Unlocking the doors once more to their illustrious archive, adidas reach straight for the top shelf to pick out the mother of all reissues. This here is a limited edition run of the 1998 adidas Predator Accelerator in the classic "Black/White/Red" launch colourway, and you want a pair.

Following on from the recent "Electricity" colourway which sold out in a matter of minutes, the OG design further celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most heralded Predator boots of all time. Yep, you can expect this colourway to sell out even quicker, but relax; they don't drop until Aug 23 (9am BST), so you can enjoy the thought of possibly managing to cop a pair for a bit longer.


Just look at them. This is as close to reissue perfection as you're going to get. The exact same upper from the original with its k-leather touch and rubber fins, it's even colour matched from the 1998 edition too.

In 2014 adidas celebrated 20 years of the adidas Predator by releasing the Revenge Pack, which included a Predator Accelerator remake. But, it just wasn't right. The sentiment was nice, but it was a synthetic design, the red colour was off and all it did was whet the appetite for a better reissue. That's now arrived. And you can all stop making other football boots. Just make these. Lots of them.


What we're looking at is essentially the original 1998 Accelerator sat on a streamlined, lightweight soleplate, and wake us up 'cos we keep slipping into lucid daydreams of a floppy-haired, baby-faced David Beckham doing physics-defying things to Mitre footballs.

Pure seductive nostalgia with curves in all the right places. Only 1998 pairs will hit the shelves meaning your chances of snagging a pair are relatively slim, but consider yourselves lucky, if we were pulling the strings at adidas we'd be charging you an admission fee just to look at them.


The Predator Accelerator "Black/White/Red" will drop along with a Tango Ultraboost street option. The boots are likely to land with a thud caused by that heavy £300 price tag, but what price can you put on love... if you know, you know.

Pick up the adidas Predator Accelerator "Black/White/Red" at prodirectsoccer.com from Aug 23 (9am BST)