BootAdvisor – Creative Series | Episode 1

BootAdvisor – Creative Series | Episode 1


by One80s (Andrew Gillis)



Welcome to our brand new feature  BootAdvisor – Creative Series.

Our very first episode is by the creative genius One80s on a truly iconic boot the Adidas Predator Accelerator







Year of release:


Worn by:

David Beckham (England), Zinedine Zidane (France),

Allesandro Del Piero (Italy), Marcel Desailly (France),

Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany).


It was a boot I had to buy!

At age 16, it was the first time I spent serious money on any kind of football boot, but I was in need of a new pair, and after seeing some of the world stars rocking these on the big stage – I was sold!

So this boot will always have a special place in my heart.


When I first started illustrating boots, this was one of the first ones I went for. Visually it’s a striking boot to look at – with its sharp, bold colors, it has many elements and textures to it, so it was perfect to get stuck into.


Released to coincide with the France 98 World Cup, the Predator Accelerator was give instant global recognition, worn by the likes of Del Piero, David Beckham and not to mention Zinedine Zidane with his fantastic double strikes in the final against Brazil.


In my opinion, the Accelerator is the most famous of the Predator series, and has the most recognizable features of them all.

The design completely differs from previous models with a new Traxion stud layout system, asymmetrical laces for a cleaner contact surface, rounded fold over tongue, wider curved stripes, a transparent outer sole, and to top it off, more colour ways were available.


Its fair to say, an oldie but a goldie!!

Thanks for reading.

Andrew (One80s)





See more of Andrew’s work HERE!



Episode 2 coming soon!