Seems like someone currently working on the Adidas design team likes the color green! The two latest color releases in the Adidas Predator X come in an Intense Green/White/Black and a White Metallic/Black/Intense. Both versions have their own unique look and add a very new look to the Predator range.
It is over a year since I had the opportunity to test out the original release in the Predator X series. That means this current series has been out for over a year – demonstrating the popularity of the Predator. That is pretty impressive for the current market where there seems to be such a quick turnaround!
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.
What really separates this version of the Predator from its predecessors is the new ‘Predator Zone’. In this version, the strike area is covered with ridges of bubbled silicon. One thing I have not liked about previous versions of the Predator is the area covered by the actual ‘Predator zone’, but on this version it seems to cover exactly the area that is needed. This area is designed to help with swerve, control, and accuracy.