[digg=http://digg.com/soccer/Video_Zidane_Tests_the_adidas_Predator_X]The adidas Predator X is the tenth incarnation of one of the most successful and innovative soccer boots ever created. Soccer players around the world might be familiar with various Predator boot since they’ve been around since the 1990s.
Here’s the spiel from adidas on the new Predator X boots along with a video of legendary France, Juventus and Real Madrid footballer Zinedane Zidane test driving them.
The adidas Predator X has arrived with expectation of been the ‘most powerful football boot in the world.’ Its improved power not only helps in its aim to achieve more swerve and control but gives the player more confidence in their performance. Through vigorous testing the Predator X is proven to have on average 7% more kicking power than the most recent Predator football boot.The boot has been designed with the help and insight from one of the greatest footballers of all time, Zinedine Zidane, and will be worn some of the best players in the modern game such as Steven Gerrard and Michael Ballack.
– new ‘Powerspine’ inspired by the revolutionary ‘fingersave’ technology. It is positioned in the inner sole and aims to minimise the energy lost when striking a ball.Swerve:
– the new main aim of the new Predator is the improved swerve in the strike of the ball. Positioned on the kicking zone of the boot, the Predator element is a mix of rubber and silicon meaning it is lightweight but impactful.
– Optifit technology brings the upper materials in all areas as close as possible to the top of the foot. The football boot is constructed from Taurus leather which combines a weather and abrasion proof material with lightweight features.