Already labelled as the latest “Messi Edition”, this new colorway in the Adidas F50 adiZero series takes on a very full-flavored look. It is another colorway that has an extremely unusual list name, officially labelled as a Running White/Lab Lime/Tech Onix. I’m not too sure what Tech Onix is, but I do like the overall vibrant look.
We saw Messi debut these in the Copa Del Rey final this week and he also managed to bag himself a goal – so you could say that they are off to a pretty perfect start!
One aspect of this boot that I am a fan of is the inclusion of a leather upper, which is a Galeo full-grain. It makes for a more responsive and natural touch on the ball, not quite what you get from a K-leather but in my opinion it offers better performance than the synthetic version.
Having recently tested the F50 adiZero miCoach, I just love the feeling as the ball connects with the leather upper, you can actually feel the ball cushion as it impacts your foot! At 6oz, there is no doubting the boot is designed for speed. And adding the concept of performance tracking makes these a very appealing overall package. The miCoach chip does a good job of capturing your data through play and the benefits of seeing how you performed can help you improve your game. It sits very comfortably in the cavity of the boot and you will have no idea it is there through wear.
Something important to note is that this is just the boot – if you want to include miCoach tracking system, you need to purchase a sensor separately or look for a combo deal. The F50 adiZero comes in at $210, while the miCoach chip can be purchased for $70.