Imagine the perfect fusion of cutting-edge technology and ultimate retro vibes on a classy pair of cleats. Well, it arrived and sold out last week before we got to take them in. The limited edition adidas Predator Accelerator “Chrome” paid homage to the classic design that put the Predator line on the map, while incorporating modern advancements to enhance performance on the pitch.
To celebrate the illustrious 25th anniversary of the Predator line, adidas decided to unleash this limited-edition marvel upon the world. They teamed up exclusively with Pro:Direct Soccer, who were the only retailer to have pairs available. With only a mind-boggling 988 pairs released worldwide the hype surrounding these shoes was off the charts and they sold out same day.
This iconic boot not only defined a generation but encapsulated an entire era of footballing excellence. Picture this: the instant recognition of the Three Stripe branding executed flawlessly, coupled with the classic black, red, and white color combination. A piece of football history.
Delving further into the adidas x PDS Predator Accelerator ’25th Anniversary Edition,’ the color combination gets an elevated premium treatment. The familiar white hue takes a backseat as shimmering silver and chrome step onto the stage. The official colorway, aptly named “Core Black/Red/Met Silver,” showcases the silver accents on the Three Stripes and the state-of-the-art soleplate, ensuring that this boot is ready to conquer the demands of the modern game. You can’t help but marvel at its brilliance, even if you feel a bit daring strutting onto the pitch with something this stunning.
But let’s not forget the nods to the past that make this edition truly special. The original adidas logo from 1998 finds its place on the underside of the tongue, invoking a sense of nostalgia and paying homage to the boot’s storied history. On the upper side and the heel, you’ll spot the modern performance logo, representing the fusion of tradition and innovation. And here’s the remarkable part: the upper itself remains an exact recreation of the original masterpiece. Those rubber elements that defined the Predator’s iconic look still sit meticulously within the luxurious leather forefoot, providing optimal control and precision that every pro player craves.
Sold out, but what a spectacular release we wish there was more of!