What is adidas Predator?
A somewhat forgotten midfielder of the ‘80s, Craig Johnston was the unlikely prototype designer of the now legendary adidas Predator.
The South African born Australian, England U21 player (we know, a real mix) nicknamed ‘Skippy’, ended his career early after 250+ games for Liverpool.
He decided to play around with boot design in his retirement, which turned out to be one hell of a choice in retrospect.
It was given its name due to its ‘mean’ look, including scales and bumps atop a rugged leather upper. Players immediately fell in love with the design, swerving the ball for fun.
As of the '20s, the Predator has had no fewer than 18 iterations. After the original adidas Predator (self-titled album) came the Rapier, Touch, Accelerator, Precision, Mania, Pulse, Absolute, Powerswerve, X, Adipower, Lethal Zones, Instinct, 18, 19, Mutator 20, Freak and Edge (in chronological order). Aaand breathe.
Now, top players such as Paul Pogba, Jude Bellingham and Wendie Renard hunt the ball and the opposition in the Predator.
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