Adidas Predator Elite review: Upgraded both aesthetically and for performance, the latest version could be its best ever

In our Adidas Predator Elite review, we look at how Adidas have managed to improve the iconic model in every way possible

Adidas Predator Elite
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FourFourTwo Verdict

By modernising the Predator while managing to retain its iconic look, Adidas have created arguably its best version of the boot yet


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    Aesthetically beautiful with the return of the tongue

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    Immediately comfortable

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    Lightest Predator ever


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    Narrow forefoot makes them unsuitable for wide feet

With 2024 marking the 30th anniversary of the Predator, Adidas have commemorated the milestone by releasing a boot that embodies its heritage, sending fans all over the world into waves of excitement with the return of the iconic fold over tongue.

The tongue has not been seen since Adidas moved away from it with the Predator X in 2009 - which signalled the end of the Predator for many purists before its formal discontinuation in 2015. Not even its 2017 reintroduction could do anything to win Predator diehards over, but that has now changed. 

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Lolade Jinadu

A football boot and shirt enthusiast who collects all kinds of kit and equipment, Lolade Jinadu is a social media influencer with over 40,000 fans on Instagram. Lolade boasts all kinds of boots in his extensive collection, from retro classics to brand-new releases and has an extensive knowledge of some of the biggest and best brands in the beautiful game, thanks to his years of sampling high-end products. Lolade reviews boots for FourFourTwo.