Old Prototypes Of Predator Mania Boots - Metallic Coated Soleplates

When it comes to product development, prototypes are essential. Unfortunately, some prototypes will never actually make it to the shelves. In the case of the 2002 Predator Mania, Adidas probably could have created a couple of instant hit back in the day.

Adidas Predator Mania 2002 Prototypes

Check out these prototype Predator Manias here. Thanks @thebootpredator for the pictures.

In terms of structure, they are identical to the released versions of the Predator Mania. This is likely Adidas experiments with different colour combinations.

What really caught our eyes are the coating of the soleplates. The White/Blue version got a shiny metallic paint that is very similar to how many modern football boots have today.

Meanwhile the Black/Red ones had a more glossy silver coating to them. We'd even argue that this look even better than the official release.

Football boots with paint coated soleplates is something we are quite familiar in recent time. However, if Adidas released this back 2002, we think it definite would have caused quite some stir. Given how football boots were much less flamboyant back then.

Do you think Adidas should have released these beautiful prototype Predator Mania? Comment below.