Adidas has just released the latest and all-new updated version of the F50 adiZero. The boot has been redesigned with a stronger, more aerodynamic construction and engineered for speed.
Rater than instilling a new name, this boot will again be known as the Adidas F50 adiZero. It is technically the third or III version, but Adidas has refrained from adding a numeral to the name. Either way, there are a lot of updated to the upper that turn it into a New Generation release!
The release colorway comes in a Vivid Yellow/Black/Green Zest and if you take a look at the upper, you will notice there is something vastly different. That is where the real differences lie in this new boot. Adidas has created a new synthetic SPRINTSKIN upper that features a 3D textured feel, designed to elevate performance in all weather conditions. This water wicking material and an elevated ridge pattern allows water to slide off the cleat rather than be absorbed—keeping the foot dry and the cleat light even in heavy rain.
For those interested in the featured Synthetic version, they currently available for Pre-Order on WeGotSoccer.
There is also a change with the internal SPRINTWEB. It has been altered to provide even more exceptional ball control at high speeds and a supple but stable construction for ease of lateral movement.
In terms of the soleplate, everything is the same with Adidas continuing to use their extremely effective SPRINTFRAME. And the new adiZero F50 is miCoach Speed_CELL compatible, helping players measure, view and share their stats. miCoach technology includes an advanced accelerometer that captures 360-degree movement and measures performance metrics during practice or gameplay.
All-in-all, Adidas is touting this as a stronger, more well-rounded release that still holds the characteristics needed for a speed boot. Weight wise, not much has changed and these weigh in at a superlight 5.8oz.
We are not going to have to wait long to see these boots in action – Lionel Messi will be wearing them in Champions League action tonight. The only difference lies in the fact that Messi will be wearing the 6.1oz Goleo calf-leather Leather version rather than the Synthetic. This version is also available to order from Soccer.com for $209.99. Messi will be the only player wearing these boots until later this month, when top international players Dani Alves, Karim Benzema, David Silva and David Villa lace up the new cleat.