Right now, the Adidas F50 adiZero is one of the hottest soccer cleats on the market, with top stars like Messi, Gareth Bale and Nani sporting the lightweight boot. I get many requests on how each version performs, so I thought it would be worth highlighting the reviews and features posted on SoccerCleats101 over the past year in a recap/summary format.
May 11th 2010 – Adidas announce the release of the ultra-lightweight F50 adiZero soccer cleat.
June 6th 2010 – First review of the F50 adiZero Synthetic, in the initial Sea-of-Yellow colorway, featured on SC101.
June 8th 2010 – While reviewing the leather version, requests for a comparison of both versions streamed in – so I compared the Leather to Synthetic version.
June 13th 2010 – Full review for the Leather F50 adiZero posted, in the initial Chameleon colorway.
July 29th 2010 – After getting to play on some natural surfaces, I posted a review for the Hybrid version – an ideal option for those of you that play in wet, muddy conditions.
August 19th 2010 – After continued testing of the leather version due to reader comments, this happened! Basically, I suffered the same fate as many of you have.
October 25th 2010 – MLS players wear a customized pink version of the F50 adiZero in support of breast cancer awareness.
January 1st 2011 – To start the new year, Adidas announce the release of the lightest cleat on the market – the F50 adiZero Prime.
March 3rd 2011 – With the latest design change in the F50 adiZero series, I got another chance to review and update my thoughts on the Synthetic range.
April 13th 2011 – A few months after the release of the F50 adiZero Prime, I had the opportunity to test them out and posted a comprehensive review of what are currently the lightest soccer cleats on the market!
Finally, for those of you wondering what my recommendation in the range is, I regard the leather F50 adiZero to be the best performing boot. This is particularly the case when it comes to touch and control on the ball. As an outside midfielder/winger, I require a boot that offers great feel on the ball as I dribble and I found that the Leather version matched that requirement perfectly!