Despite hardly ever getting any love from professional players on the pitch, adidas are continuing to make the Predator LZ SL II one of the most visually appealing boots in their range.
After the multi-coloured-on-black offering that surfaced over the summer, adidas have updated the LZ SL II with this eye-catching Infrared / White update.
Reminding us a little of the colour scheme used on the first of Leo Messi’s F50 adiZeros, the latest Predator LZ SL II is sure to turn heads on the pitch, with adidas bold Infrared colour dominating the upper.
With all of the Lethal Zones picked out in white, we can’t help but notice this colourway is an exact inversion of the Prototype Predator LZ’s that made up part of an ingenious launch activity 18 months ago.
One of adidas’ lightest Predators to date, the Predator LZ SL II tips the scales at 7.3oz or just shy of 207g in a UK size 8.5.
Boasting several innovations to make it lighter than the stock Predator LZ, the SL is 0.7/20g lighter than the Predators you’ll be more familiar with.
One weight saving measure is the use of the SprintSkin synthetic upper in place of the Lethal Zones’ standard HybridTouch material.
Whilst HybridTouch is pretty light, SprintSkin carries over from the F50 adiZero and brings in all the weight-saving measures you’d expect from a dual-max synthetic.
Sharp-eyed fans will also have noticed the same angular heel counter as the current generation of F50 adiZero is present on the LZ SL, rather than the rounder, low-profile one on the regular SL.
This is indicative of adidas essentially transplanting the F50’s soleplate onto the Predator design, again, to help shave off vital grammes around the design.
Aside from that, you’ll find the five Lethal Zones – First Touch, Drive, Sweet Spot, Pass and Dribble – all intact, injected in SL rubber onto the upper of the Predator LZ SL II for maximum durability.
Hitting the US Footy-Boots.com store today, you can pick the Predator LZ SL II in Infrared / White for $249.99. Europe will see stock limited to selected retailers.