Jude Bellingham switches adidas silos and now wears the Predator. He joins in wearing the iconic adidas boot quality names such as Paul Pogba and David Alaba. Adidas gave the towering midfielder the privilege of an informal on-pitch debut for the launch colourway of the Predator Edge and one of the few to wear the Swarovski Crystal edition. His work in the midfield makes him the ideal player for the swerve and control provided by the grippy Predator.
Unreleased adidas Predator 2024 Generation
Bellingham trained and played in November 2023 wearing the unreleased Predator 2024-generation boots, confirming that the Accuracy was set to end its life by the turn of the year. He wore the tongued-version of the laced model, referring to the variant that have the classic fold-over tongue. The colourway was notable as it had a dark red, almost maroon-like accent on the tongue and a generally black upper with white adidas stripes, a call back to the classic colours associated with the silo.
After going through a couple of white releases for the first few months of 2023/24, Bellingham went with the player-wide Marinerush pack, featuring the accuracy in a predominantly blue colourway that had white stripes and orange-red grip elements. The colour mix did bring into recollection the Predator LZ at its launch colourway.
Real Madrid and adidas welcomed Jude Bellingham’s conversion to being a Madridista with a special pair of white with black and gold Predator Accuracy. The boot represented the history Bellingham already achieved with his young Real Madrid career, and the expectation that there are more historical records to make for the towering midfielder with the Los Blancos.
Bellingham’s Crazyrush Predator Accuracy followed the white with lucid lemon and black accents set by the new-gen X Crazyfast, the lead star of the pack. Lucid lemon on this boot covered the medial High-Definition grip elements, the overlay on the seam, and the forefoot plate of the outsole.
Now a key player for adidas, Jude Bellingham is always one of the first to switch to player-wide pack releases. This is shown with his switch to the Heatspawn Predator Accuracy.1 Low right before the pack is even officially rolled out. With the Heatspawn Accuracy, he wears a Predator that is predominantly orange with black on the adidas stripes and Primeknit tongue.
adidas x Parley Predator ‘Sustainability‘
Pedri might be the part of the press images, but it was Jude Bellingham that was first seen wearing the Parley Predator Accuracy on game day. Since Borussia Dortmund always wore clear shades of black and yellow for their kits, the eco-friendly, grippy control boot was able to stand out on his feet, not to mention the contrast its predominantly white colourway had against the grass.
2023 Debut Predator Accuracy
Only a few years since his transfer and Bellingham had gone on to become undroppable in Dortmund’s starting 11. This made him one of adidas’ important football player and as such became one of its pack players. He joined the rest of the Predator players in debuting the Predator Accuracy in its black and pink ‘Own Your Football’ colourway.
2022 Al Rihla Predator Edge
Bellingham had a good showing in the Qatar World Cup, wearing the Predator Edge Low from the adidas Al Rihla Pack. A cloudy white base served as the canvass for the multicoloured accents on the peripherals, brandings and stripes. Like the other silos in the pack, the Al Rihla Predator carried over a stylised bespoke graphic that was also seen on the OMB of the same name.
What’s Bellingham Wearing?
The West Midland-born player previously wore the laced Copa Sense, also being tapped to be one of the headline players for its launch. Being part of silo launches, for adidas no less, manifests the oozing star potential Bellingham possesses. The innovative Fusionskin technology where the leathered forefoot seamlessly transitions to knit matched the versatility of the fast-rising English prospect. His association now with the Predator only cements that claim.
Bellingham’s preference for adidas boots, specifically the modern Copa, showed as he moved up to first-team football in Birmingham. He wore the various laceless + and laced .1 versions of both Copa 19s and Copa 20s. His history with the said boots made it natural for him to continue with the Copa Sense. And perhaps in the future, his past connection to the leather boot could convince adidas to bring back the Predator to its leather roots.
Bellingham, a tenacious midfielder who would run every blade of grass yet and execute tackles while gifted with the technical ability to control the ball and strive under defensive pressure. As he is still at the early phase of his career, he will get better and better, utilising his length, strength, and athleticism as launch pads to superstar status. He is currently a defensive midfielder in Borussia Dortmund, joining the Bundesliga outfit after spending only one first-team season with Birmingham. His no. 22 jersey has been retired by the club, acknowledging his immense talent and potential despite his young age.