Who should buy the Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground

The Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground (FG) is a soccer cleat packed with flexible and responsive technologies that prove it worthy as a successor cleat. It is a new take-on the all-time favorite, the Adidas Predator that was first released in 1994. As for Adidas, it is also considered as a replacement for the Ace series. You should have this pair because:

  • You're a striker and the textured material of this cleat would enhance responsiveness and targeted shots.
  • You need stability during game plays and the enhanced technology of this cleat would give you that support.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground logo

Supreme outsole setup of Predator 18+ Firm Ground

Labeled as the Controlframe, the soleplate technology displays a standard Adidas configuration with uniquely shaped studs considered to be hybrid.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground outsole

The plate offers flexibility in the forefoot area while a more stable structure is observed in the midfoot and heel area.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground outsole toe

The distinct studs are shaped like irregular diamonds to strike a balance between rotation and traction.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground studs

The corners of each stud contribute aggressive ground grip while its flat surface aids in making quick turns and change of directions.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground heel

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground's high-grade construction

A mixture of Adidas standard and new technologies form the entire upper of the Predator 18+ FG.  The main material which covers the toe through the heel area, except for the midfoot, is Primeknit. The synthetic holds the upper together as a one-piece construction, giving the cleat a more adaptive sensation. The toe area is textured with layers of geometrical figures.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground upper heel

The rich, textured lines continue through the midfoot that is supported by a structured material called Forgeknit. The new Adidas feature found in both lateral and medial sides, keeps the foot locked in to prevent unwanted rollovers.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground mid upper

The trademark ControlSkin label is pasted in the midfoot to signal the innovations’ film of protection. The technology is a layering system covering the entire upper, proven to improve ball grip in wet and dry conditions.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground midfoot

Comfy, secure lockdown system

The Stretchy Sockfit collar is an added lockdown element. Its elastic characteristic allows the cleats to be comfortably slipped on.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground collar

 It extends as a Purecut Laceless sock, similar to the cleats in the Ace PureControl series that offers a snug fit. The laceless system allows a large surface area for ball control.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground lockdown

The external heel area is supported by a more flexible yet lower counter while internally, it is padded with a suede cushioned material that acts as an anti-slip coverage.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground heels

The fully removable internal cushioning is engineered with Boost technology. The styrofoam-looking liner is scientifically tested to rebound the same energy that the foot exerts to lessen foot strains.

Adidas Predator 18+ Firm Ground insole

Facts / Specs

Top: High
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Adidas Predator, Adidas Boost, Adidas Controlskin
Lacing System: Laceless
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Black / Red / Orange / Blue / Yellow
SKUs: BB6316 / CM7391 / CM7393 / CM7394 / CM7395 / DB2012 / DB2013 / DB2014 / DB2311

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Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.