Today marks the 20th anniversary of the adidas Predator soccer cleat and to celebrate, the three stripes brand is launching a special Predator Instinct cleat collection.
The Predator Instinct is made up of hybrid touch material, which combines the comfort and performance benefits of both leather and synthetic. The 5 engineered SL rubber zones that the Predator is famous for is now merged with the outsole to improve control in passing. Also improved is the touch and control of the ball thanks to a new control frame which maximizes the grip on the ball.
Some of the world best players like Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and Oscar will wear the Predator Instinct with their club teams upon returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The plan is for adidas to release 14 new versions of the Predator Instinct in 2014. These will include the Revenge Instinct and a heritage set of three Predators based off of the original designs of the 1994 Predator, the 1998 Accelerator and the 2002 Mania.
The Predator Instinct is up for pre-order now and will be available online and in-stores beginning July 17 for $220.