The Forma Predator is the top of the range Forma motocross boot, using the very latest mx boot technology, to help you perform and stay protected. The Predator is CE approved to EN 13634:2010/12 and worn by Kevin Strijbos, Christophe Charlier and Filip Bengtsson in MXGP. The Forma Predator features Forma's Dual Pivot Flex Control System, manufactured from carbon fibre and fibreglass, which gives you complete freedom to move around on the bike, whilst preventing overextension of the ankle joint. It accomplishes this through a double pivot, which allows you to move your ankle in a perfectly natural way, but prevents it from flexing backward beyond an angle of 33% from vertical, thereby protecting your ankle from injury if forced to move abruptly backwards. The Dual Pivot system also protects your ankle from lateral movements, with a maximum side to side movement of 15% from vertical.
More safety features on the Forma Predator include the Zama toe protector, made from a strong and light blend of aluminium, magnesium and zinc, finished with an anti-corrosion treatment. Injection moulded protectors reduce impacts to the heel and toes, large protective plates do the same for your shins and the front of the boots feature a series of new EVA moulded panels, to protect both your legs and the boot buckles from abrasion. Talking of buckles, those on the Forma Predator are made from aluminium, so will take a good amount of punishment. If they do happen to take a huge hit, you can replace them without the need to change the whole boot, saving you cash. They have a double hinge, providing an easy and precise action. So that you can get a good grip on the bike's frame without scorching your leg, Forma insert rubber heat grippers to the calf and ankle. For 2016, the Predator has a new double density, bi-injected rubber soles, to provide maximum tear resistance.
The inner lining is breathable, so your feet won't get clammy and they have soft padding around the ankle area, to make the boot comfortable over longer periods. They also feature replaceable, anti-bacterial footbeds, so you can freshen them up once you've owned them for a while. They also have a steel shank in the mid-sole, to provided essential stiffness and stop the sole from bending against your foot's natural movement, further protecting your feet. If you're looking for a pair of top of the range motocross boots, packed with performance and safety features, these Forma Predator boots are a great choice.