BECKHAM’S NEW PREDATOR_X

As the LA Galaxy took on the Seattle Sounders in their first game of the MLS post-season, all eyes were on the Western Conference Champs – and in particular, their all-star attacking force of Landon Donovan, Juninho, Edison Buddle and David Beckham.

But it was Beckham who caught our eye this weekend (despite the match-winning strike of Buddle) as he wasn’t in his now-customary pair of all-red adidas Predator_X‘s – instead in a much cleaner looking White/Uniform Blue pair of football boots.

Predator_X DB - David Beckham Signature football boots from adidas in White/ Uniform Blue

Looking something like the old Champions League adiPure III‘s, Becks’ new adidas Predator_X‘s look really simple and classy – a far cry from the bold red football boots he’s been wearing of late.

An interesting design feature of these new Predator_X‘s is the placement of David Beckham’s personal logo – unlike his previous two Beckham Predator_X DB‘s, his signature design is no longer embedded in the SwerveZone, and can instead be found on the heel of these tasteful football boots.

Predator_X DB - David Beckham Signature football boots from adidas in White/ Uniform Blue

Reading into the colourway (as we love to do!) the White/Uniform Blue Predator_X DB is a perfect match for the LA Galaxy home (and away!) kit, perhaps indicating that Becks isn’t going to spend any time on loan at a club in Europe this year? Also, this new colourway is a great match for the new England Kit too – Hint, hint Fabio!

Predator_X DB - David Beckham Signature football boots from adidas in White/ Uniform Blue
Looking closely at Becks in the new White/Uniform Blue Predator_X DB we can see that old habits really do die hard, though, as Beckham is still sporting his not-for-retail PowerSwerve/Predator_X Hybrids.


Predator_X DB - David Beckham Signature football boots from adidas in White/ Uniform Blue

Distinguishable by their curvy heel counter, it’s clear that – even after 3 signature colourways in these football boots – Beckham still prefers some of the technology offered to him by the outdated Predator PowerSwerves.

Predator_X DB - David Beckham Signature football boots from adidas in White/ Uniform Blue

Becks’ version also has an all-white sole that isn’t on the retail model.

We think this might well be the best Beckham Predator_X DB yet, the understated colour scheme has a clean, athletic look that really shows off the technology of the boot – we can’t wait to get our hands on a pair!

Predator_X DB - David Beckham Signature football boots from adidas in White/ Uniform Blue

It’s a shame, though, that these football boots – like the rest of the new Predator_X‘s – suffers a price-hike, meaning you’ll be paying up to £150 for these boots when they launch on February 1st 2011.

But it’s what you think that matters most, use the Boot-O-Meter and the comments to tell us what you think of these football boots!

BECKHAM’S NEW PREDATOR_X, 8.8 out of 10 based on 94 ratings


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