Adidas Welcomes Players to the Dark Side


As a part of the There Will Be Haters campaign, Adidas has introduced the Black Pack with new versions of the F50 Adizero, Predator, Nitrocharge, and 11Pro firm ground cleats. Each shoe has been given a dramatic re-design, while retaining the latest technological innovations of the “Haters” pack. These sharp blackout boots stand apart from the crowd with classic style and a bold appearance next to Nike’s recent neon colorways. 


Adizero F50
The Adizero F50’s are made for players who are obsessed with speed. The 3-D Dribbletex layer on the upper allows for better control of dribbling at speed on the field in wet or dry conditions, while the stud configuration, grip texture, and second level traction on the forefoot provide maximum maneuverability. This version of the f50 has been given the greatest re-design with a newly developed Hybridtouch material that fuses the best characteristics of leather and synthetic material, and the non-traditional 3-stripe branding placement on the heel. The combination of the French knight inspired “Fleur de Lisse” design and black-on-black colorway makes for a truly striking shoe. 

Predator Instinct
Players at the top of the food chain need precision in every move they make. The new design of the Predator Instinct features 3-D SL rubber strips for optimal grip on the ball, while the newly engineered gel pad allows for precision passing and maximum control. The blackout Predator features a Tudor Rose design on the heel inspired by British Knights.  

Nitrocharge 1.0
The Nitrocharge benefits all-action players by providing supreme energy output on firm surfaces through Adidas’s Energysling and Energypulse technology. The Energysling supports side cuts and quick turns with a highly elastic rubber sling circling the top and side of the foot. Energypulse technology is inspired by spring geometry with underfoot support that provides premium energy output during toe push off from the ground. The Black Pack Nitrocharge boot features intricate renaissance-inspired design elements woven throughout the black-on-black colorway.

The 11Pro is the epitome of comfort with unrivaled fit and feel right out of the box. The skeleton in the heel and forefoot offers a premium fit and increased stability. The Comfort outsole has smaller and more numerous studs to penetrate the firm ground, in addition to the Comfort frame that better distributes pressure across the boot and foot. The Black Pack 11Pro features a design inspired by the Ottoman Janissary, the elite infantry units formed by the Ottoman Empire. 

With historically-inspired bold designs, and a classic blackout color scheme, the Adidas Black Pack is an impressive collection of sharp, striking firm ground cleats. The Soccer Shop is carrying the full Black Pack in the top tier of each silo in adult sizing. 

Images courtesy of Adidas except first image.