The All Black Predator Malice Control boot is another bit of something special to come out of the relationship with the All Blacks and sports manufacturer Adidas.
For so many years it was entirely uncool to have black boots, but since the first lot of All Blacks adidas gear was released it has come back into fashion big style.
This coincides with the latest version of the boot being release to coincide with the World Cup.
First look on this it’s continued as leading the design of boots and the Predator really does stay at the top of the pile in my opinion. I’ve also reviewed the Y3 boot earlier this year and for me these are head and shoulder above it.
The subtle pattern on the boots is a bit of a nod to the All Blacks and Japan where the World Cup is hosted, and if i’m honest i’d have been happy without it, but it does display the quality of the craftsmanship in this product to add these nice touches.
Highlights – Predator Malice
The highlights of the boot are an enhanced design to benefit from kicking. This is achieved by a thin layer of raised dots applied to the upper of the boot which benefit the control when making contact with the ball.
Asymetrical lacing also leaves a clean striking area for kicking, especially important for those kicking 9’s and 10’s and other players, we aren’t being positionist here if that’s a thing. We appreciate all players like to kick the ball every now and then.
If you’ve been to this site you know we are big fans of the Predator boots, and this does not change. If you are a kicking back and want to feel control when doing this, especially in the half back positions, we’d recommend these all day long.
They represent the best quality and design of boots for those not in the forwards, so without a doubt if you want a pair of boots to last you then go for these bad boys. At the time of writing they already have good deals on them after there release at the World Cup, hopefully you could grab yourself a bargain before Christmas. If all else fails and they are out of your price range, check somewhere like Lovell Rugby out to see what the best prices are.
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