Holy Batman and Robins….this is without a doubt one of the most intriguing boot designs I have seen in a while! The latest Adidas Predator LZ SL colorway to hit the market is one that catches your eye even with its dark, monotone colors. It is listed as a Metallic Silver/Green Zest/Black and on first glance, I was full sure that Adidas has turned the boot into some sort of futuristic mechanical machine.
It has been a while since we have seen a Silver release hit the market. We definitely haven’t seen a striped design like this, even on the previous Predator LZ SL releases. It is absolutely unique, although I am not stating that in a good way! The Green Zest detailing adds a little bit of pop and creates some definition through the upper.
Retail wise, they have a $250 price point – or a slightly better $225 retail price if are a Soccer.com Goal Club member. The one positive that can be taken is that Adidas didn’t increase the price of an already expensive shoe!
At 7.3oz, this is not the lightest Predator we have seen (the adiPower Predator SL was 6.8oz) so they don’t break any new boundaries. In fact, the 0.7oz differential between the regular and SL has left many players wondering why there even is an SL version this time around!
Both versions feature the same technology, 5 Lethal Zones and miCoach technology, and the same soleplate. It is the the upper material where they are differentiated. Rather than using the Hybrid S-L seen in the regular LZ, Adidas employ a thinner SprintSkin on the back end of the LZ SL. This reduces the overall weight of the boot and provides a slightly different experience. There are not too many other differences between both boots to offer up!
The interesting part will be seeing how players react to this new design – with that, leave us your initial thoughts below!