Giant football boots and sports gear maker Adidas has revealed the highly-anticipated the Predator 20 Mutator with DEMONSKIN, an all-new technology developed to enhance grip on the ball and maximise control. Just in case you don’t know about DEMONSKIN, it is a new breakthrough technology for adidas football, made up of a textured spike layer on the Predator 20 Mutator upper.
DEMONSKIN spikes have been deliberately crafted to wrap the front and side of the boot in a formation that aligns to key contact points with the ball, combining to give players enhanced control and touch on the ball, whilst also promoting spin when striking. So yes, technology is and will make a difference in ball control, passes and enhance your gameplay, so tech haters will have to deal with it!
Predator 20 Mutator sees the boot’s iconic shape re-imagined further, with a striking silhouette centring on a high collar and low-cut front creating a sharp and streamlined design mutation. The new Predator 20 Mutator features new outsole enhancing control zones, whilst the addition of high-performance polyamide-injected layers help stabilise movement further.
A two-plate stud configuration that reduces weight and allows a 360 design where the upper material wraps under the foot. This construction, together with the Sockfit collar that locks down and adjusts to the unique contours of the wearer’s foot, ensures anatomical fit for support. The inclusion of Hybrid studs further amplifies the boot’s level of rotation and traction.
Several football legends have donned the Predator collection and the line has continued to become a go-to option for footballers as well. It has been modeled by the likes of David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Steven Gerrard, with the new generation of players continuing the trend. The following stars will rock the Predator 20: Paul Pogba, Becky Sauerbrunn, Marc-André ter Stegen and Tessa Wullaert.