adidas Predator Accelerator 2018

All hail the return of the king.

It was only in early July that we got a taste of a classic Predator remake. Clad in electricity yellow and red, it caught the world by storm as the like-for-like remodel made us dream of simpler days. It was a pretty smart move by adidas who have been peddling remakes of their old boots but this was the first time they managed to replicate the full upper from 20 years ago.

The July experiment went well and now they’ve gone full fledged OG with this Predator Accelerator remake. Red, white and black is the order of the day but do get them as quickly as you can as there are only 1,999 units available worldwide.


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The upper is what you’d expect to get with an older leather boot model. It’s bulkier and thicker than something you would be used to today. If you’re going to be wearing this for the field, it might need a few sessions before the leather is thoroughly broken in and softens up. While many may not like the brick-like sensation on feet, the ping-y effect from hitting the sweet spot cannot be replicated by any of today’s boots. Oh how we long for the rubber swerve fins on future Predators.

adidas has updated the boot for modern times with a soft suede heel lining for comfort and fit while inserting a Boost insole. All of that is built on a modern Predator soleplate that is lighter than the original.

The Predator Accelerator is only available in very limited quantities and is priced at a steep price (over S$450 per pair). If we were you, we’d leave the on-pitch control for the modern adidas Predator 18.1 while saving the Accelerator for a spot on your collector’s case. It’s too precious a set to be treated to the hustle and bustle of the game.

Didn’t manage to cop a pair? There are still a few handy boots out there and we’ve partnered with Ultra Football to provide you with a 10% discount on any purchase. Just use voucher code “BOOTHYPE10” at checkout to enjoy the savings.

Founder and editor of BOOTHYPE, Hats loves nothing more than a control/power boot that'll add a little something to his first touch. He counts the Puma evoPower 1 and the Nike PhantomVSN as some of his all-time favourites. The one that got away? The adidas Predator Mania in champagne.
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