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Monday , June 24 2024

Which Boots Should I Choose – Answered!

CTR360 vs Predator

Nike CTR360 Maestri vs Adidas Predator LZ

Bryan: Adidas Predator LZ – Even though I am not a fan of where the Predator has gone, I do think Adidas has cornered a new section of the market quite well and thelightweight performance of the LZ works extremelly effectively.

Kevin: I’m on the fence with this one, both good boots with nice synthetics, the pass pads on the Maestri are excellent but the quantity of the Lethal Zones even it out.

Jim: Nike CTR360 Maestri – Kangalite is the major factor in my choice as it is by far the best synthetic material on the market. I absolutely love the ball feel that you get with it. Also the control elements are simple but effect as opposed to complicated like the LZ.

Tyler: Adidas Predator LZ – It’s not just for show; the lethal zones actually play a role in how you strike the ball. While the CTR boasts comfort and decent control with the instep, the LZ comes out on top in terms of overall control with any part of the foot.

Colin: Adidas Predator LZ – In this comparison, Adidas wins again in my book. The upper on the Predator LZ combines a great leather like feel, with plenty of added texture for use in either wet or dry conditions.

Ethan: NIke CTR360 Maestri – The control/pass pads on the Maestri are the real deal.  They give you the control and touch you need for both passing and receiving.  I felt like the LZ has a lot going on while the Maestri is simpler and more effective.

Richard: Nike CTR360 Maestri – The CTR is the daddy of the control boot and for me it’s been the boot I haven’t yet gotten my hands on that I’ve always wanted to try.

Final Tally: CTR360 Maestri 3 – Predator LZ 3

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  1. Congrats! Great article!

  2. Having worn both the Tiempo and the adiPure 11 Pro, I have to say that the adiPure 11Pro is a great boot.. I would never compare it to the Tiempo though. I am happy the Tiempo is around because it retains the slightly more classic feel. I like both boots and can't pick one over the other. But I would say the for people wanting a more classic feel, go for the Tiempo. If you want a blend between modern and classic, then go with the adiPure 11Pro.

    • Also, In the Warrior vs. Nike matchup, I would take the Warrior. I have worn both and the Skreamer really surprised me. Plus the customer service at Warrior was second to none, making Nike's look almost un-professional.

  3. I had problems with the stud pressure in the Tiempo's as well, glad to hear I'm not alone on that.

    • Yeah at the front of my right foot was very uncomfortable. The left slightly uncomfortable as well. I was very disappointed with the Tiempo.

  4. How about comparing the Nike Tiempo IV to my son’s favorite boot, the Umbro Speciali 4 Pro HG?

  5. with veloce vs f 30, I would rather buy an old pair of top end shoes.

  6. what shoes should I wear if I am playing on a land with no grass on it????

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