Soccer Locker Review: Adidas Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Iconic Predator Soccer Cleat with the unveil of the Predator Instinct
Some of the world’s best players, including Mesut Özil of Germany, Ángel di María of Argentina and Oscar of Brazil, will wear Predator Instinct when they return to their clubs after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Adidas release limited edition Predator to celebrate 20th anniversary of iconic boot made famous by David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane – Did you know this cleat was conceived by former Liverpool favourite Craig Johnston in 1994?
Predator Instinct is all about control. The cleat is made of new hybrid touch material, which combines the comfort and performance benefits of leather and synthetic. A new TPU outsole gives the cleat greater flexibility, and the 5 engineered SL rubber zones that Predator is known for are now merged with the outsole for improved control in passing. Predator Instinct’s all-new control frame maximizes grip on the ball, improving touch and control.
adidas will release 14 new versions of Predator Instinct in 2014, including Revenge Instinct, a heritage set of three Predators based on the original designs of the 1994 Predator, the 1998 Accelerator and the 2002 Mania.
Here is a look at the evolution of Predator over the last 20 years:
Predator Evolution – Adidas Football