Nike Vapor IX vs Adidas Predator LZ
Bryan: Nike Vapor IX – There is something about the Vapor IX that sets them apart. Maybe it is the dimpled upper, or the super explosive stud configuration, but in play they serve as a much better option for attacking styled players.
Kevin: Adidas Predator LZ – As a Centre Midfielder I will always sway towards Control over Speed boots.
Jim: Adidas Predator LZ – As I don’t like the stud configuration I would have to give up the IX for the LZ. The updated zones look as if they would mold with the upper much better than the past LZ so that would make for a much better boot. The LZ also suites my playing style better as I’m a utility player, I also would like the extra control.
Tyler: Adidas Predator LZ: While the Vapor is oriented around straight-up speed, the LZ fits the mold of a wide-variety of players from wingers to playmakers to centerbacks. I’m a utilitarian sort of player at heart and I often find myself alternating between the back-line to the wings and even up to the front, so having a boot that can perform under a plethora of circumstances is always preferable.
Colin: Adidas Predator LZ – Two of the most popular boots on the market, arguably the iconic boots of today, and I am going with the Predator LZ. The upper on the Predator is just better than that of the Vapor IX in my opinion.
Ethan: Nike Vapor IX – The Vapor’s shape mirrors the shape of the foot and feels almost like you are playing barefoot. Combine that with bladed studs meant for acceleration and you will be going by others in style. I also liked the golf-ball like upper. It gave that tacky feel which helped keep the ball close when dribbling at high speeds.
Richard: Adidas Predator LZ – The Lethal Zones just give you more tech and adaptability about them than the pure speed of the Vapor.
Final Tally: Vapor 2 – Predator LZ 5