The news of an adidas Predator return is sure to be music to the ears of true fans who have missed the fabled silo since their “retirement” a few years back. Without the power focused silo on the market, there has been a distinct void. Well, the time is now right with the re-introduction of a more modernized 2018 addition set for this week, simply called the adidas Predator 18.
So, what is in store for the new silo?
adidas introduces a lot of sharp angles and elements through the upper, creating the power feature of the boot. Primeknit is set to be the material used through the upper, with a higher knit collar running in a distinct fashion around the ankle. The use of Primeknit also allows for a much softer feel on foot and more dynamic movement through the upper. It will definitely be a very different type of power boot, but one that will attract plenty of attention from fans.
A host of pro players – Ivan Rakatic, Dele Alli, Zidane, Mats Hummels – have been wear testing blackout versions of the new Predator 18 series in recent months, both in a laced and laceless version. That would make this the first ever Predator release to feature no laces.
Stay tuned this week for release details – they will be available at soccer.com. Given this is set to be a pre-Christmas release, they are sure to sell really well so you will need to be ready to jump on a pair!
Who is ready for this release? Is it the right time to re-release a Predator? Let us know what you think in the comments.