The IGNITE range launches in three player-inspired colourways. The IGNITE Invasion pack will be worn exclusively by adidas sponsored Lions players including captain Sam Warburton, George North, Conor Murray, Maro Itoje, Rory Best and Anthony Watson during the highly anticipated DHL New Zealand Lions Series. 

Kakari Light

The Kakari Light is built for the back row Enforcers. The boot combines a lightweight upper and low-cut sock design giving players the explosive power they need to be first to the breakdown. Supportive taping across the upper and a genuine leather toe-box makes the Kakari Light the weapon of chioce for Sam Warburton and Kieran Read.

Following intensive player feedback from superstars of the game such as Beauden Barrett and Maro Itoje, to the up and coming 1 st XV players, and hours of research and development, the new adidas IGNITE range drops four boots specifically designed for every player type and position – Kakari x Kelvar®, Kakari Light, Predator Malice Control and Predator Flare.     

Kakari X Kevlar

The Kakari x Kelvar® is made for the Engineroom - the tight-five. This boot features adidas’ winning 6x2 stud configuration, and an advanced sock construction that offers greater ankle support. For the first time adidas has partnered with DuPont to incorporate Kelvar® into rugby boots - a technology that drastically improves the boot’s strength and stability. All of this combines to create the ultimate boot to dominate the scrum.

The IGNITE Stealth pack will be worn by the World Champion All Blacks from their first test match in June and throughout the Bledisloe Cup and Investec Rugby Championship. Both the Invasion and Stealth packs will be available to purchase from June 1 and June 14 respectively. The final colour in the range, the IGNITE pack, will be released on July 1.

Predator Malice Control

The Predator Malice Control is for the Playmakers, like Ireland and Lions scrum half Conor Murray. From the perfect cross-field kick to a difficult sideline conversion, the Predator Malice Control features a new rugby predator system and asymmetric lacing to increase the sweetspot and kicking control, giving players the power to dictate proceedings for the full 80 minutes.

Predator Flare 

Finally, for the players who create magic – the Magicians - the Predator Flare. This super lightweight boot features a seamless sock construction and adidas’ patented SPRINTFRAME outsole, giving players such as Sonny Bill Williams, Anthony Watson and George North the confidence to perform under the brightest lights.