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Sit down, strap yourself in, it’s new Pred day and we’re here to tell you why that’s a big deal. One of the biggest moments on the launch calendar since 1994, the release of a next-generation Predator is a landmark moment, not just in the Predator timeline, but for the year ahead that covers huge tournaments, both domestic and international.

 

The launch of a new generation Predator is adidas rolling out the big guns to show off their latest armoury in declaring war on goalkeepers worldwide. The trademark dip, power, swerve and control; there’s no doubt about it, when it comes to technology the adidas Predator is still the most exciting launch in the game. This here is the adidas Predator Edge and we’re about to tell you 7 things you need to know about this new generation boot.

New Shooting Technology

The introduction of Zone Skin on the adidas Predator Edge football boots is a breakthrough innovation supporting swerve, spin and grip. Strategically positioned rubberized ribs are engineered into four control zones across the instep and toe box to optimize ball manipulation, giving players a powerful edge. Whether you’re plucking a ball out the sky or bending one around the wall, the Predator Edge is built for complete ball control.

New Soleplate

The newly developed FACET FRAME on the sole of the boot delivers stability and dynamic traction for powerful movement on the pitch. The frame also features a weighted forefoot piece that redistributes weight toward the front of the boot, optimizing power transfer when striking the ball.

Updated Collar Construction

 

The adidas Predator Edge boot is finished with a FACET FIT collar construction – a premium laceless two-piece PRIMEKNIT collar designed for breathable comfort, easy step in, and secure lock down of the foot during play.

Choice of Cut

 

It might be a new generation boot but adidas are still offering a wide choice when it comes to your Predator selection. Elite level has 3 choices in all ground types – the laceless Predator Edge+, the laced but still mid-collared Predator Edge .1 and the laced and lo-cut Predator Edge .1. And of course, the boot will also be available in lower price points giving you the option to Level Up, right up to elite.

Lethal Zones Inspired

 

Does the Predator Edge feel familiar? You might well remember the same launch colourway back in 2012 for the Predator Lethal Zones which featured 5 strategically placed rubber zones to increase control, power and spin. The Predator Edge has taken that concept and injected an extra ten years of adidas learnings and technology to create a superior shooting weapon. You’ll notice the rubber spikes of the Mutator and Freak are swapped in favour of rubber vamps, and that’s a direct result of extensive research and testing at Loughborough University which found the vamps to be far more beneficial in delivering swerve, accuracy and power.

Big Year Ahead


This is the adidas Predator that will lead the famed silo into a huge year of football. The Women’s Euros, World Cup and Champions League Finals will play host to a range of stunning adidas Predator Edge colours as the game’s elite players create new history and break new records. You’re about to see a whole lot of this boot on pitch throughout 2022, with a few surprises in there along the way.

Part of the Sapphire Edge Pack

 

While we’re all admiring the new technologies of the Predator Edge football boots it’s worth pointing out that the new-look Predator drops as part of a 3-silo pack completed by colour updates to the adidas X Speedflow and adidas COPA Sense collections. Look out for all 3 new boots on pitch from this week onwards.

Shop the full adidas Sapphire Edge football boots collection here.