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All Predator. No prey. A year in the making from the minds of two adidas icons, the Paul Pogba x adidas by Stella McCartney pack arrives in a choice or Predator Freak options. The laceless Predator Freak+ and the laced Predator Freak .1 feature an iconic Stella McCartney leopard graphic, wrapped across the boot and merged with an ‘earth explorer’ graphic beneath striking orange DemonSkin spikes. An opalescent finish and ombre rainbow mirror metallic plates round off the incredible design of this history-making concept.

The limited edition adidas Predator Freak Paul Pogba x Stella McCartney Vegan Boots will be worn by Pogba himself for Manchester United’s next three games. Starting with a debut against Atalanta in the Champions League on October 20, and then for back to back Premier League showdowns with Liverpool and Old Trafford before a trip to Tottenham the following weekend.

Pogba’s compatriot Wendie Renard will represent the boots on the international stage when she lines up for France against Estonia and Kazakhstan before returning to domestic duty a week later. This special edition collaboration is sure to be one of the hype drops of the season from adidas and will have heads turning when both players step onto the main stage this week to carry not only a stunning design, but a valued message.

The idea of a collaboration between Pogba and Stella McCartney was born when lockdown was in full swing, and adidas were pairing up two ambassadors from opposing lines of work for ‘The Huddle’, in which the creatives would talk candidly about whatever comes up. And one of those pairings found the flamboyancy of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba offset by the fashion legend Stella McCartney.

The two discussed the crossover of fashion in football. With a mutual passion for design, conversation inevitably steered towards seeing football and fashion combining for a more sustainable future in sport, with talk culminating with the pair sounding out the idea of a future collaboration. And now here we are. Two playmakers combing for results.