No. 6 – Adidas Predator 1994
Year Released: 1994
The very first Predator boot to be released definitely deserves a spot on this list. Why? Simply because there are not many people out there who would have had an opportunity to test them, yet now they would absolutely do anything to have the chance. On release, a lot of players were baffled by the concept of the design, yet they paved the way to one of the most iconic ranges ever produced. It was the rubberized zone covering the forefoot that created all the debate, with its intent to enable players to put unprecedented swerve onto the ball. Did it work? Yes, there was a definite level of swerve provided, but the released boot still needed a lot of development. These are every boot collectors dream pair – I’d personally just like 10 minutes in them just to strike a few free-kicks!