Okay, you want to find out about the Adidas Youth Predito hard ground cleats, and I want to tell you about them. Let’s do this.
Much like the Adult Predator line, this particular shoe is black with yellow stripes and cleats and is also offered in other colors. The stripe pattern is modified a little with a slight arch to each stripe, and each stripe is cut through by smaller, thinner stripes. The inside of the foot is cut by black lines and the outside is cut by silver lines. The striking surface is fenced in by yellow stitching, and the surface itself has this sweet black on yellow design that, to me, resembles the diagram people try and explain string theory with. Of course the back of the heel has the same basic design as the rest of the predator line, so no worries there. I’m not the biggest fan of some color schemes Adidas has produced, but this one definitely works. It maintains the classic boot base color with black, but it works in yellow, or what Adidas is calling “sun yellow,” really well without being obnoxious about it. I like the fact that the cleats are yellow—it just works.
I know, the shoe looks cool, but will it hold up with use? The answer, my friends, is yep. It isn’t made with full calf grain leather like the adult Predator shoes, but it’s still made with decent synthetic leather that will hold up game after game. The cleat pattern on the bottom will keep the little ones from twisting ankles and things of that nature. The insole of the shoe is soft and comfortable without sacrificing support, so, again, your kid’s feet will be protected. At $29.74 a pair, these shoes are a solid pickup for a hard ground shoe. I know it’s towards the end of the season, but, at that price, it might be worth it to pick up a pair for the start of next season!
Written by: Kris Dyer, soccerprose.com
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