adidas Predator X Football Boots
The adidas Predator X football boots are the tenth iconic release in the adidas Predator series, and finally the SoccerBible can share all there is to know about this popular boot!
The most highly anticipated boot release of the year is finally here - the tenth generation of the iconic adidas Predator football boots! SoccerBible is your first stop to see the full and exclusive images, along with the technical innovations and changes adidas have made for the brand new adidas Predator X football boots.
Watch and listen to what Liverpool's Steven Gerrard had to say about the adidas Predators, or check out David Beckham's custom White/Red colourway of the new Predator X!
To reach such a landmark is an unprecedented achievement by adidas, so it has been their mission to make one of the world's most popular football boots even better! The new adidas Predator X football boots have an improved fit, and a new energy return system that brings more power, swerve and control to every kick.
There has been much speculation about this new football boot,
with plenty of suspect images floating about cyberspace. As one of
adidas' key boots, they have already put extensive player testing and
many hours into perfecting the next edition of the World's Best Selling
Football Boot. Along with this speculation is the usual rumour mill
about the official name of the new Predator, with everything being
banded about from adidas Predator Trustrike to the current favourite Predator X. We spoke to adidas who confirmed the final release version will be dropping the Trustrike moniker, although many fans will no doubt continue to adopt the name to distinguish this new release.
These first editions of the adidas Predator X football boots have the classic black/red/white colourway, and deliver comfort and feel from a new upper material. Unlike Predators that have gone before, the Predator X is made from uniquely developed Taurus calf leather. This Taurus material "combines a natural look with high tearing and high abrasion qualities, which result in a high-end supreme touch performance leather". Nice!
Famous for their Predator technology, we were keen to see how adidas have engineered the new Predator element for the adidas Predator X football boots. Placed in the optimised position, the rubber-silicon mix material provides the ultimate in constant swerve, control and accuracy, and as the material is rubberised it will perform in any weather conditions. The soft compound also continues onto the boots instep to assist ball control and quick one-touch passing.
There are some significant changes to the new boot, as already seen when we spotted Raul wearing prototype versions during pre-season. The adidas Predator X football boots are the first Predator, since the original back in 1994, not to have a fold-over tongue. Instead adidas have removed the tongue, so the Predator X football boots features a wrap around collar.
This new design creates an ergonomic performance fit, to provide maximum control during movement both with and without the ball. And by removing the tongue material is reduced between the foot and the ball, for a better touch and ball feel.
To add more power to every shot the Predator X boots have developed a new internal chassis construction, to hold the revolutionary Powerspine. The Powerspine technology replaces the Powerpulse chamber, and minimises energy loss while shooting so more power is channelled behind every shot.
Overall, the new Predator X are a truly unique addition to the Predator range. The design brief for the adidas Predator back in 1994 was to create a boot that could deliver more power, more swerve and more accuracy, and fifteen years later adidas are still delivering performance through innovative technology. Opinions may be divided over the looks of such a celebratory edition of the Predator range, but we'd love to hear what you think of the new adidas Predator X football boots?
So, if you're eager to get your own pair of the tenth generation football boots from the adidas Predator range, they will be available to pre-order from today, Monday 26th October, and are expected to hit the shelves from 14th November for around £135 GBP. We're looking forward to seeing the likes of Steven Gerrard and Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Ballack, Raul and many more wearing the brand new adidas Predator X football boots in this classic black/red/white colourway.
Now you've seen the classic colour version, why not check out adidas' other colourway release, the White/Yellow/Brown alternative edition of the Predator X!