With its first full European season on the horizon, adidas make another additon to the Predator LZ catalogue. Unlike other Predator LZ colourways, adidas keep it simple for their latest release. The new White/Infrared incorporates more traditional Predator colours - something that will be welcomed by adidas fans.
The White/Infrared colourway certainly takes the Predator LZ in a more subtle direction after the Blue/White/Infrared launch colourway and the subsequent Predator LZ SL releases. With players across Europe looking to freshen up their boot bag for the new season, we're sure many will have their eyes on these boots.
The adidas Predator LZ is the most technologically advanced, unique looking and innovative Predator to ever be released. Designed with five distinctive 'lethal zones' to deliver performance, adidas worked with some of the games best players from Robin Van Persie to Xavi.
Featuring five zones of technology for ball control, touch, accuracy and power, the new Predator Lethal Zones weighs in at an impressive 225 grams, making this boot a contender in the speed, control and power categories.
The five deadly zones have been designed to master all aspects of your game, as we've seen through the adidas tease campaign, which has highlighted the various zones. The first of the zones to discuss is 'Drive', the zone raised and a thicker 3-D shape on the inside vamp of the boot, which follows the natural shape of the instep to create a rebound effect for greater distance and power.
The 'Sweet Spot' zone has a smaller surface area and has raised ribs on the medial side of the boot, with the purpose of generating greater spin and pace. 'First Touch' zone sits on the forefoot area of the boots, and has recessed Predator SL rubber, which acts as a cushioning platform on the synthetic upper to give immediate ball contact.
The 'Pass' zone is on the instep of the boots, with memory foam on the medial side of the boot to ensure consistency of passing, along with a 3-D sticky print with large surface area to increase ball contact time for more precise passing.
The 'Dribble' zone is a continuation of the SL rubber from the forefoot, to provide optimum grip on the ball for controlled dribbling. The ribs of the rubber are positioned on the lateral side of the boot and are designed to provide a small contact surface area with the ball which allow for a large number of quick ball contacts, spaced out to ensure optimum grip.
Supporting the five lethal zones is a newly engineered Hybridtouch upper which combines the benefits of leather and synthetic – comfort, stability, reduced water uptake and the highest quality feel in all weather conditions.
The boots are available to pre-order now. The standard FG versions with the miCoach bundle will cost around £210 GBP / €250 EURO / $290 USD and £215 GBP / €255 EURO / $295 USD for SG, whilst the boots without miCoach should cost around £160 GBP / €190 EURO / $220 USD for FG and£165 GBP / €195 EURO / $225 USD for SG.
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