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Boot Spy > Van Persie Gets Custom Sole-Plate On New Predators

He's the man leading the Predator charge in the Premier League and now Arsenal's reliant Robin has landed a pair of bespoke adipower boots in time for the new year. Making his first appearance in the Black/Warning boots after a long stint in the UCL editions, Van Persie's footwear had some noticeable differences.

After a countless number of requests from the SoccerBible boot-spotting faithful asking for a full blown investigation into the matter, we can now bring you exclusive images of Van Persie's custom adipower Predator boots from Sunday's league clash between Manchester City and Arsenal. Share your thoughts online, on Twitter and on Facebook. 


Unlike us boot-buying minnows, the world's best football players often don't settle for out-of-the-box normality. As was the case on Sunday, Arsenal's goal-machine had his SG Black/Warning adipower Predators fitted with a custom sole-plate. It was an unusual move for the Arsenal no.10 who had only previously worn the sprint-frame outsole. We can only assume that RVP wasn't a fan of the standard adipower SG stud configuration. 

What do you make of Van Persie's new custom adipower Predator soccer shoes? Have you spotted any other custom football boots out there you want us to feature? Mail us at: putting 'Boot Spotting' in the subject field.  



MrAtha26 said:

1st, they remind me of the adipure 2 soleplate

December 20, 2011 4:35 PM

Crowley Lad said:

not looking very nice tbh

December 20, 2011 4:36 PM

Silvaware said:

traction is vital in football

December 20, 2011 4:42 PM

Tangerine4Life said:

Each player seems to have their own preference. It must be hard when you find a boot that you love only for your sponsors to demand you upgrade and change to support their new product. It's no wonder some like to keep at least the sole plate similar if they have come to trust it

December 20, 2011 5:02 PM

frted said:

is his sole-plate not the same one that was on SG predator pulses, absolutes and power-swerves? it looks very similar with clip in studs.

December 20, 2011 5:06 PM

VillaFan07 said:

Definitely looks like an older traxion soleplate, perhaps from an older version predator.

December 20, 2011 5:35 PM

Billeholm said:

December 20, 2011 5:38 PM

Matt24 said:

They are the SG soleplate of the first generation F50 (and F50+'s)

December 20, 2011 5:39 PM

Matt24 said: see for yourself

December 20, 2011 5:40 PM

su16triplett said:

i would need more traction than that

December 20, 2011 5:46 PM

pcm19 said:

looks like old school preds and adipures

December 20, 2011 5:47 PM

Billeholm said:

@Matt24: Nice spot. Old soleplate/absilion combo?? ;)

December 20, 2011 6:15 PM

mr.heyou said:

it seems like first adipure or f50+ soleplate

December 20, 2011 6:53 PM

mr.heyou said:

December 20, 2011 6:58 PM

daniel2754 said:

4rvp is the best right now

December 20, 2011 8:19 PM

CB11 said:


December 20, 2011 9:12 PM

g_peter said:

looks ugly w/ these new-gen boots

December 20, 2011 11:28 PM

Getsuga04 said:

those are power pulse soles... beck's loves em too.

December 21, 2011 12:24 AM

Red Devils 4 Life said:

Too much made of custom soleplates not like we can get them

December 21, 2011 1:05 AM

Pete1888 said:


December 21, 2011 1:51 AM

A_Di_Natale said:

hohoho, custom

December 21, 2011 3:06 AM

LADA said:

getting the correct traxion on gameday is extremely important ------( if it aint broke then.......

December 21, 2011 3:11 AM

Sveinn said:

They look fake with this plate !

December 21, 2011 9:48 AM

dani cesCR7 said:

sole plate like the predators absolute+

December 21, 2011 12:02 PM

Othman Ngu said:

think they are the traxion sole plates.

December 21, 2011 2:13 PM

Gunners1896 said:

i saw this on a bootspotting last week on a different website. possibly an inclusion of the miadidas?

December 21, 2011 8:38 PM

Woifei said:

it looks very weird in the last picture (left) and what's up with his ankle on the right pic??

December 21, 2011 9:27 PM

PC9 Cr7 kid said:

looks kinda cheap.

December 25, 2011 5:08 PM

Rush4life said:

@Woifei, they're ankle guards

January 18, 2012 9:46 PM
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