The adidas Predator has been resurrected. Quite possibly the game’s most famous cleat, the Predator 18+ takes inspiration from iconic Predator models while being brought up to date through modern tooling and innovation.
The Predator 18+ features a black, red and gold colorway and includes an updated Primeknit SOCKFIT COLLAR, engineered to naturally expand to the foot’s shape while ensuring a supportive fit. The Primeknit material includes a layer of CONTROLSKIN for optimal grip in any condition alongside an anatomical upper which mimics the heel’s shape to provide ultimate lockdown.
A purecut laceless system ensures maximum surface control while a forged knit integrated midfoot support structure creates medial and lateral stability to support complex movements like twisting, cutting, or turning at speed. Several of the features of the Predator 18 have been adapted from the Ace 17+ that is being replaced by this new iteration of adidas’ “control” cleats.
An updated CONTROLFRAME with high performance polyamide layers is designed to stabilize movement and a new hybrid stud tip configuration amplifies both rotation and traction, giving players the ability to drag the ball more easily and accelerate in tight spaces. A full-length BOOST™ midsole provides energy return with every step, helping you save your strength for when you need it most.
The Predator 18+ was designed to be the most innovative cleat on the market, while staying true to the Predator’s legendary legacy. Built for players who control the game through a blend of deft touches and defense splitting passes, the new Predator will be worn by the likes of Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil, Ivan Rakitic, and will deliver the tools you need to maximize your own creativity.
The Predator 18+ is released as part of the Skystalker pack – alongside the X and NEMEZIZ silos that you can find at soccerloco.com today.
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