The one we have all longed for! The Predator Mania…
Following the Predator 94 and the Predator Accelerator remakes, comes the Predator MANIA… the most celebrated and most famous of Predator football boots in recent history. Released in 2002 as the after the Predator Precision, the Mania broke new ground and dominated the FIFA World Cup in South Korea & Japan.
Like the previous two releases the Predator Mania are a Limited to just 1825 pairs worldwide! At £260/€325 there not cheap, but considering the original Mania’s are on auction site selling for over£400/€500 in used condition, it’s an investment not to be missed.
Take a step back in time to 2002 and the original adidas Predator Mania was announced to the world. Heralded as the champion of all Predators if not all boots. Huge advancements in technology along with an unmatched designed and a range of breathtaking colourways, the Mania truely evolved how boot manufactorers developed into the future… with its k-leather upper the Mania provided unbelievable comfort. Adidas created even more ball swerve than previous models thanks to the rubber swerves on the instep. Not forgetting that the Mania was the lightest Predator of its time. The most eye catching of all was its elasticated tongue which gave the Mania its own unmistakable identity, made famous by many great players such as Beckham, Gerrard, Del Piero and that most famous of Champions League Final goal scorer Zidane!
The remake Predator Mania Instinct LE (to quote its official name!) floods back all these memories and the urge is to lace up, tog out and head for a football pitch. However, like most these will sit proudly on a pedestal in homage of the ‘great one’