The adidas F50 has been around a while now, and with each update, something new has been added to improve the boots. But this latest model, the adidas F50 adiZero, is the most radical yet, with some major new design features!
First of all, the adidas F50 adiZero features a whole new sole design. The Tunit system has been removed, and instead the boots now come with traditional SG or FG soles instead of interchangeable studs for all pitch conditions. While this might mean buying two pairs instead of one, it has helped to reduce the weight of an already light football boot, and increased comfort.
The material used on the outer of the boots is called Sprintskin, and is both super light, and super strong. The new adiZero weights just 160g, a massive reduction and quite a bit lighter than the Nike Mercurial Vapor (210g) and the Puma v1.10 (235g) which are the boots main competition.
Can a boot this light be comfortable, or strong though? Yes say adidas, who have used this single layer synthetic upper to improve touch and control, but also as it will mould nicely around the foot for additional comfort over thicker synthetics and leathers.
Upon release, there is a choice of new colours as well, offering players of all styles something to like. There is the Black/Sun Yellow colourway for the World Cup, and Sun Yellow/Black for the more attention grabbing footballer. The main release colour which you will see the adidas F50 adiZero in when players like Lionel Messie take to the pitch is the stunning Chameleon Purple/Electricity/White colourway. Think of the type of flip-paint paint job you would see on Pimp My Ride!
And if the colours are to your liking, but you prefer traditional football boots, adidas have been very clever and offer each model in a k-leather alternative. While this may increase weight by around 15g on the FG version, this still leaves the boots the lightest available! They’ve certainly thought of every player!