Product Type: Adidas Sports Shoes
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Real quality boots but are they worth the price?
Adidas Predator X X-TRX SG
Member Name: heavyberry
Adidas Predator X X-TRX SG
Advantages: Great fit lovely soft leather and very good durability
Disadvantages: Price very expensive
I succumbed to the hype about coloured boots and the fact that Predator boots are all the range. But just how good are they?
I was a keen football player and played every week. Therefore for me I needed something that has plenty of durability and would not fall apart at the first sight of a bumpy pitch and a hard ball drenched in mud. I have had many a football boot pack up on me mid way through a season and this just does not cut it. These do however and despite my concerns about them not being strong enough I have found them extremely good in this department. When I strike a ball within my action I tend to drag my toes onto the ground which can cause the toe end of boots to split. These however have not and have been very secure.
The fit is excellent and I did also have a few concerns about the fact that because I have a wide feet narrow fitting boots are not really that suitable. Adidas tend to have in my experience quite narrow fittings but these ones do not and I have found them to be very comfortable to play in. I have played extra time matches and they have kept me feet fresh and not aching at all like some brands have in the past. Its the rest of my body that aches whenever I have played longer than 90 minutes.
Now to the colour. Ok So I am still quite old school in terms of the colour of the boots, Usually I have opted for mainly black boots however I went for something a bit different this time. First of all I found them a but of a nightmare to clean. Also as I expected I did receive some grief off my teammates. If you can put up with that and often clean your boots anyway then you will not have any issues.
Price wise you are looking at around £100 for the pair. So is the price worth it? If you are playing regularly and can afford them yes. But in reality the average league player doesn't need a pair. I brought mine as an impulse purchase as a treat because I could. The leather was great and really soft and I had never had predator boots before. The pimples on them do make a slight difference in terms of curling the boot and giving it shape when I strike it. However if you do not have the skill in your locker to play the type of balls that means you can curl it then these boots a simply a fashion accessory. A lovely one to have though.
Summary: Lovely boots and you will look and feel great in them