After a couple of weeks off the Footy-Boots.com radar – we’re guessing due to the winter break – The new month of February brings us a new sighting of a pre-release adidas Predator adiPower!
However, KakÄ‚Ë‡ is one of the last players we’d expect to be spotted wearing the new adidas football boots!
The Brazilian Superstar has only just broken in his adiPure IV’s after returning from injury, but it now looks like the former AC Milan man could be being lined up to play in the new Predator – supposedly called the adiPower!
This is definitely one of the better quality pictures we’ve been able to get our hands on – and hopefully you’ll be able to see enough on these football boots to get you excited for when they launch later in the year!
One thing that we notice in this picture is that soleplate looks much more like the current Predator_X in these shots, with wider, flatter FG blades.
Previous photos seemed to show the new adiPower had forefoot studs shaped narrower and rounder; much more like the adiZero.
Gerrard’s new Predators looked to have smaller studs when we saw them back in December
The possibilities that this brings up are that adidas are listening to their player feedback to adjust the soleplate for more comfort or stability.
The other possibility is that adidas could be making a separate boot, or a ‘Super Light’ version of the adiPower with an adiZero soleplate, and this is the first time we’ve seen the ‘standard’ version. Very interesting indeed!
As a bonus, Real Madrid supremo and friend of Footy-Boots.com Jos'© Mourinho is also the first to d'©but the new Blackout adidas Predator_X which was unveiled today!
Looking at them on the pitch you can really appreciate how the sun makes some of the rubber areas and stripes come up in a sleek blue colour.
Finally, we’ve got to thank Footy-Boots.com community member DavidD for shooting us this spot over – he’s fast becoming out boot-spotter-in-chief!
What do you think to the new adidas Predator? Can you spot anything on the boot that we’ve missed?
Also, do you think KakÄ‚Ë‡ will play in them when they release? Or do you think adidas are just keen to get his feedback?
Use the comments below and get your voice heard!
I’m anxious to see if they reduce the weight for these, they look like they are going to be lighter than the current Preds.
I think the surprise in here is that Kaka IS training.. what a merecenary
@bpurvisTX, they have have been reduced in weight as this boot dons the adizero sprint frame. I think this is quality cos ive always liked the thought of the preds being lightweight with the same power attributes .
Ahh, whilst i remember, the adipure is also coming out at some point with the sprint frame; It is being called ” Adipure SL”.
They sure look the Adidas Predator Blackout. But the main question is will Kaka ever play again?
Ozil continues to sport those blacked out superflys in practice too
I’m not sure if anyone else noticed Ronaldo is not wearing his safari boots in the first pick.
there are going to be the new standard predators called “Predator Kinetic”.
there are also going to be new preds but with the sprintframe & traxion trian. studs called the “adiPower Predator”.
then adidas will release a SL (super light) version of the new Predators called the “Predator SL” (synthetic version only)!
CR7 now permanently wears the windchill superflys
yes, i noticed ronaldo in the 1st pic sporting the safaris. Is mourinho wearing the same boot as what kaka is wearing i would like to know? they sure do look like the same boots to me. whats the difference? paajoe, do u work for adidas?
jose mourinho isn’t wearing the blackouts. i think they’re are just blackouts from before the release. they have a silver tab on the heel.
also, te new preds should bring back the powerpulse soleplate, since all the players wear it. gerrards and kaka’s studs are probably different cause they’re still testing them.
Don’t look now, but I think Marcelo and Ozil are ninjas.
Can anyone tell me what kind of boots xabi alonso is wearing in this picture? PS: this picture also clears up what colorway predators JM is wearing.
Alonso wearing aid pure 4, no? Looks like Jose is wearin custom pred x. Swear Laka is wearing the new blackout colourway