adidas Predator Edge Review

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If you’re looking for a reliable shoe that gives excellent performance on turf, the adidas Predator Edge Turf shoes are one of the ideal choices. As another great product by adidas, this one has one of the best uppers, a bouncy midsole, and a durable outsole. In our adidas Predator Edge review we show you how this is one of the best shoes for dribbling, and ball control.

While analyzing any shoes, we check them for design, features, style, and things like comfort and fit (we explain it all in our product guide). You can check out other reviews in our product guides section. Our reviews are based on personal research as well as input from other users, so that we can provide you with a well-rounded opinion.

Let’s have an overview of the adidas Predator Edge.3 before we dive into the details:

adidas Predator Edge.3 Turf Soccer Shoes

adidas Predator Edge.3

Best for Strikers
adidas Predator Edge.3 Turf Soccer Shoes
8/10 Our Score


  • Upper:Synthetic material + mesh
  • Midsole: EVA
  • Insole: EVA, removable
  • Outsole: Gum rubber
  • Fit: Normal
  • Weight: ~9.5-10 oz
  • Closure: Side lace-up

adidas Predator Edge.3 is an ideal shoe for mid-level players, especially strikers, looking for good ball control and a durable construction.


The upper in these shoes is made of a lightweight synthetic material, which is coated for increased durability and water resistance. It has a snug close-fitting collar which makes the shoe feel secure and snug on the foot.

The upper is one of the best features of this shoe, as it provides a very good control over the ball. This is the result of the bumpy texture on the top front of the shoe. The rough surface allows you to dribble and pass the ball pretty effectively. We loved the feel of dribbling in these shoes.

Although the overall material of the upper is not breathable, some effort has been made to provide circulation by adding perforations to the toe area and the tongue (where your feet sweat the most). It is not a perfect solution, bu it is quite helpful to have.

Insole and Midsole

Both are made of EVA foam. The insole is removable but is good for high-arched feet.

The midsole is comfortable, responsive, and springy, just the way it should be. It reduces impact while running and the bounce is good.


The outsole is gum rubber with well-placed studs suitable for turf. The grip is good, the shoes do not slip on the turf during runs or turns. Like other adidas shoes, the outsole is sturdy and durable, but should be limited to turf. Playing with these shoes is not recommended for uncovered, hard surfaces.


The Predator Edge.3 fits true to size and has a snug but comfortable fit. The adaptive collar makes it easy to get the shoe on and off, and it also gives a secure feeling around the ankle. Keep in mind though, that this sock collar does not provide actual ankle support.


Like the previous Predator Edge, the .3 is also modern in style, with a sleek design. The sideways lacing is unique and allows for better ball control because it leaves the top free. That was a good idea but it does take some getting used to because we kept expecting the lacing to be at the top. But again, after a while we do get used to it :).

There is also a lace-less version of these shoes which is a pretty decent option, especially if you’re looking for convenience for you kids. They are a bit stiff when putting on the first few times but loosen up a bit with use.


adidas Predator Edge.3 falls in the upper to mid-price range. It is good value for the money in terms of performance and durability.

adidas Predator Edge.3


We feel that the overall performance of these shoes was above average, although we also feel that the Mundial or Sense are superior in terms of comfort and performance. They win in the design department though. The new design of the adidas Predator Edge makes it look cool and is efficient, but it takes a while to adjust comfortably to it.

You can check out the pros and cons of these shoes:

  • Excellent ball control
  • Side lace design enhances touch
  • Snug fit
  • Modern design
  • Grippy outsole
  • Durable
  • No toe box enhancement
  • Stiff upper
  • Run a bit narrow
adidas Predator Edge.3

FAQs About adidas Predator Edge.3 Turf Shoes

Is Adidas Predator Edge good for strikers?

Yes. The adidas Predator Edge.3 is a good choice for strikers because of its super sticky upper. The material and design of the upper ensure a good grip on the ball during play.

Is Predator edge leather?

Predator Edge.3 is not genuine leather. It is made of a mix of synthetic leather and mesh. The upper is therefore stiffer than a natural leather upper. But it is more durable, and is quite sensitive because of its sideways laces and rubber lines over the front.

Who wears Adidas Predator shoes?

Many famous footballers have been known to wear Adidas Predator Edge boots, including Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, and Mesut Özil.

What size should I order?

Lengthwise, they fit true to size. They might fit narrow for players with wide feet.


Our consensus is that with its sensitive upper, responsive midsole, and durable outsole, adidas Predator Edge.3 is a good choice for turf, especially suited for dribbling. You can compare its features with other adidas shoes like the Mundial, Samba, or the Copa >>, or check out other non-adidas options in our product guides.

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