Adidas officially launched their 18th generation of Predator boots today and Dortmund youngster Jude Bellingham gave them a boost.
The Predator Edge is the latest edition in a legendary line of football kicks that stretches back to 1994, worn by players like Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham and Paul Pogba.
From their 2020 Archival Predator Mania ‘Royal Blue’ to ‘White Spark’, adidas have kept the Predator series alive and well and now, for the label’s first release of 2022, the brand is taking innovation to the next level.
The Predator Edge is available in three different high-level versions, Edge+, Edge.1 and Edge.1 Low, all combined with a blue base and a striking red design.
Prices start at £130 for kids sizes and £180 for adults or £230 for the Edge+ version.
Unlike previous versions, the Predator Edge features Zone Skin that supports deflection, rotation, grip and dribbling and rubberized ribs strategically positioned in four control zones on the instep and toe box optimize ball handling, give players the confidence to push the game forward.
The design is very reminiscent of the hugely popular Predator Lethal Zones (LZ) series which launched in 2012, but the latest addition offers seven amazing new features to “give you the edge” – a fitting tribute to its tenth anniversary.
Feel the Edge effect.
Introducing the Predator Edge, designed to control your entire game.
Available now via https://t.co/41K9NbZCQw and select retail partners. pic.twitter.com/IP07KRHqu2
—adidas Football (@adidasfootball) January 25, 2022
The Power Facet is a game-changing tool as the forefoot weighted piece redistributes weight to the front of the shoe, maximizing power transfer when kicking the ball.
Other features include:
- Facetfit Collar: Premium laceless 2-piece Primeknit collar provides a highly adaptive fit, secure lockdown and easy donning
- Faceted frame: Newly developed split tool provides stability, highly efficient transition and dynamic traction
- Primeknit upper: Premium branded material that provides a very comfortable and adaptive fit
- Outsole for firm ground: Outsole and stud configuration is optimized for use on firm ground (dry natural grass)
Prices start from £180 and are available at https://www.adidas.co.uk/football-shoes