With Adidas barely giving us time to catch our breath after the initial launch of the Predator LZ, we already have seen several alternatives to the initial Euro colorway release. Although some scoffed at the Euro colors chosen by Adidas, they seem to be bent on providing a color choice that can suit the palette of any player or collector. With that in mind, this LZ colorway does not seem to be a typical release, but it brings to mind special commemorative releases such as the Messi F50′s celebrating his 3rd Ballon D’or or Beckham’s initial adiPower. Check out our review of the adidas Predator LZ and the Predator LZ SL!
Designed with five distinctive ‘lethal zones’ to deliver performance, the new Adidas Predator LZ was developed in conjunction with world-class players such as Van Persie (Arsenal FC), Xavi (FC Barcelona), Nasri (Manchester City FC), Nani (Manchester United FC) and Di Maria (FC Real Madrid), who tested and contributed valuable input to the development of the Predator LZ.
A newly engineered super-soft upper combines the benefits of leather and synthetic. This type of upper allows the Predator to weigh in at mere 225 grams whilst maintaining the fit and touch of a traditional leather. The upper integrates five zones of SL rubber technology for perfect ball control. The deadliest tool set ever fitted to a boot.
The ‘Drive’ zone creates a rebound effect for greater distance and power while the ‘Sweet Spot’ zone generates greater spin and pace. The ‘First Touch’ zone on the forefoot area give immediate ball contact. On the instep of the boot is the pass zone with memory foam and sticky print, designed to increases ball contact time for more precise passing. The ‘Dribble’ zone allows for a large number of quick ball contacts, spaced out to ensure optimum grip.
The outsole has a Sprintframe construction which uses geometrical learnings and offers the perfect balance between lightweight and stability. These Predators provide maximum grip and optimum pressure distribution on firm ground surfaces, thanks to the unique adidas TRAXION™ 2.0 FG stud configuration.
The Predator Lethal Zones joins the AdiZero and AdiPure 11Pro in offering miCoach support and is the first miCoach enabled Predator boot. Players can now track their performance stats such as distance, sprint count and maximum speed, then wirelessly transfer the data to a mobile phone or PC.
It is amazing that we are seeing these images of the boots almost right after we spotted a few Boca Juniors players sporting this colorway!
You can purchase this particular colorway at SoccerPro.com by clicking on the following link (adidas Predator LZ Bright Gold/Running White/Black Colorway), with over a $20 USD discount!
What do you think of the new adidas Predator Lethal Zones White/Infrared/Black Colorway? Leave a comment below.