The latest boot to arrive just in time for review before Christmas is the new Adidas F50 adiZero miCoach. Adidas has gone with a rather striking visual colorway on this one, with the High Energy/Electricity/White colorway offering players one of the most vibrant looking boots ever created! I am testing the full-grain leather version, which weigh in at an extremely like 6.0oz. Designed for speed! Personally, I have to admit I am not a fan of the colors used but I am extremely eager to find out what the miCoach system is all about and how it can be used to help develop your game.
The actual boot and miCoach chip need to purchased separately (or you can order them together as a package) but it is important to note that the chip doesn’t come solely with the boot! My recommendation is to figure out if you want the leather or synthetic version of the boot, then simply add the miCoach chip you need! The total for both should run around $250. Stay tuned for a full review in the next few weeks!
On a final note, I had problems setting up the miCoach chip out of the box. I ended up having to troubleshoot the CONNECT (or the piece that plugs into your USB port on the computer) in order to ensure it had the appropriate driver to work on my PC. After researching, I found no Adidas support on the issue and I do imagine many players will encounter the same issue. If you do suffer the same problems try this:
- On your computer, go to Control Panel > Hardware > Devices
- Right click the ANT USBstick2 and hit “Troubleshoot”
- Follow the instructions to update the chips driver.