No. 6 – adidas adiPower Predator
Highlight: The Predator that featured silicon rubber and 3D fins on the Predator Element for power and control.
Outside of the whole Power element of this boot, adidas shifted to a whole new dynamic – lightweight! Weighing in at 7.8oz, it is hard to comprehend this boot still sits in the power category, but it does. adidas has managed to shave some weight in the soleplate by using a new PowerSpine design and through the upper, where they have used a Taurus leather. Taurus is not quite as soft as K-leather, but it still molds to your feet excellently. When it comes to the Predator Element, you will notice there are three different colored regions: Blue, Yellow and Black. As you move from the lowest blue region, through the yellow and to the top, the 3D fins on each section is gradually raised from the boot. It creates a solid and very smooth strike zone. Ultimately, adidas has pulled off lightweight with power on this release – a extraordinary feat.