adidas Soccer Predator 18+ Launched in 2017 Are Beloved
The innovations included a hybrid stud tip configuration and CONTROLSKIN. The boot is worn on the pitch by the likes of Paul Pogba, Ivan Rakitic, Dele Alli and Mesut Ozil.
Soccer News: adidas Soccer re-launched the game’s most iconic cleat, the adidas Predator last November — and always, the reaction from professional players and everyday players was great.
The Predator 18+ was released as part of the Skystalker pack – alongside the X and NEMEZIZ silos – and took inspiration from iconic Predator models with modern tooling and innovation.
The Predator 18+ featured a black, red and gold colorway and includes an updated Primeknit SOCKFIT COLLAR, engineered to naturally expand to the foot’s shape while ensuring a supportive fit.
As always — the primeknit material includes a layer of controlskin for optimal grip in any condition alongside an anatomical upper which mimics the heel’s shape to provide ultimate lockdown.
Loved universally by all players — the purecut laceless system ensures maximum surface control while a forged knit integrated midfoot support structure creates medial and lateral stability to support complex movements.
A full-length BOOST™ midsole provided energy return with every step.
Sam Handy, VP of Design for adidas Soccer, said: “When designing the Predator 18+ we wanted to create the most innovative boot on the market while staying true to the very ethos of what made the Predator such an iconic boot. We wanted to create a boot for those players who control the game through a killer touch or defense-splitting pass.
These Predator provided athletes with the tools they need to maximize their own creativity; such as the introduction of a control skin and a new hybrid stud configuration to support the dynamic movement required for professional athletes.”
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