Adidas Predator is a range of football boots developed by German sportswear manufacturers Adidas based on a prototype concept from Craig Johnston. The common feature of the Predator range is the presence of rubber patches or strips on the top of the shoe, designed to increase friction between the boot and the ball.
The Predator Accelerator version was released in 1998 to coincide with the FIFA world cup held in France. This boot featured a re-engineered TRX (traxion) outsole, asymmetrical lacing, fore-footed rubber vamps sewn into the leather, and a "feet you wear" insole. It has been regarded as one of the best boots adidas have produced to date. The boot was modelled by some of the greatest players such as Del Pierro, Zidane and David Beckham.