Who should buy the Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground

The long-awaited comeback of the Adidas Predator line has finally arrived with a more modern take on its cleat lineup. Taking a closer look at the Predator 18.1 Soft Ground cleat, it sports a Controlskin upper which aids in keeping optimal control of the ball.

This is definitely the model for you if:

  • You're a Predator follower and this comeback model is an exciting experience.
  • You're particularly into the Sockfit collar style that should be lightweight and flexible.

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground logo

Great upper setup of Predator 18.1 Soft Ground

The Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground cleat sports a Controlskin upper that helps maintain cleat control in both dry and wet conditions. This lightweight upper helps create overall support to the foot but retains its flexibility. 

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground upper

A Sockfit collar is also integrated into this cleat. Made from a Primeknit material, it creates a sock-like feel and provides adaptive support. Because of its flexibility, the entrance of foot into the shoe is made easier. 

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground sock

The foam-based insole used in this model is lined with a synthetic suede liner. It is fully removable. The central lacing which is incorporated into the upper gives way to a more adjustable and personalized fit.

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground lace

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground's outsole configuration

The outsole used for the Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground cleat is created from an injection-moulded Controlframe. As the model is a soft ground cleat, it is designed for stability during quick play, the stud configuration consists of aluminum and TPU-based studs.

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground outsole

Fixed hybrid stud tips are also utilized for maximum traction and rotation.

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground forefoot

The soleplate is specifically designed to adapt to soft ground courts.

Adidas Predator 18.1 Soft Ground soleplate

Facts / Specs

Top: High
Surface: Soft Ground
Collection: Adidas Predator, Adidas Controlskin, Adidas Controlframe
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Black / Red / Blue / Orange / Purple
SKUs: CP9260 / CP9261 / CP9262 / DB2049 / DB2050 / DB2546

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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.