Who should buy the Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground

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

  • You are after a soccer cleat with innovative Demonscale technology for excellent ball grip
  • You want a shoe with a mid-top collar for a supportive fit

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground logo

Features of the Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground

The Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground takedown model is a pleasant surprise for Predator fans. The textile upper of the shoe envelops the foot as it extends to the ankle area. Micro-texturing is found all over the upper. The feature ensures ball control.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground midsole

In addition to this, the Strikezone features Demonscale. Similar to its high-end counterpart, Demonskin, this element promotes grip for the ball, lending way to more ball control. 

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground laces

The mid-top collar of the shoe promotes ankle support. This element also minimizes the possibility of injuries. Hand in hand with this is a lacing system. The laces afford the wearer a more personalized fit while ensuring a secure foot lockdown and stability. 

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground toebox

An internal heel counter is evident for this pair. For the outsole, there are a total of eleven studs integrated into this model. There are seven placed on the forefoot while the heel holds a total of four.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground heel

This configuration is designed for maximum traction in firm ground courts. Unlike the high-end models that consist of a split sole design, this model has a one-piece plate.


The Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground soccer cleat is snug but comfortable to wear. The mid-top design of the cleat, which extends up to the ankle area, delivers a supportive fit.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground front laces

This collar-type has been specially designed to minimize the chances of injuries, as well. For fit customization and foot lockdown, a traditional lacing system has been integrated into this soccer cleat’s construction.


The upper of the Adidas 20.3 soccer cleat is constructed from a coated textile upper. Featuring micro-texturing, it delivers enhanced ball control. Reinforcing this is a Demonscale 3D print in the Strikezone.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground upper

Different from Demonskin is found in the more high-end versions of the cleat, Demonscale is diamond-shaped embossed elements placed throughout the upper. This element promotes ball grip and control. 

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground side upper

Additionally, the textile upper of the shoe extends to the ankle area. The mid-top collar delivers a supportive fit, especially around the foot and the ankle. This feature also lessens the possibility of injury as it locks the foot in place. This is further reinforced by a traditional lacing system.


The shoe bears an internal heel counter. The outsole of this firm ground model, on the other hand, features a total of eleven studs.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground up outsole

The forefoot holds seven cleats while the heel has four studs. This configuration is designed to bring maximum traction and grip on the pitch.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground low outsole

Additionally, this model has a one-piece outsole in comparison to the high tier models which has a split sole design.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Laced vs Laceless

Basically, the only difference between the models is the presence of a lacing system. The laced version of the boot allows the wearer a more customized fit.

Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground collar

It also promotes more foot lockdown, essentially securing the foot in place while promoting stability. The laceless version of this soccer cleat, on the other hand, affords the wearer a bigger Strikezone that lends way to cleaner shots.


The Adidas Predator 20.3 Firm Ground soccer cleat is available in several colorways including: 

  • Core Black/ Cloud White/ Active Red 
  • Core Black/ Core Black/ Solid Grey 
  • Team Royal Blue/ Cloud White/ Active Red


Additional Info

  • The high-tier models of the Adidas Predator 20 soccer cleat features Demonskin instead of Demonscale for their uppers. Inspired by the scales of a Komodo dragon, this innovation features rubber spikes placed in the forefoot that drive ball touch and control. This element promotes more ball grip in comparison to Demonscale. 
  • A laceless version of this Adidas Predator model has been made available by the brand.

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Adidas Predator
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Black / Blue / White
SKUs: EE9555 / EF1634 / EG0910 / EG0964 / EH2925 / EH2926 / FV3166 / FW9196 / FW9198 / FX0116

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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.