adidas start the year with another of their popular black boot packs, almost six month's since their Dark Script pack, only two of the silos are the same with the Predator 20 and Copa 20 in the Shadow Beast pack now.
adidas Boots in Shadow Beast Pack Pack:
The Predator is going to be huge, the stealth black look hides the new elements on the front of the boot and the pick of the pack, has to be the low collar on the 20.1, bringing back the real Predator power vibes and aggression that has be lacking since the Predator LZ days! The X19 uses a fingerprint like pattern on the three stripes, which was seen also on the Fusion skin upper of the launch Copa 20+ in the Encryption Pack and on these Shadowbeast Copa's too.
I'm not sure where the naming has come from the first of the adidas 2020 drops, but perhaps they've been playing Zelda, with the name there meaning dark, willowy beings that drop out of Portals in packs of three. Shadow Beasts are strong enough that only a few were needed to overrun and defeat the scores of Hylian Soldiers guarding Princess Zelda, despite the fact that the latter had advantageous numbers. It is also hinted by Barnes that they are not only composed of transformed Twili, but also have the ability to turn Humans into their kind, meaning that they are not restricted to one species. Another Shadow Beast is said to be a female reactionary figure whose agency is derived from directly opposing the normative philosophies that surround her. Perhaps adidas weren't inspired by either, these though are boots that lurk in the shadows and the new Predator is one beast, wait to be unleashed!
Shadow Beast Pack Boots
Unisport call them: stylish black colourways and their not wrong, black boots are massively popular still, but they don't always look right with little details disappointing, the X19, Predator and Copa fail to do that, perhaps only the cracked three stripes and effect on the Nemeziz isn't quite up to scratch for all eyes, but I'm sure many will appreciate the electric, silver patterns used.
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