A full fifteen years on from its original release during the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the Electricity/Vivid Red colorway once again makes its way back to the adidas Predator soccer shoe line with the Predator Tribute Pack. Celebrating the bright history of these popular cleats, adidas will offer a limited number of Predator LZ’s in the Electricity/Vivid Red colorway as well as its inverse Vivid Red/Elecricity.
For those of you who are too young or simply don’t remember the originals, the adidas Accelerator Liga was the game changing cleat which first featured the standout Electricity/Vivid Red colorway. The Accelerator Liga was different as it included asymmetrical lacing, rubber Predator elements in the kicking area and a soft heel counter with an outsole design created to hold the foot more firmly in place.
Paying homage to its predecessor, the adidas Predator X was launched in 2010 with updated technology but a matching color scheme. While looking similar from a distance, the Predator X benefited from several performance enhancements. The tongue was removed to reduce weight and increase ball feel, while the marquee Predator element was recreated to cover the entire striking area with a rubber-silicon mix.
Continuing to adapt to the modern player, the adidas Predator LZ is the latest Predator cleat to hit the feet of professionals around the world. A departure from the design of the Accelerator and Predator X, the Predator LZ is a lightweight, low profile cleat designed for speed and power. It includes five “lethal zones” of Predator element, as well as a synthetic leather HYBRID TOUCH upper and TRAXION 2.0 FG outsole.
Available in limited quantities as part of the adidas Predator Tribute Pack, both the adidas Predator LZ TRX FG – Electricity/Vivid Red and adidas Predator LZ TRX FG – Vivid Red/Electricity are available now at http://www.soccerloco.com/adidas-predator-lz/