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adidas are spoiling us at the moment and they’ve just released a red-hot drop for all the Predator fans, giving the 19+ and 19.1 a luxurious leather makeover in a nod to the classic Mania. 

So, here’s the deal. These boots still boast all the ground-breaking tech of their cousins in the current generation of Preds with the obvious exception of that upper. That’s what sets this drop apart. Your standard 19s and these boots are in the same family, the ADVs are just from the posh side.

The placement and style of those fins in the forefoot are a nod to the legendary Predator Mania from 2002 which was worn by the likes of David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane. That should tell you everything you need to know about which type of player the Predator is built for.

One of the great things about this drop is that there’s something for everyone despite there only being two boots. The quality of these boots is undeniable but it’s up to you whether you prefer the lockdown of the 19.1 or the seamless, second-skin feel of the laceless plus model.

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It’s a brave move from adidas to release these leather boots, especially when you think about how much effort has gone in to refining and perfecting the usual Primeknit upper which is geared towards control while remaining lightweight. This drop is all about game-changing touch.

Controlframe tech still delivers rock-solid stability for the playmakers and both of these boots come with a firm-ground outsole. There’s a sneaker that comes as part of this pack and they have the classic black, white and red look of the old-school Mania if you want to take that style onto the street. And why wouldn’t you?

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We’re giving serious props to these boots which are available NOW from the proud home of the world’s largest bootroom at


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