Released in May 2013, the adidas Predator LZ is a cleat with innovative technologies and bold colors that are impossible to ignore.

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The adidas Predator LZ is designed for players who are crazy for control, and can rule the game with just a few touches; this rendition of the Predator is no different. “LZ” stands for lethal zones, five ball control zones on the shoe that optimize touch and control. The Predator is back with these five signature lethal zones: the dribble zone, first touch zone, the sweet spot zone, the drive zone and the large control/passing zone. The adidas Predator LZ has a soft HybridTouch upper (which is a synthetic leather) for softness, light weight and close fit. Like all the rest of adidas’ top cleats, the Predator LZ is miCoach compatible for tracking real-time stats.

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This generation of the Predator comes in some exciting new colors: White/black/red, black/metallic silver/infrared and ray green/black/electricity. The ray green colorway was especially popular among international stars during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Fernando Torres (Spain), Oscar (Brazil), Juan Mata (Spain), Riccardo Montolivo (Italy) were all seen sporting the Predator’s new ray green color scheme during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Spain striker Fernando Torres laced up a pair of Predators before lighting up the scoreboard with four goals against Tahiti in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Brazilian midfielder Oscar showed progressive improvement throughout the tournament with the Canarinho, and may have improved his chances to earn a spot on Brazil’s 2014 World Cup team. Forward Juan Mata also scored against Tahiti, and Riccardo Montolivo displayed good form before incurring a worrisome head injury against Brazil.

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Have you tried the adidas Predator LZ? Which one of the new colors would you wear on the field, or wish adidas made? Leave your thoughts below.