.5 m (15 feet) high and weighed around 20 tonnes (22 short tons). At the day of the unveiling, there was heavy snowfall in the area considering the season. Because of that, the Spreebogenpark looked more like a winter sports paradise than a green soccer turf.