Adidas Reviews, Latest Reviews, Predator Reviews — July 10, 2014 at 2:00 am

Adidas Predator Instinct Review

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It seems like the Adidas Predator series has been around forever, and that’s because it has. With the release of the Predator Instinct, we’re now 20 models in with one of the most iconic lines in soccer cleat/football boot history. The Instinct maintains many of the same elements found on the Predator LZ and LZ 2 models, while also making some pretty significant changes, not only in the overall appearance, but also how the shoe is built.

Comfort/Fit

The Predator Lethal Zones models took the Predator series in a whole new direction. The Predators went from being leather to synthetic, and also implemented a variation of the very popular SprintFrame, making them very light in comparison to classic Predator models. The Instinct maintains the synthetic upper, but drops the lightweight SprintFrame, making for a much more significant difference in feel and performance than you might expect.

Just like the LZ models, the Instinct features a HybridTouch synthetic upper, a material that aims to provide a leather-like feel, while still maintaining the benefits of a synthetic. The HybridTouch upper is on the thinner side, but still has a slightly padded feel to it, giving it a somewhat leather-like sensation on foot. Due to the repositioning of the rubber Lethal Zones, where the upper is free of any rubber mainly across the top of the forefoot, the upper flexes and moves much more naturally with the bend of your foot. This minor change makes the Predator Instinct by far the most comfortable of all the synthetic Preds.

Another noticeable change coming from the LZ 1 and 2 to the Instinct, is the much more natural feel of the boot. With the first two LZ models, the rubber elements didn’t necessarily make for an uncomfortable fit, but they did restrict the overall flexibility of the upper. With the Instinct, the redesign and repositioned rubber elements, which in my opinion seem to cover even more of the upper, are very well positioned, not restricting the shape and flexibility of the upper in any way. If I were to wear the Instincts blind folded, I would never guess that there were so many rubber striking elements across the entire upper. It just feels very natural.

The inside of the shoe is also worth talking about, as Adidas has incorporated some interesting new features. You’ll find that on the underside of the very top part of the tongue, there’s a Velcro-esque material. Imagine the rough side of Velcro that is fine enough to still be tolerable and soft enough to not create any significant discomfort against your skin. The idea is that this Velcro material will grip your sock, locking the tongue in place and not allowing it to slide over while playing, a very common issue for soccer cleats. It sounds great, and again, did not cause any discomfort, but I honestly didn’t find this feature to be all that effective. After a two hour playing session the tongue would still slide out of place. No big deal, but still worth noting.

The heel liner is also pretty interesting. If you get the launch Battle Pack colorway, the liner is made from a smooth synthetic leather material. It’s nothing special, but definitely gets the job done, both in terms of comfort as well as locking your heel securely in place. The colorways that have been made available after the original, feature a combination of synthetic suede and the same Velcro material found on the underside of the tongue. Top part of the Achilles area as well as the sides of the shoe is lined in very soft, synthetic suede, while the deeper portion of the heel features that slightly rough Velcro material. Again, the purpose of the Velcro is to prevent any kind of heel slippage by gripping your sock. It’s effective as long as your shoes fit snug. If your shoes are a little too big, it isn’t going to 100% eliminate all heel slippage, and because of the rougher texturing, you may run into some issues with discomfort. With that said, I didn’t have any issues with either version, and as long as you buy the right size and the shoes fit you properly, you shouldn’t have any issues either.

As far as the insole is concerned, its still removable, still features a smooth mesh liner and is still made from a fairly thin layer of thin foam. It’s nothing special, but certainly gets the job done.

In place of the SprintFrame, the Instinct now features what Adidas calls the Control Frame. Aside from not being as lightweight, more on that later, it’s made from a thicker, very flexible plastic material. The flexibility of the soleplate gives the boot a very natural, smooth sensation when running. Aside from the feel, the Control Frame also has an impact on the fit of the Predator Instinct, in that it’s slightly wider than what we got from the LZ 1 and 2 with the SprintFrame.

Yes the base is wider, but nothing excessive. If you have really wide feet, this may not be the best option, for the simple fact that the Instinct upper is synthetic, so it won’t stretch much, and the rubber Lethal Zones run from the base of the soleplate, directly into the lacing system, on both the medial and lateral sides of the upper, again restricting the boots ability to stretch. The way they fit from right out of the box is more or less the way they’ll fit for the entire lifespan of the boot. It offers a nice snug fit all the way through, very similar to that of the LZ 2, but more flexible due to the repositioning of the rubber elements and new soleplate. As long as you don’t have excessively wide feet, the Predator Instinct should fit you quite comfortably.

In terms of sizing, I wore my usual size 9US for testing, and the fit in the length was absolutely perfect. It’s the same size that I wore in the LZ 1 and 2, so if you’re upgrading from an older Predator model, stick with the same size. If you’re coming from a different line, just know that the Instinct runs true to size, so pick your size accordingly.

Weight

Weight is one of the most significant changes coming from the first two LZ models to the Instinct. The LZ 2, in a size 9US, weighs in at 8oz, where the Instinct, in the same size of course, weighs in at 9.8oz! The increase in weight came as a pretty big surprise to a lot of people, including myself, especially considering that the stud pattern has not changed.

Again, the weight difference is all down to the lack of SprintFrame soleplate. The Control Frame soleplate of the Instinct is significantly thicker and made from what I would describe as a more “heavy-duty” plastic. Of course, its very possible that other elements aside from the soleplate also made for the increase in weight, but its difficult to pin point exactly what those elements are.

We haven’t had a Predator in this weight range since the Powerswerve, but I’m not complaining. Yes the shoe weighs a little more, but it’s more comfortable and fields more solid in comparison to the lighter weight LZ models. If you’re upgrading from the LZ 1 or 2, you’ll definitely notice a difference in weight. With that being said, I didn’t personally have any issues with the weight, but I know some that are more finicky about that kind of thing may not be as happy about the change.

The Predator Instinct is not going to weigh you down, and certainly does not feel “heavy”, but just know that it no longer falls into the “lightweight” category as previous models have. It’s a step towards a more traditional Predator.

Traction

As far as traction is concerned, not much has changed. The new Control Frame soleplate is visually different, but the actual stud pattern remains 90% untouched. You’ll still find four triangular studs under the heel, with six more studs in the forefoot, three on each side. The only change that in my opinion has no impact on the overall performance is the center support stud in the forefoot, which has been moved forward ever so slightly.

In comparison to the LZ 2, other than the Instinct soleplate being a little more flexible, the feel and performance remains the same. The triangular studs have a larger than average profile, so they offer great stability, but don’t penetrate the ground particularly well. The triangular shape is designed to provide a combination of characteristics from both conical and bladed studs, and I would say that this stud pattern provides that feel quite effectively. Its best suited for slightly softer, firm ground, natural grass playing surfaces, at least if you want optimal traction from this particular pattern, but as whole, it gets the job done.

One design aspect of the boot that has somewhat of an impact on the traction experience is actually the rubber elements across the upper. You’ll find that the rubber elements through the forefoot on both the lateral and medial side of the boot, run from the base of the soleplate, directly into the lacing system. This allows the upper to wrap your foot very securely when you pull the laces tight, as the strong rubber material acts as a supportive elements for the soft HybridTouch upper. It’s a similar sensation to that of the EnergySling found on the Nitrocharge 1.0m making for a more responsive feel than you might expect.

I would have liked to have seen something new for the Predator Instinct stud pattern, but what Adidas has delivered definitely gets the job done.

Touch

The Instinct features a new design, a new look, and dramatically different Lethal Zone rubber elements, but the same basic concept remains the same, extra grip on the ball. I’ve always described the LZ 1 and 2, and the same goes for the Instinct, that its one of those shoes that simply isn’t for everyone. If you like having extra grip on the ball, nothing does it better than the Instinct, but if you prefer a more slick touch on the ball, stay away, these are not for you.

As you already know, the upper is made from HybridTouch synthetic, which believe it or not, has very little impact on the overall feel when making touches on the ball. It’s a relatively thin, soft and flexible base layer for the shoe, that feels great, but what makes the Predator Instinct unique, are the rubber Lethal Zones that span the entire upper.

In comparison to the Lethal Zones featured on the LZ 2, the Intinct’s Lethal Zones are thicker, more aggressive and made from what seems like a much softer, more pliable rubber. The rubber elements are still positioned in strategic points on the upper, but due to there larger size, and new zig-zag shape, they span pretty much the entire upper, which makes for a very consistent touch.

The extra grip is something that definitely takes some getting used too, but once you do, it provides a nice sensation of control. That’s not to say that these will improve or aid your ability to control the ball, but it certainly is a unique sensation. Having been familiar with the feel of the LZ 2, a boot that I spent a lot of time wearing, I felt very comfortable almost right away with the Predator Instinct. If you’re new to the concept, just give it some time, and it will all make sense.

It’s a similar experience to that of the LZ 2, but if I had to pick out one noticeable improvement, it would be that the more aggressive, raised elements still grip the ball nicely, but don’t feel quite as clingy, making the extra grip a little more manageable. Either way, its one of those things that certainly isn’t for everyone, and whether or not the Predator Instinct is for you, is something that you have to determine for yourself.

The extra grip is very noticeable no matter what you’re doing. Dribbling, passing, juggling and controlling the ball feel great, as you get that sensation of precision when making more precise, faint touches on the ball.

Along with the redesigned Lethal Zones, Adidas has also included a gel pad on the medial side of the mid-foot, again something that they’re marketing as a control element. As a concept it makes sense, but the final product I found to be a little underwhelming. To the touch, the gel pad is actually quite firm, and features a faint texturing on the surface. It doesn’t really add any significant bulk to the upper, nor does it provide much extra grip. In fact, it really doesn’t do much of anything! You don’t notice it with the shoes on your feet, and honestly, if I wasn’t paying attention, I wouldn’t even notice that it was there. Its not a bad feature, just one that doesn’t have much of an impact on the overall feel.
I suppose its also worth mentioning the ControlFrame soleplate features some texturing around the edge of the soleplate and even the outer sides of the actual studs. It’s a cool looking aspect of the boot, but in terms of it having any benefits when it comes to controlling the ball, there is no impact whatsoever.

Shooting

While the Predator line has more recently been marketed as a “control” boot, the Instinct still maintains that premium striking experience that I have come to expect from the Predator line.

Just like the rest of the overall experience, when striking the ball, you’ll notice a solid amount of extra grip on the ball. The extra grip feels awesome, and as of right now, this is one of my favorite boots for shooting. You get a very aggressive striking element across the top of the foot, a large elements on the outside of the foot, smaller elements that span the top of the forefoot, and rubber elements that border the edge of the soleplate. This means that no matter what part of the foot you use to strike the ball, that extra grip is present and consistent.

Again, you get that sensation of precision due to the extra grip, which feels great, but certainly is not going to improve your power or accuracy. You definitely will find that the rubber elements allow you to more easily generate spin on the ball, but again, I would be hesitant to say that it enhances you ability to hit a particular type of shot.

If you value a great striking experience, the Predator Instinct definitely delivers. Pending that you like having the extra grip when dribbling, passing, controlling the ball, etc, you’ll love the feel of the Instinct when it comes to shooting.

Protection

As far as protection is concerned, the Predator Instinct just feels more solid than what we got from the previous LZ models. You get the slightly padded feel of the HybridTouch upper, with fairly thick rubber covering the majority of the upper. The rubber elements do a great job of providing above average impact protection should you get stepped on, and should you get hit directly on the mid-foot, the gel pad will also provide some excellent protection. The boot also features an internal plastic heel counter, for both stability, as well as protection from kicks to the back of the foot.

If protection is something that you value in a pair of soccer cleats, the Predator Instinct is a very suitable option.

Durability

The Predator Instinct is built like a tank. I have put a ton of hours on the two pairs that I wore for testing, and both pairs have held up extremely well, with no signs of wear at all. The synthetic upper requires no maintenance, and the tough rubber elements act a very protective layer. This is a boot that should easily get you through a season’s worth of play at the very least, but if longevity is what you’re looking for, the Predator Instinct is a great choice.

Please keep in mind that the Firm Ground version of the Predator Instinct, or any FG boot for that matter, is designed for you on natural grass playing surfaces and nothing else. Using any FG boot on turf/artificial grass will have a significant impact on the overall durability of your shoes. What’s nice is that it looks like Adidas is making the Predator Instinct in AG, FG and SG variations, so there’s a model for all different types of playing surfaces.

The Verdict

Overall, the Predator Instinct is not a major change coming from the LZ 2, but in my opinion is a definite improvement. While some may not be happy with the weight increase of the Instinct, I personally feel that it makes for a more comfortable and solid feel, so I personally view this as a plus. The upper is more flexible than its ever been, and the Lethal Zones provide that extra grip, that in my opinion is more easily manageable for first time Predator wearers.

I still stand by the fact that the Predator Instinct quite simply is not for everybody, but if everything in this review sounds good to you, you will most likely have a very positive experience. The Predator Instinct has quickly become one of my go to boots, which is funny because this isn’t generally the style of shoe that I tend to go for. If you were thinking about getting a pair of Instincts, my best advice is to go for it.

Comfort/Fit10 out of 10
Weight7 out of 10
Traction8 out of 10
Touch10 out of 10
Shooting10 out of 10
Protection9 out of 10
Durability9 out of 10
FINAL SCORE63 out of 70 or 90%
Joshua Vujovic (1051 Posts)

My goal is to provide the most detailed, in-depth reviews on all the latest soccer gear. Its very easy to get caught up in all of the hype around the latest soccer equipment, but we're here to point you in the right direction. As a product tester, I always give my honest, unbiased opinion on everything that gets tested, ensuring that you're always getting the most accurate information possible


145 Comments

  1. when will you be doing a test on these boots and I have left a comment on the predators lz 2 sl and wondered if you could reply

  2. Do they fit wide foot, man ? Can u give me some advices about this ?

    • They fit pretty much the same as the previous two LZ models from Adidas. Its not the widest boot, but it certainly isn’t narrow either. Just keep in mind that the rubber elements across the upper will restrict the upper from stretching. Check out the unboxing video above for more info on the fit and sizing of the boot.

  3. Which boots do you prefer out of the predator instinct, evopower 1 or magista opus?

  4. I’m currently using the tiempos and I’d like to know which has better control and shot

  5. When will you do test of the boots the free kicks and traction test

  6. hey josh, I wanted to know if these are like the Predator LZ 1s. I disliked the LZ 1s because they were too rubbery making it harder to get the ball out of my feet. are they as grippy?

  7. What’s better magista obra or predator instinct

  8. Why isn’t there a SG version for this boot?

  9. Hey thank you for the great reviews. I am wondering if you have different stud pattern for instinct. I want to get one for my artificial grass but Adidas does officially have “AG” stud, instead they have “HG (hard ground)” stud. I asked about it to one of Adidas web expert and they said I should get HG for artificial grass.. do you agree with them? I am just wondering if Adidas just changes the name from AG to HG stud..

    Thank you again!

  10. Thanks for the quick response. I was using micoach to make one and i was trying to decide on outsole and ended up asking that question. Anyway thanks!

  11. Does this adidas predator have more protection than the nike mercurial victory 4 (indoor) electro purple

  12. If you have the time, could you do a comparison between the lz 2 and the instinct?

  13. Hey Josh,

    Great review! I tried some on today, and thought they performed very, very well for some basic ball handling, juggling, etc.

    The fit was perfect in length, but, unfortunately, they were too narrow across the forefoot. I had an uncomfortable amount of pressure in the 6th toe/5th metatarsal head region. If I bought a pair, got them soaking wet and worked that region of the boot over a (circular, wooden) broom handle to stretch it out a bit, how much do you think they would stretch?

    • No. The forefoot area doesn’t really stretch. The rubber elements run from the base of the soleplate into the laces, similar to the energysling of the Nitrocharge, and rubber doesn’t stretch.

      • Well, not the answer I wanted to hear, but I appreciate the response. Can you recommend a similar shoe for those of us who need something wider?

  14. Hey Josh, I am aware that due to the rubber elements the hybrid touch won’t stretch too much. With that being said, will the hybrid touch soften up and begin to get more flexible?

  15. Hey josh how much longer till the review is up?

  16. If you had to choose either the Tiempo Legend V or the Predator Instinct, which would you choose and why?

  17. When will u have written reviews

  18. If I have not used any of the preadator LZ modles would this shoe take time to get used to, or just try to stay away from it

  19. My perfect fit in adidas f5 messi is sz 10.5US, so what sz should i get for the adidas predator lz2 samba pack?
    Thanks josh!

  20. Which do you prefer this or the evoPOWER?? Thanks

  21. is the material on these softer than the lz 2

  22. When will the full review be up ?

  23. Joshua I am a huge fan of your videos, very helpful anyway I’m a fast player who loves to shoot from range should I buy these or rather a lightweight boot such as the adizero or mercuria

  24. Hey Josh which takedown is better nitrocharge 2.0/3.0 or instinct absolado?
    which has better comfort and good for fairly wide feet?

  25. Hey josh i was wondering what boot makes a more comforting feel and that grippy sensation the f50 adizero samba or the predator absolion instinct

    • You’re definitely going to get more grip on the ball from the Predator line, but instead of going for the latest Absolion, it might be worth it to take a look at a pair of top end LZ 2.

  26. Im on a budget and I was wondering what shoe is the most comfortable and durable the veloce 2 or the predator absolion instinct

  27. Is there a difference between the predator instinct World Cup color way and all the other predator instinct colors because I have noticed that the material on the inside of the boot at the heel is different.

  28. When will u have written review

  29. hi josh! huge fan.. great work you doing best reviews of internet!
    i have a question.. about the sizing ,comparing to nike tiempo legend IV size 44.5 EUROPE which size should i wear in this adidas predator instinct.

    Greetings

  30. will your written review be done soon? because im making my mind up on what boots to buy for next season 🙂

  31. Hey Josh, how long did it take you to get used to the extra grip?? I just got mine & i’m having a hard time dribbling at speed and juggling the ball because of the extra grip…

  32. I’m getting a pair of cleats and i don’t know what to get, what do you prefer the nike hypervenom or adidas predator instinct

  33. thank you, i appreciate it!

  34. for someone on a budget would you recomend the ones below these, and to you still get the rubber element? also what shoe on a 100$ budget would you recommend for someone thats fast is a winger, long distance shots and crossing. If you could reply that would be great. 🙂

    • If you;re looking for this style of shoe, the Absolion Instinct is a decent option, but you also may want to consider a pair of top-end Predator LZ 2, the older model, for the same price. Check out the Super Deals section on my site, you might be surprised at how many different options are out there for $100. Please keep in mind that your position and playing style has absolutely nothing to do with what shoes you should wear. Check out this video for more on what I’m talking about

  35. Hey josh I’m looking for light football shoe what shoe would you recommend please answer back that would be great 🙂

  36. I tried the predator instincts on in the store and thought that the heel was weird on them, it felt like it was lower then most boots, do you feel the same thing? or does it change when they are broken in

  37. Would you say there is a vast improvement between the instinct and the lz and lz 2?

    • I feel like the Predator Instinct is the best of the synthetic Preds. Its by far the most comfortable, and I much prefer the feel and positioning on the rubber lethal zones on the Instinct in comparison to previous models. With that said, there are some great deals on the LZ 2 right now, and they’re still very good boots.

  38. Hey josh! I’m currently debating in whether to get the predator instinct or the magista Obra. Can you help me out?

  39. What would you recommend to me? Adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 or Adidas Predator Instinct? I like both of them but I’m a bit confused

  40. Hey Josh,may I know what is the main differences between the Absolion and Instinct?Is the Absolion really that bad?

  41. could you do a review on adidas predator incurza and adidas rs7

  42. Hey Josh, what size should I order in predator instinct if F50 adizero fits perfectly in size 9.5 UK, also which would you recommend for playing experience striking the ball ( I am a striker) and step in comfort and responsive feel? Thank you

    • If your looking at the Pred, the same size should work great. Keep in mind that your position on the field has nothing to do with what shoes you should wear. The new Nitrocharge 1.0 might also be worth considering.

      • The Nitrocharge 1.0 2? Also thanks. May I also ask you which colour of the Nitrocharges you like best as I am undecided should I choose them? Thanks again.

  43. I’m wanting to get the predator instinct, but will it make my shots curve more or it will it not make a big difference?

  44. Hey Josh,
    will you be getting the adidas F50’s in the black and neon orange?

  45. Hi Josh, im looking for another pair of soccer cleats. I am currently using ctr360 maestri iii and they are great. Im looking for a cleat that is comfortable and provides a good feel for the ball. Im worried predators are too bulky for me and I have heard the rubber really gets in your way. The magista obra would be my next choice but I worry about the durability. I was hoping you could pass along some advice and/or a recommendation. Thanks!

  46. Which do you prefer the adidas predator instinct or the magista obra? And why?
    Looking forward to your reply

  47. Hey Josh,

    how would you compare the Nike CTR360 Maestri III to this new Predator Instinct in terms of fit?

    And if I wear a 9,5 US in the CTR, should I go with a 9 US in the instinct?

    Thanks

  48. Do the normal Predators (red + black) have the carry bags too, or are those only for the mi Adidas customized boots?

  49. Hi
    I play on a pitch that is quite hard, dusty and abrasive. I was wondering if you could help me out on which shoes or stud patterns would be best for this kind of situation based on your experience. Thanks for your help:)

  50. Hi josh, I wanted to ask you about the pred’s sizing. I went to an adidas store and tested an 8 us, and in the front part it has a exact fit without any space left but i feel that they are a little tight on the sides, and a 8.5 us and i felt ok around the sides but on the front a fell like there is a .5 length from my biggest finger. Based on your experience after breaking them in what size would you recommend me? Im currently a tiempo legend 4 in a 9 us and they lack a little responsiveness.

    • Sounds like they might not be wide enough. The 8US sounds like its the right size, but if they’re uncomfortably tight width-wise, then maybe its not the shoe for you. I don’t really recommend going up in size to compensate for the width. Keep in mind that they’re brand new as well, and will give a little after some wear time. As long as they aren’t uncomfortably tight, you should be fine.

  51. Will you please do the review of the new colourway for the hypervenom in sg pro

  52. Hey Josh I was wondering if the soleplate of the pred instinct is as flexible as the soleplate of the tiempo legend 5. Thanks

    • I would say that it’s similar when it comes to flexibility, but a little thicker in comparison. I personally have no issues with either soleplate, and these are two shoes that I wear more often than anything else.

  53. I tried my friends absolado instinct and I really didn’t like the comfort of the mid foot. Will the instinct have more comfort around the mid foot?

  54. I have the mv9 in an 8.5 US and I have grown out of them and I have no space left in the toe (maybe a half a pinkie finger width ) would these fit right in a 9 thanks and great review

  55. I got my mv9 last Christmas and they are just starting to rip around the edges of the sole plate so I need these to last at least till next Christmas at least will they make it

  56. I have pretty narrow feet and my mv9’s are a perfect width. Would the instinct be too wide for me? Should I just get the mvx?

  57. Thanks for all the replies

  58. What shoe would you say would be good for a defender?

  59. HEY josh , i having a hard decision between Mizuno ignitus 3 vs this ( pReDaToR INstinct ) .. i would prefer light-weight shoes but i also prefer controls element shoes.

    i played midfielder attacking mid.

    i would like to hear your opinion 🙂 .. thanks for all the review , those helps

    • You’re position has nothing to do with what shoes you should wear. With that said, I personally prefer the Preds over the WI3, but they’re both great shoes.

      • thanks for the fast reply !!!

        i appreciate it 🙂

        how much is PREDATOR now cost ??? i have a retail store that would give me with $148 in size 10..

        if u had a better price range retail store please shared with me …. TH

  60. josh …

    how much are these PREDATORS NOW??

  61. wich is better nike tiempos or adidas predator instict. i play defense and i use tiempos now but i kinda want to get adidas predator. should i. Or wich shoe do you recomend for a cb\rb.

  62. Hi Josh,

    Which shoe would you recommend for a CDM who loves to have control on the ball. I am also a set piece specialist. I am confused between the new Predator instinct and Nike magista Obra!

    Can you let me know which shoe is better?

    Thanks,
    Datta

  63. Hey Josh I have pair of Predator Instincts
    and there starting to really wear out and I have only had them for about two and a half months I want to know if I have been using them to much or the durability isn’t that good
    Thanks

  64. For the start of my season but changed to normal grass

  65. Hey Josh,

    I wear a size US Size 9.5 for the Wave Ignitus 3 and Puma King SL.

    Which size should I go for the Predator and Nitrocharge?

    Im planning on getting either. Thanks mate.

  66. Hello,

    I’m looking for a new pair of boot and I’m really interested in both the magista opus and Adidas predator instinct.

    Which one do You think are better? Especially in term of comfort ?

    Then, I have the tiempo legacy in size 44EU (us10 I think), so which size should I take for thèse boots?

    Thanks a lot

    • They’re both great shoes, it just depends on what type of feel that you’re looking for. The Preds provide tons of extra grip on the ball, while the Opus is thinner and offers significantly less grip. Check out the written reviews for both shoes, they should give you a really good idea of the differences. If you’re a 10US in the Legacy, you’ll most likely need a 10US in the Opus and a 9.5US in the Pred.

  67. Hello,
    I’m wearing a Tiempo Legend V, US8 (UK7) Just fit
    Should i wear Predator Instinct, US8 (UK7.5)? Or US7.5 (UK7)?

    Should Follow the US or UK size?

  68. Hey Josh I want to buy the Adidas Predator Instinct AG Black/White/Solar Red in US size 9 but when i go to buy it online it says UK 8.5 and I have changed it but it still says 8.5. If I but UK 9.5 will it be US 9 or what because I want to get the ID PERSONALIZATION so if they do not fit me then I can’t return it and get another size. So basically I want a US size 9 and it doesn’t let me get the size because when I go to checkout it says US side 8.5 so I’m confused can you help me please.

  69. Hey josh I know it is a little late but I have a pair of predator instincts in a size 11 in the ag version and I was wondering if the fg fits the same as the ag. Any response is apperciated thanks

  70. Hey Josh, when I was breaking in the instincts I used the thick version of Trusox and after I felt they were broken in I switched to the thin version but I then realized that the hybrid-touch upper over stretched since it was much softer than LZ 2 out the box. I did have the correct sizing since my toes were at the edge of the boot, did I use the Trusox the wrong way?

  71. first, keep up the good work! big fan!
    Adidas released a new Instinct now in 2015, are you gonna review them as well or are they pretty much the same only new colors?

  72. Hey Josh! Im just wondering that which do u prefer the best?? the f50 adizero 2014 samba or the predator instict battle pack?? I cant decide between these two because im interested in both boots.

    • They’re two distinctly different boots when it comes to feel. My preference would probably be the Pred, but it really depends on what type of feel that you’re looking for.

  73. Hey Josh. Im thinking of getting a new pair of boots. The boots that i am interested in right now is the F50 adizero and the predator instinct. Which do u recommend??

    • They’re two distinctly different boots when it comes to feel. My preference would probably be the Pred, but it really depends on what type of feel that you’re looking for.

  74. Hey Josh, I just wanna ask, if you had the Puma evoPOWER 1.2 and the Adidas Predator Instinct, which one would you prefer ?

  75. Hi Josh

    I currently wear a UK9 Coppa mundial – I have tryed on the UK9 Preadtor instinct but it’s too tight ! Would u recommend going for the uk 10 ?

    Thanks
    Stuart

  76. Hi Joshua, im looking for a boot to replace my CTR360 Maestri. Its a shame that Nike decide to shutdown Maestri so every day is harder to find them on the market, hard to accept but i think is time to move on, Im playing forward/ Wing position and basically im looking for all around light boot do you think the feel and general performance of Predator could replace CTR’s ? Thanks.

  77. Hey Josh seriously debating on predators. The only thing that concenrs me is the extra grip. I am definitely willing to make a change and adjustment with respect to the grip. However, I guess my question would be if the extra grip sensation is so strong that I will be tripping over the ball?

  78. Hey Josh, I was wondering three things. 1, do you prefer the regular predator instinct, or the crazy light version? 2, does the crazy light colorway get dirty easily compared to other cleats? And 3, do you think they will release more crazy light colorways? Thanks!

  79. Just bought the predators in a 10.5 however, I am currently wearing the adizeros which are a 10 and fit perfectly. I went half up in the predators because of how tight the 10’s were however, now wearing the 10.5s i noticed i have a thumb of space at the top of the shoe, which is kind of big for me as i like them closer to the top. I know u wear a size 9 and u like them very snug. My question is do your toes touch the top of the boot (do u fin them uncomfortable towards the end of a game?)? I’m wondering if i should return them and get a size 10.

  80. Hey Josh, I have a pair of Nitrocharge 1.0 in a size 11 US and they fit perfectly, I want to get a pair of Predator Instinct What size do you recommend? Also How do the Instinct fit compared to the Nitrocharges?

  81. Which boots do you prefer overall?
    Adidas Predator Instinct or Magista Opus?

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