It is incredible that only 4 months ago we were introduced to the Predator Instinct and already we have an 8th colorway to choose from! This time around, adidas has reversed the iconic Predator colors and added Red/Black detailing to a primary White based upper.
With 14 versions of the Predator Instinct set to be released between now and the end of 2014, this leads us into the later selections right when leagues in Europe are set to kick their seasons off.
In similar fashion to their predecessor, adidas has gone with several different “lethal zones” on the Instinct 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. From a weight perspective, they are slightly higher than we have seen from recent Predator releases, coming in at 10oz.
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.
For those interested in a pair, they are already up for grabs on Soccer.com.