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Herzogenaurach – The Predator has long been the standard by which all other boots are judged.  With the latest release, adidas tries to push the envelope again.  The 10th generation Predator was developed with the help of Zidane, both his finesse and control to the premier power boot.  adidas claims “His expert knowledge and attention to detail throughout the development process has lead to the most powerful boot ever made.”

AVID Soccer News Zidane Predator

You can see Zidane testing the boot here.

Below is the official adidas press release about the boot.

AVID Soccer News Predator X

Since 1994 when the Predator was first introduced the world’s greatest soccer players have continuously laced up in the Predator confirming the title of #1soccer boot worldwide. And in 2009 legend Zinedine Zidane, a loyal Predator player, joined the ranks of the adidas design team in the creation of the tenth generation of Predator, otherwise known as “the perfect 10.”


  • PowerSpine technology keeps mid-foot safe and stable
  • AVID Soccer News article adidas Predator X LaunchInspired by adidas’ Fingersave technology, first introduced in goalie gloves Provides up to 7% more power on the pitch
  • Ensures maximum stability during impact
  • Provides greater transfer of power to the ball while minimizing energy loss
  • Newly developed internal chassis construction holds the PowerSpine
  • Optifit upper construction engineered with a new soft compound
  • Provides the ultimate ergonomic performance fit
  • Results in ultimate swerve, maximum control and accuracy
  • Ideal for wet or dry weather conditions
  • X-Traxion outsole provides greater traction, comfort and stability
  • Designed to perform on both dry and wet, new-generation artificial grass
  • Taurus, a newly developed full-grain calf leather
  • Combines a natural look with high tearing and high abrasion features
  • Results in a high-end supreme-touch soccer performance

MSRP: $230
Website: www.shopadidas.com
Available: October 26, 2009

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2 Responses to “adidas Announces the Latest Predator”

  1. Hi,
    I apologize, but it is not absolutely necessary for me. Are there other variants?

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