Following on from the introduction of the COPA 19+ last week, adidas has added 3 fresh new colorways to complete the Initiator Pack. Each of the NEMEZIZ 18+ 360 AGILITY, X18+, Predator 19+. and COPA19+ silos feature a combo of perfectly blended white, black and red colors. What makes these diffenent from previous releases is how adidas has integrated subtle design elements.
- Nemeziz features a faded black to white forefoot with black dashing through the midfoot and heel. This is a pattern we haven’t seen used before. A red chrome sole creates a flashy finish.
- Predator gets some black lines along the Predator ridges to add a more dynamic look. adidas has also added a new rubber element on the heel for energy retention.
- X18 is highlighted with a black upper layer across a red underlayer to create a more mysterious pattern. White on the 3-stripe and under the heel adds contrast.
The entire Initiator pack is available right now at soccer.com.
Initiator NEMEZIZ 18 + 360 AGILITY
Designed to enhance the performance of the game’s most agile players, the latest NEMEZIZ colorway includes an AGILITYBANDAGE with TORSIONTAPES technology, providing ultimate lockdown of the foot. A dual-lock collar secures the ankle and allows for explosive change of direction while an AGILITYKNIT 2.0 interlocking yarn structure provides a soft direct touch and a lightweight feel.
Roberto Firmino said of the boot: “What I’m always looking for in a boot is something that matches my style to help me play my own game. The Nemeziz boot is especially designed for agility, giving me the tools I need to move freely and do everything I want to do on the pitch.”
Initiator Predator 19+
The Predator 19+ features a PURECUT LACELESS system to deliver maximum surface control. A FORGED KNIT integrated midfoot structure creates medial and lateral stability while a full length BOOST™ midsole provides energy return with every step. The boot also includes a Primeknit SOCKFIT COLLAR to ensure a supportive and comfortable fit and a layer of CONTROLSKIN to provide optimal grip. An ANATOMICAL UPPER mimics the shape of the heel to lock the foot into place.
Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, said of the boot: “Whenever I’m on the pitch I want to be in control of the flow of the game, from the first minute to the last. The Predator has always been for the players who want to maximise control, and this new edition helps me have maximum control over the ball, the midfield and the pitch”.
The X18+ is designed to provide stability and support at high speed. A laceless upper locks down the mid-foot and a low-cut CLAW COLLAR construction features a stretch material that secures the foot in place.
The SKELETAL WEAVE is compiled of an ultra-thin woven grid of optically charged speed yarns to allow for responsive touch and lightweight feel. The ultra-soft SPEEDMESH offers a controlled touch without restricting the movement of the foot. A SPEEDFRAME outsole features lightweight, Drillium engineered tooling and minimalistic construction while a 3D MOULDED HEEL provides a snug and stable fit – designed to lock the foot in place during acceleration.
Gabriel Jesus said of the X18: “My game is molded around having explosive speed and power to take on the best defenders in the world. The X18 is perfect for my game because they allow me to move at my fastest and disrupt the game from start to finish. They truly help take my game to the next level.”