One of the game’s most iconic boots makes its long awaited return today. Introducing the adidas Predator 18+, released as part of the Skystalker pack – alongside the X and NEMEZIZ. Taking their inspiration from iconic Predator models of the past, adidas has re-engineered this model modern tooling and innovation.
The intro Predator 18+ colorway features a black, red and gold colorway and includes an updated Primeknit SOCKFIT COLLAR, engineered to naturally expand to the foot’s shape while ensuring a supportive fit. The Primeknit material includes a layer of CONTROLSKIN for optimal grip in any condition alongside an ANATOMICAL UPPER which mimics the heel’s shape to provide ultimate lockdown.
Available right now at soccer.com.
A PURECUT LACELESS system ensures maximum surface control while a FORGED KNIT integrated midfoot support structure creates medial and lateral stability to support complex movements. An updated CONTROLFRAME with high performance polyamide layers is designed to stabilize movement and a new hybrid stud tip configuration amplifies rotation and traction. A full-length BOOST™ midsole provides energy return with every step.
Sam Handy, VP of Design for adidas Soccer, said:
When designing the Predator 18+ we wanted to create the most innovative boot on the market while staying true to the very ethos of what made the Predator such an iconic boot. We wanted to create a boot for those players who control the game through a killer touch or defense-splitting pass. The new Predator will provide athletes such as Paul Pogba and Dele Alli with the tools they need to maximize their own creativity; such as the introduction of a CONTROL skin and a new hybrid stud configuration to support the dynamic movement required for professional athletes.
Who Will Wear Them?
As you would expect, there is set to be a huge selection of players wearing the Predator 18+ over the coming weeks. Paul Pogba, Dele Alli Ivan Rakitic and Mesut Ozil are set to be the feature players, with Daily Blind, Matts Hummels, Miralem Pjanić and Hakan Çalhanoğlu also set to debut them this weekend.
Other Versions Available
The Predator 18+ is also available as a Tango 18+ TF cage shoe. It features the same SOCKFIT COLLAR construction, PURECUT LACELESS upper and CONTROLSKIN as the on-field cleat; along with a full-length BOOST™ midsole and traction studs.
Taking the shoe from the stadium to the street, the Predator is also available as a Tango 18.1 lifestyle sneaker. It features a KNITTED upper and the iconic collar shape of the cleat show, combined with full length BOOST™ tooling in the sole.
If you want to be the first in a pair, find them right now at soccer.com.