adidas Initiator Pack | Made for the influencers of the game

Last week adidas gave us a little sneak peek to the Initiator Pack, with their launch of the futuristic Copa 19+. Now adidas is ready with the rest of the Initiator Pack, which not only includes new colours, but also updates on one of the most popular boots out there, the Predator boot.

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Made for the influencers of the game. The new Initiator Pack is made in a true ‘OG’ colourway. The Initiator Pack includes colourways, that makes us at Unisport HQ think back on some of the greatest adidas boots. To be a true initiator you have to be on in front in the game, you have to think differently, and you have to be the decisive factor on the pitch. adidas has made sure, that you get the right tools for the job, and now you just have to choose which type of initiator you want to be. Go influence the game and change it.

adidas Nemeziz and X

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adidas is ready with a new colourway for both the regular Nemeziz and the Nemeziz Messi edition. The Nemeziz 18+ comes in a white design and a black disruptive pattern, 3 stripes and forefoot, while the soleplate is made in a split black and red colourway. Stunning job adidas.
If you need a bit more colour in your life, then the new Nemeziz Messi is just for you. The boot comes in a red and blue design, with 3 silver stripes on the site. We know that Messi is fond of getting some colourful and bold boots, but it’s like adidas has found a good solution for keeping it simple and yet eye-catching. Seems like a perfect match, when Messi is combining the Barcelona Home Shirt with his new Nemeziz 18.1 boots.

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The new adidas X 18+ Initiator Pack is all about getting you one step in front of your opponents. We instantly think back on the old black and red Predator boot, when looking on the new X 18+ colourway, and the colours is a match for the lightweight boot. But adidas has hidden some awesome design elements in the Skeletal Weave. At first glance it looks like an ordinary black upper with white 3 stripes. But if you take a closer look you see the red colour incorporated into the Skeletal Weave.

adidas Predator 19+

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This isn’t just an ordinary colour update, but there are also updates on the Predator boot, which now is called 19+ instead of 18+. The Predator 19+ comes with a minor facelift in terms of the heel and upper, while the looks of the boot is pretty much the same. Looking on the upper we see two changes: the knit pattern and forefoot lines. The knit pattern is a gradient fade, that improves the upper and comfort in the boot. The forefoot lines are subtle tech zones, that reinforces the defense/offense mode, so you always are ready to control the ball no matter if you’re creating the game or controlling the opponents. The most eye-catching change is the Predator 19+ heel cap, which is mad with a sharper design and aggressive lines for a better protection and fit around the heel.

adidas Copa 19+

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Last week adidas introduced their new Copa 19+ boots that looks like something from the future. adidas revolutionised the Copa DNA, which gives us a boot that is packed with the latest technologies, giving you a next level boot. The Copa 19+ comes with the innovative Fusionskin, that offers you the best possible touch, while reducing the water absorption, so you don’t get heavy boots during rainy days. The upper is still made from a comfy K-leather material, while a X RAY Vamp keeps your foot closer to the ball and educing any form of slippage. All in all the new Copa is a new standard for leather boots, and we can’t wait to see what Paulo Dybala is going to do, when playing in these stunning boots. But we mustn’t forget the colourway, which is inspired by the always classy Champagne Pack colourway, a true classic deserves only the best.

Be the initiator on the indoor courts

Are you only playing indoor football or futsal? Then don’t worry, adidas has the boots that you need. You can’t get the Initiator Pack made for indoor or futsal courts as well as giving you the latest and awesome colourway for your favourite adidas boots. But if you get the adidas boots for indoor, then you also get comfort as the top statement boots comes with the awesome BOOST cushioning. Making your trip to the indoor courts even better than before.

adidas got you covered no matter what type of player you are. All the popular adidas silos are made in the Initiator Pack, and you can get the already now at Unisport.

Yes you didn’t read wrong, the Predator 19+ and Nemeziz 18+ have gotten even better prices, which means that you can get some of the most popular adidas boots at an awesome price. So now is the time for you to strike, if you previously have backed down on getting the boots that you’ve desired the most.

adidas Launch The X 18+ «Cold Mode»

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The faster players out there will know the importance of retaining sensation in your toes for sprinting in the colder months, and adidas have the solution with the X 18+ “Cold Mode”.

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Featuring PrimaLoft technology to not only keep your feet warm, but dry also, the latest X 18+ arrives for the winter months looking the part with a colour combination of “Raw Green/Night Cargo/Clear Mint”. The speckled effect heel is interrupted by a spike of green that runs down from the forefoot on a soleplate that remains untouched.

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The only real change here is the PrimaLoft insulation, and it’s quite a significant one. The PrimaLoft tech comes with the approval of the US army, who initially requested a water-resistant material that provided enhanced warmth without the bulk, for efficient insulation with better breathability.

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that all of this in a football boot would significantly alter its look and performance, but it doesn’t, and the X 18+ still looks as sleek as ever. Along with the assurance you’ll be able to feel your toes this winter, and this innovation breakthrough has to be a winner.

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For those that favour laces, the 18.1 is also available as part of the «Cold Mode» pack, along with respective versions of the Predator 18 and Nemeziz 18 series. The only thing stopping the «Cold Mode» pack being fully winter equipped is that adidas are only releasing the collection in FG…

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ADIDAS PREDATOR TELSTAR 2018 WORLD CUP EDITION

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adidas surprises us with the release of a limited edition of the adidas Predator boot inspired by the 2018 Russia World Cup.

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The Germans keep showing that 2018 is their year and after the launch of the World Cup boots of the Energy Mode Pack, they have decided to release a second version of the adidas Predator for the disqualifying stage which share the design of the official Telstar World Cup football with a decoration in white and red as a tribute to the host country under the name «MECHTA», «dream» in Russian.

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The new adidas Predator Telstar presents a new pixeled design with the corporate colors of the brand over with the three adidas stripes over it in a golden hue. In the heel has also been added the logo of the World Cup that stands out over the black background in gold, the color of the prize, the color of success.

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Its technical characteristics are the ones that we have already described more than once: an incredibly soft Primeknit upper with a 3D finish in the forefoot achieved thanks to the different layers of this fabric that is completely protected by the ultra-thin synthetic lining that adidas calls ControlSkin.

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The sole doesn’t change either on a functional level, it keeps the ControlFrame plate combined with Boost, a material that is also present in the inner insole. Also, adidas has once again provided this element with an spectacular look, matte golden and black hues that won’t go unnoticed.

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Nike Always Forward Pack – First Look

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The Nike Always Forward pack was unveiled with an on-sale date of October 17th. The pack features a blue Phantom Vision, Hypervenom, and Tiempo along with a Volt color on the Mercurial Vapor and Superfly. Always Forward will come in two waves with the second set to debut later this year.

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The Nike Always Forward colorway was focused on players being cool under pressure and took inspiration from NASA. The deep blue featured on the cleats is actually the same color used by NASA to keep astronauts calm. Knowing that takes away any excuses for panicking when you’re on the ball.

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The Volt yellow used on the Superfly and Mercurial Vapor is a classic and beloved Nike color aimed more at game changers. It has been seen on everything from Barcelona FC jerseys to soccer cleats previously. It is no accident that it is featured on the Superfly and Mercurial Vapor as they are Nike’s dedicated speed silos. It’s not hard to imagine Christian Pulisic or Tobin Heath changing the game in a flash wearing these brightly colored cleats.

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With the latest colorway already debuted on the field by Mal Pugh and Tobin Heath, you can look forward to seeing these on pitch everywhere very soon. They shouldn’t be hard to pick out.

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We take a look at who made the cut in what turned out to be a busy week of limited edition, next-generations, custom, and throwback boot spotting.

It’s that time of the week again. We take a look at who made the cut in what turned out to be a busy week of limited edition, next-generations, custom, and throwback boot spotting. From Madrid to Millwall, via Toronto and Turin. Let’s go…

Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) PUMA x Pro:Direct ONE 18.1

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Hector Bellerin switched into the LDN City Pack edition of the PUMA ONE as Arsenal beat Watford 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday. The pack was a PUMA x Pro:Direct collaboration with London influencers Poet & Yinka, and featured a design inspired by London tower blocks and the people that fill them.

Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) PUMA x Pro:Direct Future 2.1

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West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic was also repping the LDN City Pack in the capital this weekend as he switched into the Future 2.1 edition in the Hammers’ 3-1 win over former Premier League heavyweights Man United. The Future boot also featured a tower block aesthetic with a «No Ball Games» sign on the heel.

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) adidas Predator Accelerator

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Sheffield United midfielder Mark Duffy has managed to get his hands on a pair of the adidas Predator Accelerator re-releases to wear for the first time against Millwall on Saturday. In typical Predator style Duffy bagged himself a hat-trick of assists as the Blades came out 3-2 winners. These will never not look good on pitch.

John Fleck (Sheffield United) Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III

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Duffy’s central midfielder partner John Fleck was also representing the old school on Saturday as he whipped out his Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III boots. The Scotsman has been wearing the 2004 edition for the entire 2018/19 season to date. Another boot that we’ll never tire of seeing on pitch.

Cristian Penilla (New England Revolution) Nike Mercurial Vapor

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The craftiest boot spot of the week goes to Cristian Penilla for colouring in his Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 boots to look like an adidas Nemeziz. Yep, we see you Cristian. To be fair it’s not a bad attempt at all, but adidas may have a few words if he’s an official Three Stripes player. That’s if they even spot it…

Victor Camarasa (Cardiff City) Mizuno Morelia Neo II

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It’s good to see more Mizuno representation in the Premier League at any time, but especially when their boots look this sharp. Cardiff City’s Victor Camarasa was sporting the «Gold/Black» Morelia Neo II on Sunday as his side lost at home to fellow Premier League strugglers Burnley.

Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) PUMA Future 2.1

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Antoine Griezmann was wearing a custom PUMA Future Netfit 2.1 boot in the goalless Madrid derby at the weekend. The design was created and hand painted by Orravan Design – the man behind numerous custom boots on the pro scene including designs for Lukas Podolski & Bakary Sako. Griezmann’s boots featured tributes to Atleti and Fortnite.

Willian (Chelsea) Nike Next-Gen

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Chelsea winger Willian switched into a blacked out version of an upcoming Nike silo in training last week. The Brazilian’s boots resemble the recent PhantomVSN series and are likely to be the new design that replaces the long serving Hypervenom line. Stay tuned…

Anthony Barylla (Zwickau) Nike Mercurial Superfly 360

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Anthony Barylla provided one the most satisfying custom Mercurial Superfly 360 designs of the weekend in the German third tier of football. A clean royal blue upper with white and matching Swooshes. Job done.

Daniele Favale (Torino) Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7

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Torino U17’s Daniele Favale played against rivals Juventus wearing the Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Chapter 7 design at the weekend. There’s some irony in playing against your biggest rivals wearing the signature boot of their best player, but it’s a smart boot, one of the best from the full collection, so all is good.

A Retrospective Look at the CR7 Mercurial Chapter Series

As the seventh design drops to complete the current signature series, we’re taking a look back at every chapter of Cristiano Ronaldo x Nike Mercurial storytelling. Serving as a prestigious timeline of success and recognition, the CR7 Chapter series marks out the movements of a maestro.

This ain’t the end of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Nike dominance. There were signature CR7 boots before this series and they’ll be more exclusive treatment after it, but as the Chapter line is wrapped up we revisit a series that celebrated Ronaldo’s achievements while serving as the tools to create more astounding history.

Chapter 1 «Savage Beauty» | The first chapter of the CR7 signature line dropped in October 2015 when Nike announced the seven part series with the «Savage Beauty» design. Taking inspiration from the volcanic island of Madeira, where Ronaldo was born, the boot took on a lava laden print.

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Chapter 2 «Natural Diamond» | March 2016 brought the second installment of the series as Nike dropped a design that focused on Ronaldo’s move away from is childhood home in Madeira to Lisbon, on a quest to become a professional football player. Turned out alright, that quest. Chapter 2 is a contender for top spot in our book.

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Chapter 3 «Discovery» | The third chapter recognised Cristiano’s fateful game for Sporting Lisbon against Manchester United on August 6th, 2003 — a match that convinced Sir Alex Ferguson to bring the explosive teenager to Old Trafford. The boot dropped in November 2016 with a split colour combo and signature branding.

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Chapter 4 «Forged For Greatness» | The CR7 Mercurial series powered on through to Chapter 4 as Nike recalled his shift to the iconic number seven shirt at Manchester United. Launched in April 2017 it’s a boot that he wore in the Champions League Final against Juventus in Cardiff. A 4-1 win and two goals. Done.

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Chapter 5 «Cut To Brilliance» | Ronaldo’s world record £80m transfer to Real Madrid in 2009 served as the inspiration behind the Chapter 5 design. CR7 switched into the design for the first time in Real Madrid’s Champions League games against Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in September 2017. Up there, this one.

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Chapter 6 «Born Leader» | The penultimate chapter of the Cristiano Ronaldo Mercurial series dropped ahead of the 2018 World Cup as Rondalo switched into a design that focused on his role as captain of his national team, Portugal. A nod to Portugal’s historical sea exploration sat within the Swoosh, and the captain’s “C” was incorporated into a raised applique of the sphere.

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Chapter 7 «Built On Dreams» | The final iteration, Chapter 7, is the culmination of the series storytelling and pays homage to the Ronaldo’s number 7 in the forefoot graphic, and also nods to the memorable carbon fiber Mercurial SL boots of the past. A bright red to silver gradient adorns the upper, and exclusive CR7 branding is found throughout.

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Nike Present Odell Beckham Jr. With R9 Inspired Mercurial

Odell Beckham Jr. With R9 Inspired Mercurial

Nike have launched Odell Beckham Jr’s second pre-game cleats for the 2018/19 season with a design that honours the Brazilian footballing legend Ronaldo. Yep, that 1998 Mercurial pattern is unmistakable on any court or pitch.

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The flood-red colorway features an upper inspired by the iconic Nike Mercurial boot worn by Ronaldo in the 1998 World Cup, when the world saw the rise of one of football’s most prolific offensive talents. Transformed into an American Football fit product, the cleat’s lightweight traction plate fetures a modern upgrade with a Nike carbon fiber plate.

Odell Beckham Jr. With R9 Inspired Mercurial

The Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition Mercurial cleats were worn by OBJ during the pre-game of the New York Giants’ away game against the Dallas Cowboys on September 16. More cross-over sporting goodness. Building on a week that saw PSG and Jordan link up for a ground-breaking collaboration.

Before the new season gets rudely interrupted by a late summer international break we’re taking a look back at the past seven days of action to pick out who was wearing what. From the customs, to the limited editions.

Before the new season gets rudely interrupted by a late summer international break we’re taking a look back at the past seven days of action to pick out who was wearing what. From the customs, to the limited editions. It’s Monday, it’s Boot Spotting.

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) adidas Predator Accelerator Electricity

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Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon was back in his limited edition adidas Predator Accelerator Electricity boots last week. Puncheon slipped into the boot that was re-released in July for his side’s League Cup tie against Swansea.

Fernando Torres (Sagan Tosu) Mizuno Morelia Neo II

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Fernando Torres’ days as an adidas player look to be over as he slowly changed out of the Three Stripes in the past few weeks. The former Liverpool striker was wearing the Predator 18 but recently reverted back into the X 15.1 boots. Last weekend he moved away from adidas entirely by wearing a white/black edition of the Mizuno Morelia Neo, removing the logo for an unbranded look.

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Under Armour Spotlight Pro

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The latest «Radio Red» colourway of the Under Armour Spotlight Pro boot has began the new season as the brand’s on-pitch option. Grant Xhaka was sporting the update as Arsenal beat Cardiff 3-2 in Wales. Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is also wearing the colourway.

Paul Scholes (Royton Town) adidas X 16.1

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Paul Scholes was lured out of retirement at the weekend when Royton Town turned up at Stockport Georgians a player short. The former United legend’s son plays for the Manchester Premier Division side and he stepped in to make up the numbers wearing the adidas X 16.1 boots. A Nike player throughout his professional days, chances are he just borrowed whatever was knocking around.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (Man City) Nike CTR360 Maestri III

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Oleksandr Zinchenko took things back to 2012 in training this week by lacing up in the third generation Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots. The CTR is arguably the most popular Nike control boot of all time, but it was replaced by the Magista in 2014. Zinchenko’s «Fresh Mint» colourway was a smart match-up with the City training kit.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) Nike Mercurial Superfly 360

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A drop from the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 «Heritage Collection» was on show this week as Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wore the 2006 inspired design in training. The yellow and green colourway was worn throughout Italy’s successful 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.

Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire) adidas X 15.1

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Bastian Schweinsteiger said goodbye to Bayern Munich last week as the Chicago Fire midfielder played for both sides in his testimonial match. The German World Cup winner was wearing the «White/Semi Solar Slime» colourway of the adidas X 15.1. A boot that launched the X series in 2015.

Virat Kohli (India) PUMA Future 2.1

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli takes his side’s pre-training football match seriously enough to bring his own boots. Kohli is a PUMA sponsored player and has managed to get the brand to throw a pair of Future 2.1 boots in with his cricket gear.

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Nike Tiempo Legend 7

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Hugo Lloris indicated that his current contract with Nike may have expired last week by wearing a blacked out edition of the Tiempo 7 in Tottenham’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford. The Spurs keeper is presumably in negotiations about renewing his contract and isn’t keen on playing for free so to speak.

Todd Cantwell (Norwich City ) PUMA Future 18.1

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Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell was sporting the limited edition launch colourway of the PUMA Future 18.1 in the League Cup last week. The black and yellow design launched ahead of first on pitch colourway to build momentum for the first generation boot.

The New Paul Pogba Predators by Adidas

In our humble opinion Adidas Paul Pogba Predators are a gorgeous boot, having extensive lines and shaping, as well as two colours which go perfectly together – metallic grey and burgundy. While the player has faced some controversy over his future with the Red Devils in recent weeks, the world’s leader of sportswear have recognised the French player’s ability to create stunning moves from even the poorest of balls.

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Around the ankle appears the burgundy colouring which features the commemorative letter ‘P’ with light grey lines pointing towards the point of the boot.

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Three slightly diagonal, vertical stripes appear on the outside of the boot in this similar light grey material which almost link up with the grey which boarders the burgundy top.

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While the subtle pattern of the top and sides of the boot are perfectly suited to such a sharp design, it is the underneath which really demonstrates the harsh metallic theme which these boots opt for.

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On the heel the word, ‘Predator,’ is seen, demonstrating the stealth and frighting boldness which the brand seeks to imply.