Verdict from 2 experts and 10 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most players agree that the Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground provides a comfortable fit.
  • Several people like the sleek, minimalist aesthetic of this soccer cleat.
  • The quality of the Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground is top notch, based on a few commenters.
  • Some users appreciated the clean striking surface on this laceless soccer cleat.
  • One expert reviewer lauded the inclusion of the slight padding under the exposed Primeknit. He noticed that it is helpful when striking the ball.
  • Another user mentioned that the Primeknit upper is incredibly soft on the foot.
  • The collar of this soccer cleat felt more comfortable than the Nemeziz collar, said one person.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of soccerers complained that this laceless soccer cleat does not provide sufficient lockdown.
  • An expert reviewer was not happy that the Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground is extremely expensive.
  • This soccer cleat felt a bit too tight out of the box, as mentioned by another individual.

Bottom line

The Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground does not disappoint in the looks department. A lot of users also praised how the Primeknit upper delivers comfort and ball control.

However, without the laces, the Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground may feel a tad too tight at first. Lockdown may be compromised as well. A soccer cleat as tech-packed as this one is expected to come with a higher price tag. But then again, its innovative upgrades and fashion-forward design may be worth it and more.

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Good to know

  • The Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground headlines the Special Edition Paul Pogba Season 3 collection. The Adidas Predator silo was designed to provide soccerers the best possible control and touch on the ball.
  • The upper of this soccer cleat features a Purecut laceless system. It eliminates any distraction for the laces, thereby providing a clean striking zone.
  • Its Primeknit upper is engineered to adapt to the shape and movement of the foot. It provides an adaptive fit and sock-like fit.
  • A new technology called the Forged Knit is integrated into the midfoot of this soccer cleat. It provides zonal areas for medial and lateral support and stability.
  • Another revolutionary tech found on the Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground is the Boost cushioning found on both the insole and soleplate. It improves energy return when the foot strikes the surface.
  • The ControlFrame soleplate with the hybrid stud configuration offers excellent traction on firm grounds (FG).

The Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground is available in men’s version only. It comes in sizes 6.5 to 13. With the absence of laces, expect a tighter fit from this soccer cleat, but the Primeknit upper can mold to the shape of the foot as you wear them in. It is recommended to get one size bigger if you have slightly wide feet.

The Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground uses the injection-molded ControlFrame soleplate. This highly advanced plate enhanced mobility and agility. It comes with an external heel counter and a bridge stabilizer.

Its FG/AG stud configuration features cleats that have traction ridges for stability and balance when running, dribbling, and turning. These studs also provide excellent traction on firm ground and 3G artificial grass surfaces.

The Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground upper features the Sockfit construction using Primeknit. With its anatomical fit, the high-end knitted material adapts to the movement of the foot and provides a dynamic, sock-like fit.

An exposed Primeknit makes up the collar of this soccer cleat. It hugs the ankle snugly and provides the necessary lockdown when playing. The collar also acts as a pull tab to help the player get on the shoe with ease.

The surface of the upper is coated with a layer of ControlSKin. It acts as the shoe’s weather control element, giving it a consistent touch and grip on the ball rain or shine.

Raised areas on the forefoot of the Adidas Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground, called the Predator Element, allow it to create more friction against the ball. It is made of two layers of foam inside the vamp.

A fresh entry to the soccer scene is the Forged Knit integrated around the midfoot. It produces areas of zonal patterns that offer lateral and medial stability and support.

The anatomic curve in the heel creates a secure it and offers excellent lockdown.

The overall design of the Adidas PP Predator 18+ FG is inspired by Paul Pogba’s favorite Predator model when he was a kid. The upper features a graphic print in two shades of grey. Its deep burgundy collar has the iconic PP logo in the heel. Another PP logo is found at the tip of the collar. The Adidas Three Stripes logo is placed on the outstep.

For the insole, this soccer cleat uses the revolutionary Boost cushioning technology. It is made up of small beads that are bonded together. It allows a powerful yet comfortable push-off by increasing energy return.

How Paul Pogba Predator 18+ Firm Ground compares

This shoe: 78
All shoes average: 80
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This shoe: £190
All shoes average: £160
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