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Exclusive: All-New Adidas Predator 18 Boots Leaked

The first-ever Adidas Predator 18 soccer cleat colorway has been leaked, revealing an intriguing and perhaps unexpected look for the 'reborn' Adidas silo. This particular paint job, blue and turquoise, is expected to be released early 2018. The debut color will be black.

The Adidas Predator 18 will replace the Adidas Ace starting with the last Adidas collection of the year, which is slated to be launched in early December. Rather than a classic Predator, the new boot is more of a renamed Ace in terms of design and features.

Adidas Predator 18 - Blue / Turquoise

This image shows the Adidas Predator 18(.2) in the blue and turquoise colorway.

The new Adidas Predator 2018 boots are predominantly blue with white 3 Stripes on the outside and a plain inside. A graphic print covers the entirety of the upper of the blue and turquoise Adidas Predator 18 soccer cleats, although it's more visible in the collar part, which is not covered by an extra layer of synthetic.

Instead of what had been used for the more recent Predator models, Adidas 'resurrects' the original and iconic Predator font for the Predator 18 soccer cleat model. It appears both on the heel and the sockliner, which is turquoise.

Tech-wise, the Adidas Predator 18 cleats as expected don't stray to far from the Ace's winning formula. They have a one-piece upper construction with a heightened collar. A subtle ribbed structure is present at the front of Adidas Predator 18, while the the heel and sides around the back are reinforced.

By far the most obvious difference compared to the current Ace is the sole plate, which includes studs with a diamond-shaped base. This makes the sole plate of the Adidas Predator 18.1 boots look a lot more aggressive, even though the layout and alignment are practically identical to the Ace 17.

Set to be released between January and February 2018, the blue and turquoise Adidas Predator 18 cleats are expected to retail at similar prices compared to the current Ace 17 models. (17+: USD 300, 17.1: USD 200).

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