The latest installment of the Adidas Predator X to be released comes in a rather bright Electricity/Black/Poppy color. The electricity color on these really makes the boot pop, especially coupled with the poppy red detailing. The one thing I like about these is how Adidas have mixed a black and red color along the predator strike zone, it is completely different and makes the Predator text stand out.
One look at these and they remind me of a previous version of the Predator range – the Adidas Predator Accelerator in Electric that were released around 1999 (link goes through to a video of the boots.) There are obviously a lot of significant differences between the releases, but they do have a resemblance.
One of Adidas’ developments on this cleat is a new upper material called ‘Taurus’. You can tell that quality materials are used in this cleat by the feel of the full-grain calf leather. Along with its super-soft, lightweight properties, you also get the added bonus of weatherproofing. One thing that is very noticeable about these soccer cleats is how thin the material feels. Adidas maintains that this allows for a barefoot feeling when touching the ball, and I tend to agree with that after testing.