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Comeback Tomorrow - Here Is The Complete History of the Adidas Predator

Tomorrow, May 2 2017, Adidas will finally bring out a new Adidas Predator football boot. Part of the Adidas Champagne Pack, the new Adidas Predator 2017 Remake draws inspiration from one of the most iconic Adidas Predator boot ever, the Adidas Predator Mania 2002 boots. We take a look at the full history of the Adidas Predator soccer cleat.



Adidas Predator - 1994




23 years ago, Adidas changed the boot game with the first-ever Predator football boot. The original AdiPower Predator introduced never-seen-before rubber stripes on the upper to offer more power, more swerve and more control than previous football boots.



Adidas Predator Rapier 1995




The second generation of the Adidas Predator football boot was the first-ever Predator to feature a fold-over tongue and also the first Predator to be released in different colorways. The launch color, however, featured the iconic black, white and red look of the silo.

Adidas Predator Touch - 1996




Again released just around one year after the previous generation, the Adidas Predator Touch Soccer Boot was the first Predator boot with a red fold-over tongue. The boot also offered a larger striking zone than the first two generations of the Predator.

Adidas Predator Accelerator - 1998




Released ahead of the 1998 World Cup, the Adidas Predator Accelerator is definitely one of the most iconic Predator boots ever released . Headlined by Zinédine Zidane, who won the World Cup in Franc wearing the famous boots, the Adidas Predator Accelerator 1998 boots feature an asymmetrical lacing system for a larger striking surface and a semi-transparent outsole.

Adidas Predator Precision - 2000




The Adidas Predator Precision Boot was released in time for the Euro 2000. it was the first Adidas Predator Boot to feature replaceable Traxion studs, allowing players to adjust their boots to certain pitch conditions. Like previous editions, the Adidas Predator Precision also feature much less remarkable rubber fins than the original 1994 release.

Adidas Predator Mania - 2002




For many the most iconic Predator boot of all time, the Mania was released around the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea. The Adidas Predator Mania introduced a ton of new features such as a Kangaroo leather upper, an external heel counter and an elasticated strap to secure the fold-over tongue.



Adidas Predator Pulse - 2004




The Adidas Predator Pulse implemented Adidas Power Pulse System, a sock liner that shifts the boot's center of gravity closer to striking impact.

Adidas Predator Absolute - 2006




With the 2006 World Cup taking place in Germany, the home of Adidas, it was sure that Adidas would bring out a new generation of the Predator. The Adidas Predator Absolute came with changeable PowerPulse sockliners. Zidane received a white and gold version of the Adidas Predator Absolute that he wore in the famous final against Italy.

Adidas Predator PowerSwerve - 2007




Featuring Adidas' new SmartFoam microfiber upper, the Adidas Predator PowerSwerve football boot was the last-ever Predator to feature a fold-over tongue. Adidas released not less than 20 colorway of the Predator PowerSwerve.

Adidas Predator X - 2009




The tenth edition of the Adidas Predator, the Adidas Predator X, introduced Taurus leather and Powerspine technology.

Adidas Predator AdiPower - 2011




The Adidas AdiPower Predator was the first to incorporate the Sprint Frame outsole of the Adidas F50 Adizero line.

Adidas AdiPower SL -2011




Replacing the traditional leather upper with Adidas' ultra-lightweight SprintSkin material, the Adidas Predator AdiPower SL was the lightest Predator boot ever.

Adidas Predator LZ - 2012




The Adidas Predator LZ (Lethal Zones) defined five Lethal Zones that are related to ball control and striking, creating a remarkable design. The Adidas Predator LZ 2012 boot was the first Predator with a synthetic leather upper.

Adidas Predator LZ II - 2013




The second Adidas Predator Lethal Zones edition, the Adidas Predator LZ II soccer cleat features a HybridTouch upper for ultimate touch and control. The boot also comes with a Sprintframe sole plate for less weight and more speed.

Adidas Predator Instinct - 2014




20 years after the original Predator was released, the Three Stripes launched was should be the last ever generation of the Adidas Predator until today, the Adidas Predator Instinct.

Adidas Predator Remakes - 2014




In 2014, Adidas re-introduced the designs of the 1994 Predator, 1998 Predator Accelerator and the 2002 Predator Mania in August 2014. They were crowd favorites and sold out in a few minutes, even though they came without Kangaroo leather uppers.



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