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Adidas Predator LZ II 'Enlightened' - A Predator prowling in the dark

It's going to be wild, brutal, dangerous, but controlled, when the wild animal that is the Adidas Predator LZ II, will be pouncing at you from the dark. Adidas' control boot has been given a brand new colourway update in the Enlightened theme and we take a closer look at the new boot right here.

Adidas must have been for a research trip to the savana, when they developed the Adidas Predator LZ II. In any case the boots DNA is exactly that of a wild animals. It is designed to dominate play and be as coldblooded and precise in its close control, passes and shots, as a Predator prowling while on the hunt. And with the new Enlightened colourway update, we can today unleash the new Predator on the world, as it prepares to mangle defenders around the world.

The Adidas Predator LZ II is with the Enlightened update really a nocturnal beast. When the floodlights from above hit the boots reflective stripes, the boot evolves into a sharp, brave and dangerous boot. In tonights Champions League games we will see the Predator LZ II for the first time, in the exciting and kontrasting colourway, with the black, being a stark opposite to the reflective stripes on the shoe.

Adidas' new Enlighten collection is already available for pre-order and you can see much more of it right here.

We have already seen the German superstar Mesut Özil training in the Adidas Predator LZ II ahead of tonights massive game, between Arsenal and Dortmund. Even though Özil is a man that demands plenty of attention on his own, his new boots will certainly catch the eye. The Arsenal fans will certainly be waiting in anticipation of what his magic feet and by ekstension boots can do, as they play last years Champions League semifinalists.

When you like Mesut Özil need to dominate play and carry an entire clubs expectations on your shoulders, you need a boot, which is designed to improve every facet of your play. And that is exactly what Adidas Predator LZ II does. Thanks to the advanced technologies, which Adidas have worked hard to fit onto the boot, they have made a boot that controls the game and leaves nothing to coincidence.

Adidas' new Enlighten collection is already available for pre-order and you can see much more of it right here.

Because control is the keyword; on average a player has between 60 and 80 touches on the ball during a game, which isn't even 1 touch every minute. This is why every touch has to be absolutely spot on and this is where the upper design, with the five Lethal Zones come into play.

The upper is an upgraded version of the Hybridtouch material, which we where introdced to on the first generation of Lethal Zones. This ensures a leather-like comfort, but still gives it the advantages of synthetic microfibre; which include low weight and a sharp and precise touch.

The desire for control really shows, when looking at the five Lethal Zones, which cover the entire upper of the boot and help to keep you in control of the ball, no matter what situation you are in. The zones have been given a different and larger design, when compred to the first LZ-model. This means the zones move more naturally in acordance to your foots shape, so you enjoy the benefits of the technologies, regardless of how your foot is positioned.

But what is the point of sublime ball control, if you don't have a stud-configuration that ensures you get powerful pitch grip and can't change direction when you want it? Not much really – and therefore Adidas have kept their Sprintframe 2.0 outsole on the Predator LZ II. The sole is ultra thin and makes for an incredibly low weight. At the same time the studs are triangular and angled in sets, so each set serves a different purpose. This improves your acceleration, sideway running and breaking.

Adidas Predator LZ II is a boot filled with kontrasts. It is a boot that is developed to be controlling and fill your veins with ice, like a panther stalking its prey. With the black colour it is elegant and stylish, while the sharp reflective Adidas stripes are bold and incredibly eye-catching.

Adidas' new Enlighten collection is already available for pre-order and you can see much more of it right here.

Here at Unisportstore.com we are very much looking forward to seing the new Adidas Predator LZ II in action, on the feet of Mesut Özil and other big stars in tonights Champions League fixtures. What do you think about the new boot? And are you looking forward to getting a glimpse of them? As always we look forward to hear from you here, on Facebook and on Twitter.