A very common question we have seen and received lately surrounds the adidas Battle Pack and how to differentiate the 4 different silo’s being worn. There are actually 5 different designs in the series, with the adiZero F50 getting 2 pairs thanks to a custom Messi release. The Predator Instinct, 11Pro and Nitrocharge fill the collection.
Each boot has its own unique look, but they have been incredibly difficult to decipher while in action. If you have had one of those “what is he wearing?” moments, don’t worry because I myself have had several. Even in photo images they are tough to separate, but there is a useful strategy to help you immediately make a spot.
11Pro – Wavy pattern, symmetrical design with a more prominent white forefoot than all other boots in the series.
Predator Instinct – The only Black/White as opposed to the White/Black release in the series.
Messi adiZero F50 – Only worn by Lionel Messi and you can’t miss him. Blue center stripe.
Nitrocharge – Triangle pattern along the forefoot, think of the player in the middle of the park that likes to pass around defenders.
adiZero F50 – Look for the longer burnt red 3-stripe along the side of the boot.
Other tips to help:
Look at the heel – a white counter means it is the adiZero F50 or the Nitrocharge.
Black laces – it is the Predator Instinct.
Player preferences – if it is an attacking player, he is likely wearing the adiPure.
Stitching – If you can see stitching, it is the 11Pro or the Nitrocharge.
Alternatively, you can always save any of the images on this post and use it as a quick reference go-to guide!
Find the entire Battle Pack collection currently available at adidas.com.