adidas have revealed the newest version of their famed Predator silo: the Predator Freak.
Equipped with ‘Demonskin’ technology, they promote enhanced ball control and swerve on the pitch and are set to be worn by the likes of Paul Pogba, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and David Alaba. England international Toni Duggan and Manchester City star Abby Dahlkemper will also don them in the near future.
Launched last season, Demonskin technology consists of a layer of small rubber spikes, calibrated by a computer algorithm to maximise ball control. This, combined with the ‘Primeknit’ laceless foot collar and streamlined ‘Controlframe’ outsole, create an unmatched level of comfort and performance.
The innovative design is a result of direct feedback from adidas athletes, with Pogba revealing that it had improved his game. The Frenchman debuted the new silo against Liverpool on Sunday.
“From first wear, I knew adidas had created something special with their Demonskin material. As soon as I touched the ball, I really felt a difference in the way my foot connected. I’m happy my experience with it so far has impacted the new Predator design,” he said
Atletico Madrid striker, Duggan, echoed these comments, saying: “The Predator has been the perfect boot for me, and from testing the updated boot in training, I can tell already that the new model will help improve my control on the ball this season.”
Aesthetically, the Predator Freak is also strong. Referencing the Predator Accelerator and Predator Precision – released in 1998 and 2000 respectively – it features three white stripes which wrap around the boot, as well as specks of luminous, yellow Demonskin spikes.
In addition to this stylish footwear, the Freak range will feature shin guards and goalkeeper gloves. Each of these products will also feature Demonskin, extending the same sensation of grip and control across all positions on the pitch.
The boots are available worldwide from today (19 January) via adidas.com and selected retailers.