Since their release, a lot of players have questioned if the Adidas Predator LZ should be labelled a “Predator” release or not. It seems like the opinion on this is very mixed and it is actually the first time I have heard anyone question the Predator range and what they represent.
Some players agree that Adidas are correct in updating the boot and moving it forward with other current boot trends on the market. Having a lighter boot with several performance areas where you can focus your attention makes them more of an appealing boot for the utility player. But then there is the argument that Adidas has taken away a valuable weapon that many players look to add in their game; a genuine power boot.
On release, I actually spoke to one of the footwear developers, and he explicitly stated that the Predator was moving in a new direction, to suit a more playing styles. In the past, the predator has been strictly marketed to those looking for a Power boot. Now it is seen to be a Control/Power Hybrid, with each of the 5 zone serving a different purpose.
My question to you is simple – what do you think of the latest Adidas Predator release and in your opinion has Adidas modified the boot in the right or wrong direction?
Answer the poll, then leave us your honest comments below telling us what your take is.
What do you think of the Adidas Predator LZ?
- I like them, but they are NOT a Predator. (33%, 90 Votes)
- I like them, but they are not my favorite Predator. (31%, 85 Votes)
- Adidas has taken the wrong approach with this release. (25%, 67 Votes)
- Love them - best Predator release to date. (11%, 30 Votes)
Total Voters: 271