After listening to many of you questioning the durability of the Adidas F50 adiZero stud over the past few months, I finally experienced the issue to a pair I was wearing. To test out many of your concerns, I have continued to wear the adiZero’s over the past few weeks. To be honest, I was not expecting any problems with the studs, and believed that it might have been related to some “unlucky” pairs. But, now I am adding a WARNING for anyone looking to buy a pair.
The stud in question is one of the upper two on the left boot. I didn’t notice until after practice that the stud was missing, and can’t give a definite answer as to when it actually fell off. But I do know the stud was there before practice.
In my opinion, the adiZero is still one of the best boots currently on the market, but Adidas will need to go back to the drawing board in order to rectify what could potentially be a huge problem. Many players will end up getting a minimal life out of a boot that has the ability to one of the most durable on the field. I am currently trying to get some feedback from the peeps at Adidas on what players need to do if they encounter a similar problem.
Let us know below if you have had a similar problem, or if you have any opinions on the issue.