It is a boot that Adidas showcased over a year ago, and now the dream has become a reality with the new Adidas adiZero 99g. Just to put that into perspective, 99g equals 3.5oz! Furthermore, the adizero 99g is the first product released under the umbrella of the adidas Soccer “Limited Collection”. Footwear in the “Limited Collection” will be released in limited quantities and showcase the best in adidas Soccer innovation.
There will be 299 pairs of the game-changing adizero 99g released worldwide, and with it marks a revolutionary step in technology and product innovation in soccer. The cleat is designed to make players both lighter and faster, giving them a physical and psychological advantage on the field.
Available from Soccer.com.
Of course a release this light creates questions about durability and protection. Well, the eye-catching cleat, rigorously tested for tear strength and abrasions, falls within adidas’ adizero speed range and is aimed at enhancing player performance with raw speed and agility, while ensuring players are protected in an increasingly fast and competitive game. What that actually means, we will have to wait to find out after they are released to market!
In order to create the lightest boot ever, adidas added some key new elements to the boot:
- 1mm polyamide outsole that reduces weight but has the rigidity to perform at the highest level.
- Lightweight upper made from a single layer of woven polyester mesh.
- Unique stud layout to ensure fastest movements in all directions
To put it all into perspective, the new adizero 99g is nearly half the weight of a standard cleat. And because of the materials used, regardless of the weather conditions, the material stays 99g, unlike synthetic or leather cleats that get heavier when wet! That could be a real deal breaker when it comes to performance in different playing conditions.