The Predator LZ, Predator Lethal Zone, is the latest model of Adidas Predator series; and it is certainly the most impressed soccer cleat out of all Predators. A remarkable change has been made in this boot is the material used in shoe upper. This time, Adidas put 100% synthetic leather in the construction of its newest boot instead of a natural leather. Though the choice to go with only synthetic may seem strange to some, but if you look at carefully the design of this boot, you will easily find out that the whole Lethal Zones all over the shoe could not happen with a natural leather upper.
This is not the first time for synthetic leather used in Adidas soccer shoes. We have seen formerly Adidas F50 adiZero cleats are crafted using the synthetic leather in upper. And we also see Nike football boots made of Kanga-lite synthetic leather. The synthetic leather upper itself is pretty soft. And the kind of synthetic used in adidas Predator LZ TRX FG is thinner than adiZero ones. What’s more, Predator LZ is using no stitching on the upper, making it different from the past version.
While using the synthetic leather, there might be issues, as synthetic upper is always one-piece and the shape must be just right in order to ensure a quality fit. These synthetic LZ have done very well in this case. A great shape into the box, a fairly deep fit for heel, this Predator LZ TRX provides a great tight fit for wearers. However, the players have wider feet are not perfect in choosing this series. This new advanced material allow the Predator LZ become comfort and fit, at the same time lightweight.
Apart from the tight fit offered by synthetic leather, the outsole in the shoe make it, in deeper concern, not the best soccer shoes for wide feet players. The rubber element starts right from where the outsole joins the upper, and spans a couple of inches or so. The problem occurs if your foot is too wide, that small section on the upper, which is a critical stretch point on any soccer shoe, will not be able to stretch, which will cause some discomfort if your foot is too tightly pressed against it.
All in all, this Predator LZ is the newest adidas soccer cleat with all advanced technologies and materials, with a hope to take a big share of the market.