Earlier this week, Sport.co.uk were invited to the global launch of the latest version of the most iconic boot in world football!
The revolutionary adiPower Predator was put on show in front of the world’s media, with some of the planet’s best footballers showcasing their unique skills in some awesome challenges!
Superstars including Kaka, Nani, Robin van Persie, Jack Rodwell, Fernando Llorente, Ricardo Montolivo and Jonjo Shelvey (ok, maybe not a superstar just yet) were present at The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of East London to take part in a series of challenges set up across a purpose built skills arena which saw the players test accuracy and control – including football paintball!
Look at it as “It’s a Knockout do it football stylee”!
Other challenges included spanking shots at window panes (Nani and Shelvey duly obliged), trying to hit a gong thirty foot in the air (Robin ‘tekkers’ Van Persie achieved this twice), as well as trying to send the ball through oil drums (only Llorente managed this).
And the football paintball - dipping footballs in paint and trying to knock competition winners over - capped off a superbly entertaining day.
Nani, Van Persie, and Kaká tested and contributed valuable input into the development of the adiPower Predator and the boot was debuted on pitches across the globe last weekend.
Robin Van Persie said of the new boot: “The new adiPower Predator is perfect for controlling the ball. If you have a good first touch and good ball control then you are able to own the game.”
His fellow Premier League star Nani said: “I wore the new adiPower Predators for the first time at the weekend when we won the league so I’m hoping they act as a good luck charm in the UEFA Champions League final as well.”
new adiPower Predator football boot will be available at adidas own retail outlets as well as specialist stores worldwide from June 2011 in Sharp Blue/Electricity/Black.
And keep an eye out for a playtest of the 11th generation of the most famous football boot on the market, as Sport.co.uk promise to get our hands on a pair to try out!
Kaka, Nani, Van Persie joined other top international footballers for the launch of the new adidas adiPower Predator. All the players took on a series of control based challenges for the adidas "call the shots" event in front of hundreds of fans. Visit www.adidas.com/football for more information on the boot.