No. 2 – adidas Predator Accelerator
Year Released: 1998
Anytime the question “which Predator was your favorite” is asked, the overwhelming response is the Accelerator. There are many releases in the range that have provided top level performance, but for some reason this is the boot that checked the right boxes for the majority of players. The Accelerator was the boot released by adidas for the 1998 World Cup in France. At the time, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham were the lead players showcasing the boot. The Predator Zone was composed of specifically positioned rubber panels through the forefoot that allowed for added power behind shots and it seems like its addition really did work effectively for players.