After a relatively minimal uptake on adidas’ last Predator LZ II colourway, we’ve got a feeling that we’ll all see a little more of their latest refresh of their control focused cleat as the Blue / White / Orange Lethal Zones hit retail today.
Reminding us in a big way of the launch of the original Predator LZ, we’re certainly a big fan of this combination – once you get over the deja vu!
A great match for a number of team’s kits, we can see these boots being popular choices with Fernando Torres at Chelsea, Leighton Baines at Everton and Angel di Maria at Real Madrid – who are just a small sample of the top-level players adidas have wearing their Predator line of cleats.
Designed around the concept of maximising contact on the ball for a number of different effects, the adidas Predator LZ II utilises SL rubber and memory foam to form five ‘Lethal Zones’.
On the front of the boot, you’ll find the magnetic ‘First Touch’, the laces house the ‘Drive’ zone, ‘Dribble’ is located on the lateral side of the boot, whilst the instep houses the deadly ‘Sweet Spot’ and cultured ‘Pass’ zones.
This variety and quantity of zones are undoubtedly made possible by the use of HybridTouch synthetic upper, for a leather-like feel on the ball with improved comfort and reduced water uptake.
adidas have also been able to make use of the improved workability that synthetic material affords over a natural leather for Predator that is both lighter and more durable than previous incarnations.
The whole boot is built upon the adidas Sprintframe – first introduced on the F50 adiZero, adidas have since rolled out the SprintFrame to all the boots in their range.
Not only does this bring a uniform level of comfort, fit and lightweight construction to the adidas range, but key technologies like miCoach compatibility and Traxion 2.0 triangular studs are also featured across almost all of adidas key football boots.
Available to order today, expect to pay Ł154.99 or $219.99 US for the Pride Blue / Running White / Orange Predator LZ II from adidas.