Adidas to retire Predator boots (and others) this summer

Adidas has confirmed that it will debut some of its new boots in the Champions League Final at the beginning of next month.

An official launch of the German giant’s range will take place on May 25, and will signal the end for some of their more famous boots from recent years.

Predator history

The Predator, the popular brainchild of former Liverpool man Craig Johnston, is the most high profile name on the chopping block, and will be joined by the f50, 11Pro and Nitrocharge.

Adidas’ official website explains more about the shift to the X and Ace:

The game of football has changed over the years. Positions, traits and attributes that mattered before are irrelevant now. There’s a new set of rules. Forget everything you thought you knew about football, the future is now and adidas is leading from the front.


In an unexpected new video released today, players including Leo Messi, Thomas Müller, Luis Suarez and Oscar sparked a revolution and announced the end of adidas’ existing on field boot silos. No more Predator, f50, 11Pro and Nitrocharge.

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