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adidas Predator Football Boots

Dean Ariola

Going into 2024, adidas is going strong with their silo that revolutionised football boots in its own way back in 1998. Today’s stars are expected to follow the boot steps of Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham in unleashing the power of the Predator in modern football. But like every generational update, the question is: did the Predator change for the good, or did it take a turn for the worse? And as always, Football Boots UK is here to explore the good, the bad and the ugly of the adidas Predator 2024 football boots. 

Check out the Predator Edge review on this link!   For the Predator Accuracy review page, click here!

Things to Know about the adidas Predator 2024:

  • Counting the LZ II as a separate generation, the adidas Predator 2024 is the twentieth entry
  • Serves as the control boot option in the lineup that includes the speed boot F50 and the heritage boot Copa Pure II
  • In direct competition with the Nike Phantom GX
  • Top elite models come in laceless, laced and laced with fold-over tongue variations
  • Worn by the likes of Jude Bellingham, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Pedri

The Composition of the adidas Predator 2024

The 2024 generation of the iconic adidas silo continues the core DNA of having rubber grip elements attached to the surface of the upper. The STRIKESKIN technology sees these grip elements moulded into raised ridged fins positioned on the instep. Their blocked formation and raised profile seem to be more prominent, wider in coverage and more compact to each other than those of the Predator Precision’s. HYBRIDTOUCH 2.0 is that synthetic leather material used by the boot to wrap around your foot. As far as the closure system is concerned, you can have the Predator 2024 in either a laceless setup or a laced system, the latter having another variant that includes the familiar fold-over tongue. Narrow triangular studs and structural overlays on the instep and lateral ridge (extending from heel to outstep) forms the CONTROLFRAME 2.0 tooling.

Your adidas Predator 2024 Options:

  • ELITE FT – Perfect for bringing back the Predator’s heydays during the 2000s
  • ELITE LACELESS – Maintains adidas dominance of laceless football boots in the Predator silo
  • ELITE LACED – Arguably appeals more to those who still like to save up a bit and likes the freer, less bulk sensation

Our Predator 2024 Expert Review

adidas Predator 2024

Classic vibes with the fold-over tongue model and maintaining the best attributes of the outgoing Predator Accuracy and the lightest Predator are a great plus, though changes to the Hybridtouch composition and forefoot shape might be subject your personal preferences

Product SKU: IG1707

Product Brand: adidas

Editor's Rating:

✔️ Pros
  • Maintains its top status as a grippy football boot perfect for swerve and spins
  • Hybridtouch 2.0 upper is still soft and pliable, but relatively thinner and less padded than the previous Hybridtouch material
  • The bias is towards wide-fitting, but is showing more accommodation to narrow-feet players because of the low, pointy and more anatomical shaping of the forefoot; wide feet are especially needed in the laceless version
  • Triangular studs are a bit longer and narrower, giving more penetrative power
  • Effective combination of a stable midfoot and functional forefoot flex for Controlframe 2.0
  • Weight is trending towards speed boot levels regardless of the Elite model chosen
  • Fold-over tongue has an underlying suede-like liner that feels plush and warm on the arch of the foot, not to mention the fresh yet classic vibe it brings to the table
❌ Cons
  • Laceless’ lockdown is wanting for narrow feet players
  • Some might missed the padded sensation of the Hybridtouch 1.0
  • The change to a more anatomical forefoot shape might affect some wide-feet players who prefer the more rounded end of the outgoing Predator Accuracy
  • Price difference between the fold-over tongue version and regular laced model might be too much relative to additional objective performance benefit
We have here Unisport’s Jay Mike and his thoughts about the 2024 adidas Predator. Keep in mind that he considers himself narrow-footed so that you can adjust your expectations accordingly:


For all of you wondering whether to stick with the outgoing Predator Accuracy if given the chance, or jump the gun and press forward with the 2024 adidas Predator, Jay Mike also have us covered. Essentially, it would be down to personal preferences, most especially when it comes to the fit and feel of the boots. 


*Special Box for the Limited Edition Predator 30 Launch Boot*

adidas kicks things of for the Predator 2024 by releasing the precursor Predator 30 limited edition boots. It ranks up their as one of brand’s best presentation boxes and falls into the company that includes the Dragon’s Egg for the Predator Mutator Dragon and David Beckham’s 723 wooden Pulse box. For the special case, it shows three decades worth of the silo history in the lead up to the 2024 model, which more or less is the same boot as the Predator 30. It’s worth noticing that the burgundy shade of the red tongue seemingly suggest that the Predator has aged like fine wine…





Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!