I can tell you from the start that this release is sure to be a very popular one – a blackout version of the Adidas F50 adiZero. There is something quiet appealing about the clean and simplistic look of the all-black boot. Since the upper is synthetic, you get a sort of glimmering/reflective effect not seen on the other boots in the range. Add to that some Electricity detailing on the boot, which has an almost green look to it, and you get a modern and updated feel to a very traditional looking boot. These boots are exclusive to soccer.com.
Of course, there is absolutely nothing traditional about the F50 adiZero, rather they are built to be a technologically advanced soccer cleat. Designed with one thing in mind, you are getting 5.8oz of raw speed thanks to a sprintskin upper and a lightweight sprintframe outsole. I recently tested the Warning colorway with plenty of positives to report. They are surprisingly comfortable for such a lightweight boot and broke in with relative ease. When you take these out of the box for the first time the weight will blow your mind! It is absolutely astounding how light they feel, and the same is true when you get them on the field.
The one thing I find surprising about it all is that Adidas also released a blackout version of the adiPure IV this weekend. We don’t normally see similar colorway releases in different ranges at the same time from Adidas, so it is definitely a new play on their part! I definitely prefer the look of the adiZero Blackout over the adiPure IV version, although I found the leather adiPure offer offered substantially better performance. But, I am a fan of how Adidas have put together this release, and as before I expect them to sell really well.