No. 5 – adidas Predator Accelerator
Highlight: A true power boot that lit up the 1998 World Cup. Probably the most popular Predator boot released.
I can’t help but admit that these boots are my favorite Predators ever released. They are not light and the technology is in your face, but when they hit the market they were truly revolutionary and a real power boot. The Predator Zone was composed of specifically positioned rubber panels through the forefoot that allowed for added power behind shots. 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. Zidane scored twice in the finale to help France win.