If you want a lifestyle shoe that lives up to the high-tech performance found in its FG equivalent, check out the adidas Predator Tango 18+ TR. Here is a shoe that raises the bar in terms of off pitch comfort and style, leveraging all the best adidas has to offer in a tidy package. This particular limited collection, Spectral Mode colorway – Clear Orange/Trace Pink – might not be your cup of tea, but they do provide a visual story that allows for an intimate introduction to the silo. And of course you can rest assured knowing there are some other colorways already available.
There are a lot of key elements about these that you are probably wondering about. And it all starts with the mid-cut collar and laceless upper. adidas use a Primeknit upper with a seamless fit and laceless, high ankle cut to provide players with a secure, sock-like fit. Primeknit is a stretchy material that has plenty of spring back, meaning you won’t get overstretched through wear.
Check out all Predator Tango colorways at soccer.com.
When it comes to fit, these are extremely spacious and I’ve no doubt they will suit wider fitting players. Right through the forefoot, the upper sits off the foot, allowing for a natural off-pitch sensation. This is not the type of foot you’d expect with your soccer cleats, which are better suited when they hug your foot.
Underfoot, they are Loaded with adidas ultra impressive Boost midsole. You get that added bounce in your step and plenty of energy retention as you run or land on your feet. This is one adidas element that I’m extremely impressed with, as it enhances the overall experience of wearing them off pitch and in street like situations.
Can you wear them as a street styled ready-to-play soccer shoe? I’d have to go with a NO here. Yes, they are built-in the same style as the FG Predator 18+ but they just don’t have enough protection, and the shape is slightly off for them to be a playable option. Use them for lifestyle or a casual shoe when going to the pub. Your mates will love them!
And in case you hadn’t noticed, this Clear Orange and Trace Pink colorway actually matches up with the limited collection FG version and with the 2018/19 Manchester United away kit.
Find the Trace Pink Predator Tango 18+ TR available at soccer.com.