While the new Predator may be packed with technology, and is like none of its predecessors, adidas have given the Lethal Zones this iconic paint job that should please all the (disgruntled) Predator fans. As the name suggests, the new Predator’s feature five ‘lethal zones’ – sweet spot, first touch, pass, drive and dribble.
While we doubt that we’ll see this secondary colourway on the feet of Lethal Zone headliners such as Robin Van Persie, Nani and Xavi – as they will probably be wearing the primary colourway, we suspect that a fair few other players will take a fancy to this colourway. The lethal zones themselves are made out of rubber that has been touted as super light and have been said to help the wearer in all aspects of their game. Coming in at 225 grams this is also one of the lightest Predators ever.
As was expected, adidas have made the Lethal Zones miCoach compatible by adding a cavity on the soleplate of the boot. They’ve also incorporated the Traxion 2.0 stud configuration as well as a Sprintframe outsole for stability and light weight.
Adidas used an innovative hype up campaign that much to our pleasure utilized the fact that the Predator Lethal Zones were, much like the adiPowers, one of the worst kept secrets of the football boot world. By launching a new zone periodically, adidas successfully built up the hype around the most un-Predator like Predator to date. The reason we call the Lethal Zones the most un-Predator like Predator is simply because the boot no longer focuses solely on power and accuracy. Instead, the light weight and all the zones mean that the Predator now competes partially in the speed, control and power categories.
The adidas Predator Lethal Zones will only be available for purchase in early June. But thanks to our friends over at Soccer Loco you can get them now for only $198.00, $22 dollars off their list price! Finally, which of the two launch colourways are you liking the most, and are liking the Predator Lethal Zones? Leave your impressions in the section below.