There is another unique aspect to the new Adidas Predator LZ outside of the 5 Lethal Zones that has people talking – the new Upper. In similar fashion to other recent Adidas releases, things have been switched up and the traditional K-Leather upper has been abandoned. In its place, Adidas is using a newly developed and advanced hybrid synthetic, called Hybridtouch. Already, players are comparing it against the KangaLite upper that Nike uses and it is a material we are sure to hear plenty about going forward!
With that in mind, here is exactly what you need to know about Hybridtouch:
- Hybridtouch takes 4 times longer than a traditional leather to absorb the same quantity of water.
- Hybridtouch is more resistant under stress conditions and maintains it’s snug shape for a longer period of time.
- Hybridtouch is 40% lighter than natural leather.
- The bonding of Hybridtouch material has an impressive performance in wet and dry conditions.
It all sounds impressive, but ultimately the real test will be when we get them out on the field for testing – which will start this weekend! Stay tuned for more updates, images and details as we get them. (the above stats were supplied by Adidas)