Having played professional football for many years I have tried a lot of boots. I have always been a bit old school when it comes to football boots and laughed at these new fangled products that ‘make you run faster’ or ‘help you control the ball better’. That was however until I tried the new Adidas Predator LZ TRX FG. This boot is truly amazing as it actually does what it says on the tin. The 5 lethal zones that supposedly help you to improve all aspects of your game when you have the ball, cover every part of the boot. As I said previously I have always been skeptical about this but having used these boots for five games now I am converted. The 5 lethal zones include touch – thin strips on the front of the boot which do actually give you a greater feel for the ball as it makes contact with the foot, long passing – on the top of the boot and it feels like the ball has exploded off of your foot, a bit like a trampoline, takes some getting used to as I over hit a lot of passes. Also good for power shooting but again practice is needed, Dribbling – probably the one area where I did not notice much difference, Pass – located on the instep of the boot and it’s a padded area which does help you get a feel for short passing as again feels great when in contact with the foot, Sweetspot– This was amazing! Located about where your big toe is running down the side of your foot. Hit some great free kicks with this part as it does allow you to get controlled curve on the ball and it stays hit.I loved these boots but I would say you have to be a decent standard to get the most out of them. They are not going to suddenly make you play like Lionel Messi but will help to intensify the strong areas of your game. They are also not cheap but well worth it if you can afford them.
So there you go that’s our review of this great new product from Adidas, see below for a summary of what we like and what we don’t.
- Love the design, they look great
- Very comfortable from day one
- Touch zone
- Pass zone
- Sweet spot
- Mi coach – miCoach collects your movement and cardio data during training or competition and helps you build a training plan specific to your sport and your goals – even offering audible coaching in real time.
- Dribble – didn’t really work for me
- Came up a bit small. Im normally an 8.5 but they were tight. Could have done with a 9.
- Price – at £160 they will make a severe dent in your pay packet but worth it if you can afford it. Shop around as I have seen them for £139.99