Mi Adidas vs Nike ID – Which to choose

Bryan Byrne August 1, 2010 18

Nike vs Adidas Custom

Nike ID LogoThe best soccer players in the world are the ones who get to have their own personalized soccer cleats. It has to be the pinnacle of a players career when a footwear company approaches you and says Mi Adidas LogoHey, we want to design a soccer cleat that is specific for your foot! I think most people reading this will agree that that would be a pretty phenomenal moment.

Up until recently, we really didn’t have a choice when it came to colors and designs as we had to stick with what was on the market. That was, of course, until Nike and Adidas picked up on the idea that they could actually allow all players the opportunity to design their own unique pair of soccer boots. It does come at a price, with an added fee for the personalization, but it means you do have the option to create an absolutely unique boot for yourself. I have received several emails recently requesting information on which system is better. So to help you out, here is a breakdown of both the Mi Adidas and Nike ID websites.

Mi Adidas – www.miadidas.com

Mi Adidas

Adidas have set up a very easy and intuitive system for you to create your own cleats. The layout is extremely easy to follow, and all you need to do is select the area you want to work with on the left, and then work on personalizing the boots your way.
Choosing Size – You start off by choosing the specifics of each boot including whether it is for a male/female foot, what size you want them in and what width. I love the size option, as it allows you to choose two different size cleats, very important if you feet are a half size different.
Selecting colors
- Depending on the shoe style you decide to work with, Adidas supply ample different colors to go with. While making the changes, make sure to use the view buttons, located along the bottom of the image, to see how your changes look from different angles.
Personalize
– There are two pieces of personalization you can add to the boot. First, you can laser etch writing along the side of the boot. This can be 6 characters in length, and you have the option to select from several different colors. You can also select a logo for the heel area, although the only options available are international flags.

Pro’s:
You can choose 2 different shoe sizes.
Great selection of colors to choose from for each line.
Con’s:

Only logo’s available are flags.
Only high end boots to chose from, no cheaper option.

Cleats to choose from:

  • F50 adiZero for $250 (list price $220) 7 base colors to choose from.
  • adiPure III for $190 (list price $143) 5 base colors to choose from, and you get to select the color of the stitching.
  • Predator X for $270 (list price $242) 10 base colors to choose from, and you get to select the color of the stitching.

Nike IDwww.nikeid.nike.com

Nike ID

Nike give you a few different options to start off with, allowing you to mold a design into a masterpiece. I found the layout to be a little complicated at times, but with a little graft I found out the right strategy for creating designs in an efficient way.
Choosing size – Nike give you the option to choose who the boots are designed for, Male or Female, size and width. But unlike Adidas, they don’t allow you to choose different sizes for each boot.
Selecting Color – On the right hand side, you will see a progress bar. Clicking on this bar will open a drop down menu that allows you to choose different colors for different areas of the boot. There are many different colors to allow you to create a very unique design. At the bottom of the image there is a button that reads “More Views”, use this along with the other image angle buttons to the see the boot and the changes you make from 360 degrees.
Personalize – You can choose to add some text, 8 characters long, at the heel area of boot boots. You can then also choose a designated number to go above one of the cleats, while on the other one you get to choose a Graphic. Nike have a huge selection of graphics to choose from, giving you great options to create one off boot.

Pro’s:
Great options that allow you to truly personalize a one off pair.
Great selection of boots to choose from at very close to list prices, including the Miracles.
Con’s:
Design tool can be a little tricky.
Not a great deal of base colors to choose from.

Cleats to choose from:

  • Miracles $160 (list price $139) 3 base colors to choose from.
  • Vapor VI $275 (list price $264) 4 base colors to choose from.
  • T90 Laser III $235 (list price $220) 6 base colors to choose from.
  • CTR360 Maestri $220 (list price $198) 6 base colors to choose from.
  • Tiempo Legend III $170 (list price $165) 4 base colors to choose from.
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18 Comments »

  1. Serginho Bertholi - August 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    The Nike's personalization system, I already knew … I took the opportunity to visit the Adidas also … Comparing both, I think that NIkeID has some advantages that the manufacturer itself offers, for example, a greater number of options of soles that Adidas offers the meows … Adidas could provide in your system cheaper models and a greater variety of soles …

  2. Jordan R August 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    The only advantage MIadidas has is more base colors, but there are way more personalization options with NikeID. And also, it is possible to have two different size boots on NikeID, you just select the left size first then change the right size. I did this with my vapors when i created them on NikeID.

    • alex November 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      how do u get to the coloros because it wont let me

  3. alec C August 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    the better option here is definitly the mi adidas, they are resonable prices, you can fit most last names, and you have more colors to choose from, also they shipping is quicker

  4. OnlyFootball August 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Honestly, I think Reebok has the most customizable options on their Your Reebok site. They really let you change up every part of the shoe.

    Of course, they don't have any socccer boots (in fact, they only have five shoes total–four casual and one athletic), but they have the right idea. If Nike or adidas allowed you to, say, have a more choices in terms of the colors on the sole plate then they'd be top notch.

  5. Paul Kirkland August 2, 2010 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I have personally ordered from both in my soccer career, and I'd have to say that NikeID is the better choice for custom boots. I think it's a nice touch my Adidas to make available the option to order two different sized boots, one of my good friends has a half size different in his boots. Some people are all about designs, but I just like simple ones.

    Have you ever ordered from either? I do have to agree with you that it is a bit more complicated on the NikeID website, but I've personally chosen them over Mi Adidas.

  6. Joseph L. August 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Jordan R

    If you go through the other boots you will find that the vapors are the only ones that you can have different sized left and right feet. I think that this is dumb that they only give you the option for the vapors.

  7. ricardoojeda March 9, 2011 at 11:01 am - Reply

    HOLA

    • ROBBOE March 31, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

      pen15!!

  8. Ratchet March 15, 2011 at 2:13 am - Reply

    I found with Mi Adidas that there wasn't actually an option with widths. I am interested in the NikeID and Mi Adidas because I find that all soccer boots are too narrow. I have a pair of Adidas F50's and Nike Laser III's, both of which give me slight foot cramps and result in the inside of my foot, where it joins to my big toe, bulging out over the sole.

    Nike ID gives me the option of regular and wide fits for both the Tiempo's and Laser's, which are the only ones I tried. The Adidas F50's and AdiPURE IV's however, only had a "Medium" option.

  9. otma May 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    adidas is much better nike does not have my size adidas does 13.5

  10. alex November 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    how do i get the base colors it wont let me

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  12. Riley M May 17, 2012 at 11:24 am - Reply

    deffinetley go with mi adidas they ship to canada un like nike who doesnt i wet to order a pair of nike id running shoes and they said they dont ship to canada so go with mi adidas

  13. Cutler July 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I've tried both and i personally believe that nikeid is better. I just blew out my first pair of nikeid boots…after 5 years. They were quality boots and they were customized just the way I liked them: made for me, but not flashy. The guy on the pitch with the highlighter boots attracts attention. I'd rather fly under the defense's radar until I've put a couple in the net and they're forced to watch for me. For that reason, the fact that nike has fewer base options doesn't bother me since I like black.

  14. Nike Canada August 16, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Both are really good shoes, but I will pick Nike ID over Mi adidas. The design of a shoe isn’t really important for me and Nike ID is very comfortable to wear. Anyway, thanks for the comparison Bryan!

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  16. scott m March 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    is the leather on the nike tiempo iv different on nike id and is it worth buying nike id boots

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