Condition of boots - Brand new, unworn example
UK Size - 9
Made by - Adidas
Studs - Firm ground (moulded)
Associated players - Javier Zanetti, Esteban Cambiasso, Mark van Bommel
Features - First Predator without tongue, includes new Opitift and Powerspine technology, UCL edition
Notes - Top range Adidas Predator X football boots, released as part of the popular Champions League series ahead of the final in 2010. The tenth edition of the Adidas Predator silo was the first not to feature the iconic tongue on the upper while also introducing 'optifit' technology for a closer and more comfortable fit around the foot. The three iconic Predator stripes still remain a constant along with rubber on the upper for improved traction with the ball. The outsole uses 'Powerspine' technology for improved strength to the chassis and to assist with weight shift, while the soleplate is made up of 13 plastic studs for traction on firm ground surfaces. This metallic blue, white and red colourway was used by several players in the final that year, including Inter Milan's Javier Zanetti who captained the side to glory with a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich thanks to a brace from Diego Milito.