Pushing their complete collection of leading silos out of the scorching summer heat and into the shade adidas launch the Shadow Pack. The Predator 18+, X 18+, Nemeziz 18+, and COPA 18.1 all creep under the cover of darkness for a modest but timeless aesthetic.

There's something satisfying about seeing cutting edge technology in its purest form. Taking away the colour to focus hard on the innovation. Modern day blackout boots are like driving the Monaco Grand Prix in a blackout F1 car; that blend of future and familiarity is as strong as it gets, and this "Shadow Mode" collection is your pre-season sorted isn't it?


All four of adidas' leading on-pitch boots are stripped right back to black and white renditions of the colourways on professional pitches to allow players to trial the most advanced adidas innovations in the most traditional of vibes. Naturally, each silo is also launched in an 18.1 laced edition, but we're focusing here on the naked seductive shapes of the laceless silhouettes. Oh, special mention for the X 18+ soleplate below. Slick.

Pick up the adidas "Shadow Mode" football boot pack from prodirectsoccer.com

Photography by Phil Martin for SoccerBible.