It is official – after 3 days of voting, the absolute winner of our “Best Boot of 2011” is the Adidas adiPower Predator!
With over 900 votes in total, the adiPower finished with well above double the votes of the 2nd place boot. Congrats to Adidas and the designers of this latest Predator design – it seems like they have got things spot on! And as it turns out, Adidas had a 1-2 with second place going to the F50 adiZero miCoach, while the Nike Superfly III rounded out the top 3.
From my experience, the overall look and performance of the adiPower Predator is very competitive and they offer a great mix of power with a lightweight feel. Adidas has re-engineered the entire Predator Zone in a pretty cool way and now refer to it as the Predator Element. Basically, a silicon rubber is strategically positioned and tuned to create a uniform surface with rebound effect, for those times when you need some extra power behind your shots. Holding a pair, it is hard to comprehend the fact that they fall into the power category, but I can tell you after testing the adiPower that they have everything that you could require and more!
With a regular retail price of $220, you can find the adiPower Predator right now for as low as $135.
For those of you interested, the final results looked like this: