If you missed it, Adidas released four striking new colorways yesterday as part of their “Crazylight Collection“, and this is the Nitrocharge Crazylight version. Sitting on a slightly modified second generation model of the Nitrocharge, the wavy Solar Green/Solar Blue colorway is very dramatic and provides one of the more unique looks we have seen on the market to date.
In order to turn the Energy focused boot into a hybrid Speed, adidas developed an innovative next-generation lightweight skin that drastically reduces the weight on the upper part of the boot while still guaranteeing high quality and performance. The end result is a boot that weighs in at a slightly lighter 7.9oz, beating out the initial release that sat at 8.4oz.
For those wondering how they compare to the Nitrocharge 1.0, the Crazylight Nitrocharge includes the signature EngerySling technology across the midfoot, but it does not have the textured forefoot design or the protective mesh around the heel. Removing both is one of the ways in which Adidas kept the boot’s weight at a minimum. The soleplate has also been changed over to a SprintFrame – thus the EnergyPulse system that added extra spring and rebound is not used on this release.
When you tamper with a high performing silo and look to remove attributes that have made it successful, it can prove super tricky. Obviously this is intended to be a limited edition release that offers players something quite different – I’m very eager to hear what players have to say about these once they have tested them out. If you are one of the players that manages to snag a pair, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
In terms of retail, you can currently find these listed at soccer.com.