If the average pair of neon pink, rubber winged, laceless football boots just aren’t ostentatious enough for your taste, then you might be interested to know that Adidas has designed a new limited-edition Predator. which has to rank among the most bling-bling boots. never created.
New Adidas Predator Edge Crystal+ features all the standard high-tech furnishings you’d expect from the iconic boot, like the patented ribbed upper section designed to deflect the ball more and the knitted collar that eliminates the need for laces.
However, it also has a distinctive head-turning look thanks to the thousands of miniature Swarovski crystals embedded in the details. No wonder they retail in the UK for £300 ($392).
While the boot itself is a relatively understated “olive camo” base color, the brand’s three stripes are encrusted with shimmering micro-crystals designed to shine on those big nights in the spotlight.
When your promotional material involves wearing football boots in luxurious, gem-studded hotel suites at an ornate candlelit banquet, you know they have to be out of the ordinary.
Presentation of the new @adidasfootball PREDATOR EDGE CRYSTAL boot, taking you from the field to the party with the same unparalleled performance enhanced with Swarovski crystal details. #Swarovski #SwarovskiCrystals #adidasFootball pic.twitter.com/J255rQDCY1
— swarovski (@swarovski) April 4, 2022
The Swarovski Crystal+ boots made their Bundesliga debut last weekend adorning the feet of Jude Bellingham, who stepped out in style as Borussia Dortmund hosted RB Leipzig.
Unfortunately, unlike his boots, Bellingham were unable to dazzle significantly as Dortmund fell to a humble 4-1 defeat at home, effectively derailing their title run.
Several other players have worn Swarovski crystals on their boots in the past, such as Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. had their own designed and created by expensive third-party customizers.
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) August 13, 2014
Obviously, for the average 5-player, those Swarovski Predator boots might be a little harder to pull off under the spotlight at the local rec center on a Monday night.
Anyone with the high fashion style/bravery to walk on artificial turf wearing them must be prepared to comfortably be the best player on the pitch or risk being laughed at.