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Milestones – Adidas Predator 1994

The original Adidas Predator released in 1994 was revolutionary in the way it managed to add
power and swerve to the kick thanks to the rubber fins!


It was Craig Johnston back in 1988, footballer from Australia, who was the key man developing
the first Predator. It was his idea to add the rubber fins, he compared it to table-tennis. 

These boots became Adidas biggest revolution in the history of football boots! 

Thank you for reading and next Milestone will be published soon.

Milestones – Puma King 1970

Puma King had a mayor influence during years 1968-1990. It all started in 1966 World Cup when the player of the tournament Eusebio wore the Puma King, the trademark of Puma formstripes are still today the same as back in 1966. Some big names wore Puma King during the years, Pele in 1970, Cruyff in 1974 and Diego Maradona from 1978-1990.

In 1994 World Cup Puma started to struggle when Nike and Adidas launched their new boots.

Puma King 1970.

(Soccerbible- Puma King Pele, Football Boots Vault, 06 April 2011).

Adidas Predator Accelerator Trainer

So here is a result of a small project. I always wanted to have a pair of Predator Accelerator football boots that would be in trainer concept. So what I did was: I bought myself a pair of old and broken Predator Accelerator football boots, I cleaned them properly and I brought them to a local shoemaker. I presented my idea of the boots for the shoemaker and he gladly accepted the request, but he couldn’t promise 100% it would work, he said he will keep me updated while it progress. 

  
After about 10 weeks he had them finished. I went to his shop and he told me about the hard work it took to converte the boots to trainers. He also found a original “retro” adidas soleplate to use in them! Will certainly do it over again sometime in the future.