If you are a fan of lightweight boots and were not satisfied with the recently released 8.0oz Predator offering, Adidas has another boot for you; the Predator LZ SL. Kicking things off and in an effort to keep things fresh, Adidas has matched up a duo of popping colorways that appeal to both ends of the spectrum – a Black/Electricity/Infrared and an Electricity/Black/Infrared. Out of both, I would choose the more dynamic Black upper.
Retail wise, both colorways have a $250 price point – or a slightly better $225 if you go to WeGotSoccer. 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!
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 int he 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!