On several occasions, I have received emails from readers who want to know what the difference is between the Adidas F50 adiZero soccer cleats and the Adidas adiZero 5-Star football cleat. Both boots offer a similar look and seem to carry a lot of the same technology, but there has to some major differences that effect performance in each sport and there must be a reason for the $100 price difference. From initial glance, the 5-Star has a very different stud configuration and the upper seems to sit higher on the heel.
Ultimately, there is only one way to see what the differences are – and that is to buy a pair to wear test and compare with the F50 adiZero. Please note that I am in no way approving the purchase of the American football specific boots, and going into the review I do not expect they will be a recommended boot for soccer players to wear. But the concept of seeing how they rate against each other and finding out what accounts for the price difference seems like a valuable learning experience. Note that I will not be wearing these in games, instead they will be used in closed individual training sessions.
To make things a little more interesting, I want your input on what colorway I should purchase. Simply vote below and whichever pair gets the most votes by tomorrow at 6pm PST will be the pair that are purchased![poll id=”13″]