ADIDAS PREDATOR LZ – WHO IS SWEET SPOT?

With three of the five lethal zones now revealed, the full reveal of the upcoming adidas Predator LZ is imminent – and to help count down to it’s May launch, we’re introducing you to the latest featured zone, Sweet Spot!

Who is Sweet Spot? Adidas Predator LZ

With First Touch already in use by Xavi, Nani and more, and Drive given a debut by Samir Nasri, adidas’ latest Predators are certainly finding their way on to the feet of some of the best adidas players on the planet.

And this weekend, the third of the Predator Lethal Zones will be given a starring role in one of the biggest club games on the planet; Real Madrid vs. Barcelona – el Clasico.

With Predator-packing stars on both sides of the fence, we’re could see the likes of Kaka and Angel di Maria break out the ‘Sweet Spot’ LZ‘s for los Blancos, whilst Xavi could well change from his white LZ’s from Barca’s clash with Chelsea.

But what is Sweet Spot?

adidas Predator LZ with 'Sweet Spot' Lethal Zone highlighted


We’ve heard plenty of other brands talk about sweet-spots on their football boots, but we’ve never seen one placed like adidas’ on their latest Predators!

According to the Three Stripes, the Predator LZ‘s Sweet Spot is all about positioning, contact time and surface area.

Instep view of the new adidas Predator LZ's Sweet Spot zone

The low-down positioning is designed to add extra curve as the ball is struck, using the larger surface area to generate extra spin and pace whilst striking stationary from a free-kick or on the move.

The base is connected with raised 3-D ribs to create an enhanced contact time on the ball, increasing the friction over a smooth surface drastically.

Close-up of the Predator Lethal Zones football boots, with 'Sweet Spot' highlighted

Let us know who you think should wear the special ‘Sweet Spot’ adidas Predator‘s – and who you spot wearing them – on our Facebook and Twitter pages – make sure you join the conversation to it’s fullest by tagging @adidasfootball and using the hastag #Unleash!


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12 Comments

  • Dunno how it gives you extra curve? I strike the ball with the centre of the side of my foot to curve the ball…but each to his own I guess.

  • these boots are awful! most predator wearers buy them for the leather, which gives good touch and feel on the ball, with these things, they are synthetic and have bloody rubber patches all over them, you wont be able to feel a thing! deffo a risk from adidas, but i cant see many lads walking out on a weekend wearing boots as ‘colourful’ as these, just asking for a nasty tackle! 

    • I don’t know what you are talking about…Since when has Adidas not made a leather version in their boot ranges? You know it will be just like the F50 (synthetic version and leather version will be made).

      • i cant see how they would put the rubber patches on the leather though, they are bonded onto the synthetic! they look awful anyway and the colourways make them look like something you would expect to see in a cartoon. looks like they have tried to get a predetor element onto the f50, but you may aswell get the vapor viii as they have more than enough grip on the upper to spin the ball!

        • There will not be a leather versions of LZ’s. And they are not releasing this colorway. They are just white to emphasize the 5 “zones.”

          • ive google’d the colourways for them and they look like someone has drawn them with some highlighters, i will deffo not be buying them! worst preds yet

  • Avatar for Kyle Elliot [email protected] says:

    Umm, I am confused. Have adidas released or will release 5 different boots? By different, they are coloured differently and are slightly ‘geared’ to their respective area or expertise. Or is it just one boot with a different take on colourways?

  • Does anyone know if they’re gonna release these in this color? all white with the zones colored in orange.. or is this color only for the release to highlight the zones

  • I’m a huge fan of Adidas…but what the **** are they doing?? The only reason I bought the last 2 additions is because i got them every year without fail…But this is the last strwa…The only thing that will win me back over is a re-release the Mania’s (2002 edition)!!

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