Milestones – Adidas Predator Accelerator

It is still regarded as one of the best boots Adidas ever produced. The Predator Accelerator was released in 1998 along with the FIFA world cup in France. The boot was advertised by some of the greatest players like Zidane and David Beckham. France won Brazil 3-0 and Zizou scored twice! 



This boot featured a re-engineered TRX outsole, asymmetrical lacing for larger striking surface, the rubber fins sewn into the leather gives a swerve when hits the ball. The boot’s weight about 300 grams and consists of several layers of high quality leather. Also in my opinion one of the few Predators that have a non-clumsy feeling when played in.


Adidas released this boot in four colours: Black/white/red, white/black/red, red/black/white and in a limited edition colourway called Electricity yellow.

Adidas Predator Mania Remake 2017

This boot was the main subject everyone talked about this week, the Predator Mania remake from the Adidas “Champagne Pack”. They were released the 3rd of May. I tired to buy a pair but again, third time a row with limited releases, didn’t manage to get to buy s pair… The boots was released at Adidas websitenaround 8.00 GMT and I queued 50 minutes until it said “Sold Out”. Then I got a new chance on Pro-Direct Soccer around 9.02 GMT and added a pair to my basket and paid, I were not over thrilled as I had been in the same situation many times 😛 6 hours later I get a mail from Pro-Direct Soccer saying “Sorry you missed out”… Nothing new here xD


As usually you find the boots on eBay, where people trying to sell the same boots that were released few hours ago, asking for a good profit ofcourse. Some of them will sell for a high price and some will probably end selling for closer to the retail price in few months. 

To cheer up a bit I took the time to photoshoot the original Adidas Predators with the real tongues! 


From the first Adidas Predator Rapier 1995 with folded tongue, ending with the Adidas Predator Powerswerve in 2008-2009.

Few of my favourites in the past years:


Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg, 1998 (Made in Germany with 8 studded soleplate)


Adidas Predator Mania Sg, 2002 (Made in Germany)


Adidas Predator Precision Sg, 2000 (Made in Germany and worn by Abelardo as central defender in Barcelona)

Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg “Made in Germany”!

My newest addition to the collection. Definitely one of the rarest Adidas Predator boots ever made, measured to meet the players foot size with high quality leather. The boots are made in Germany, public ones are made in Indonesia. 


Compared to the public releases these boots got a softer and thinner leather with more stiching, making them slightly lighter and stronger. Adidas also added a rubber strap to keep the tongue on place. Also the tongue is longer than normally and can be folded lower.


Most special thing about these are ofcourse the soleplate with 8 screw in studs, providing a better grip. 

Such a beautiful boot and really thankful for owning this pair in excellent condition!

Top 10 Pickups of 2016!

So as some of you know I’m every year making a list of my Top 10 Pickups of the year, not top releases of the year but boots that I have bought!

So here is the boots so far:

10. Adidas Ace17+ PureControl Fg Custome painted


9. Nike Hypervenom Phantom SE “Transform” limited edition 560 pairs made with heat-active upper!


8. Nike Mercurial Superfly IV “What The Mercurial”, released in early 2016 and hit the world with a crazy colourway consisting of 16 past Mercurial colours!


7. Adidas Predator Accelerator 1998 Sg “Made in Germany”, only one word: Rarest Predators!


6. Adidas F50 99 Gram, limited edition 181 of 299 pairs made. World’s lightest boots ever made, only 99g!


5. Nike Mercurial SL Fg, entirely made of carbon-fibre! Limited edition 1059 of 2008 pairs made.


Keep an eye on my blog and InstaGram @toffem for the best of the best in my Top 10 Pickups of 2016!

Restored!

A small restoration spray paint can really bring your old boots back to life. But make sure to clean the boots very good before staring any restoration job!

For the best cleaning result you can easily use a nailpolish or any kind of aceton, but be careful of not using too much as it will remove the original colour.

So here is two of my recent pairs that have been restorepainted. Adidas Predator Accelerator Liga white and Adidas Predator Hysteria. The best material to restore paint is leather. Syntethic materials works but the colour will vanish quite fast…


The result can be almost like new boots! It’s definitely worth doing and saving some of your beloved boots!

Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg


Found the missing original studs for the Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg 😏 The search for old studs like these are difficult as they only made these between years 1998-2004. They made these Adidas screw in studs in grey, black and white. Every stud has two adidas logos on them. 

Only for some proffesionals sponsored by Adidas and “Made in Germany”! These might be the rarest Predators to be found, definitely one of the best looking.


I try to create different and unique pictures in every photoshoot, this time I tried to kind of copy an old Adidas advertisment. Haha hope you like it and yeah it’s me on the picture.

Last 6 Boot Additions


Here’s 6 of my latest additions to my collection!

Here we got:

  • Nike Mercurial Superfly II “Safari”, first boot in Cristiano Ronaldo signature boots. A crazy colourway!
  • Nike Mercurial Superfly IV “What the Mercurial”. Consists of 16 slices of the most memorable Mercurials in the history, all combined to a single boot!
  • SB50 Nike Vapor Untouchable 2, an american football boot with so much class that it really reminds me of Nike Mercurial Superfly IV!
  • Adidas Ace16+ PureControl custome painted by a local artist maalinetti. Revealed in eraly 2016 and much talked boot with laceless technology. I decided to add some white to the boot and they ended up really great.
  • Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Sg-Pro, there is not much I need to tell about these boots. Only 100 pairs made globally and one of the most sought after boots!
  • Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg, last but not least! One of the rarest, if not the rarest, Predator ever made. Made in Germany and a proffesional soleplate with screw in studs. If you know your Predators then you know how rare these are! 😉

Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg “Made in Germany” 

So I haven’t added too many Adidas boots lately, maybe cause I haven’t really been a fan of the generations of Adidas 😕But now I recieved a boot that is definitely one of the rarest Adidas boots ever made, if not the rarest of them all… If you know, you know 👌🏻


The boots were only made for some chosen proffesional players and are made in Germany. The boots got higher quality leather and stitching. Also the huge upgrade on these is the soleplate with screw in studs!


The hunt after few more original studs starts now, so if you got any original Adidas screw in studs in grey from year 1998-2004 then send a DM 🙏🏻

Best Predators ever?

  
Adidas made an end to the epic journey of Predator in 2015, for me I think the Predator era ended already after the last Predator made of leather, the Predator Adipower in 2011!

All of us football boot fans out there, we all have some favourites in the Predator range? Although I have been playing in Nike Mercurial the last 10 years I have always had respect for the Adidas Predator! I used to play in Precision, Mania and Pulse back in the days. Ofcourse as a passion for football boots I have also tried out almost every single boot in the Predator range.

So these are my three favourites:

  • Adidas Predator Accelerator 1998
  • Adidas Predator Precision 2000
  • Adidas Predator Mania 2002

  
A part from these three pairs I also recommend to try:

  • Adidas Predator Pulse 2004
  • Adidas Predator Powerswerve 2008

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