Who should buy the Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground

This Adidas soccer cleat is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a unique stud configuration for executing plays with higher proficiency
  • You are after a soccer cleat with hybrid studs and removable aluminium studs for excellent traction

Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground logo

Features of the Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground

Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground midsole

  • The Predator 18+ Soft Ground utilizes high-quality Primeknit material on its upper. The knit is lightweight and responsive, aiding a close touch of the ball for better ball control. The Primeknit also extends to the collar, allowing a secure fit that contours to the natural shape of the foot.
  • This soccer cleat highlights a laceless design that does away with the standard internal tongue. Instead, it employs the Purecut sock system that removes unnecessary bulk for a better feel on the ball. It also features the ControlSkin technology on its vamp that maintains consistent responsiveness no matter the weather condition.
  • Adidas has fitted this cleat with their Boost Cushioning that increases energy return with each stride. For added stability, support zones are also integrated into the lateral and medial sides of the cleat.
  • The base features the Controlframe outsole that integrates polyamide-injected layers for enhanced performance. Traction is supplied by a unique combination of molded hybrid studs and removable aluminum studs. This arrangement enables players to make turns and cuts without difficulty.

Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground laces

Size and fit

The Primeknit construction of the Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground, which is also used on Adidas Predator 19+ Firm Ground, ensures a snug, non-restricting wrap around the foot for a more natural movement.

Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground toebox

Meanwhile, the Boost cushioning gives wearers a more comfortable experience. Similar to its firm ground version, it is perceived by the majority to provide true-to-size measurements.

Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground heel

This soccer cleat comes in the standard men’s sizes and has a medium width.


The Controlframe outsole installed in the soccer cleats works to provide high-speed stability on soft ground surfaces.

Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground outsole

This Predator model also features a unique stud configuration that combines non-detachable studs with hybrid tips and removable aluminum cleats. With this stud pattern, players can run across the pitch and execute plays with higher proficiency.


For its upper, the soft ground version of the Predator 18+ uses flexible and lightweight Primeknit that extends to the ankle collar. This allows for a secure fit as well as a close feel of the ball that enhances ball manipulation.

Adidas Predator 18+ Soft Ground collar

Moreover, the ControlSkin vamp improves ball grip in all weather conditions.


Additional Info

Facts / Specs

Top: High
Surface: Soft Ground
Collection: Adidas Predator, Adidas Boost, Adidas Controlskin, Adidas Controlframe
Lacing System: Laceless
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: White / Blue / Black
SKUs: CP9244 / CP9245 / CP9246

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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.