Another edition has been added to the adidas Predator Instinct series, and this one will appeal to fans wanting more of a traditional look. With so many vibrant releases currently on the market, in many respects this is the first colorway of the Predator Instinct that lets players focus on the performance of the boot rather than actual appearance. It is not quite a blackout, but is about as close as players can get right now.
For those that haven’t heard, adidas announced last week that they are set to release a whopping 14 versions of the Predator Instinct between now and the end of 2014. Added to recent colorways and the Eye and Tongue Instinct releases, this version makes #5 on the list.
Prior to the World Cup, we received exclusive access to the Predator Instinct Battle Pack edition and the results were very positive. In similar fashion to their predecessor, adidas has gone with several different “lethal zones” where they use a rubber compound to improve power and touch on the ball. Each zone has its own purpose and the compound of each is shaped and positioned very differently. There are 4 primary regions and then a new gel pad region that sits along the instep. Added to that, a new transparent outsole is introduced with a control frame design to help improve flexibility while also offering some underfoot touch benefits.
The overall end result is a definite power boot that takes the Predator range back towards it original roots – even if adidas continues to promote the whole “control” premises of the range. They have more than that to offer and players craving a boot that improves ball striking can rest assured that these are a top option.
Find this latest Core Black Predator Instinct colorway listed at adidas.com.