Following on from my review of the Adidas Predator LZ, I have continued to wear the boots (because I really like them) and unfortunately.. The tear I briefly mentioned has developed into quite a serious problem and they have had to be returned.
While I do not want this to put people off purchasing the LZ, because as mentioned they are a really good football boot, I must reiterate the fact that you must check the seams around the boot before purchasing them. We felt this was a better time than ever with many people buying football boots for the new season.
The tear itself is on the inside of the boot, on the right foot, alongside one of the main seams. When I first got the boot I immediately highlighted this area as a potential hot spot for tears and my concerns turned out to be proved correct. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures since they have been sent back. However, the picture below highlights the crease where the boot ended up splitting.
This is just a very quick post to highlight the fact that the right boot of my LZ practically fell apart after little more than a month’s use. The problem first started after the second use and they deteriorated from there. If you’re considering buying the LZ (as well as any boot), make sure you check the glue job! If it’s shoddy then do not buy the boots!