A Subtle, More Refined Twist for the adiZero
Time for the second installment in the Adidas F50 adiZero series – with this one coming in a very much expected, traditional looking Black/Running White/Green Zest colorway. At first glance, you might actually mistake these for more of a heritage release, to be honest, but at 6.1oz this Leather upper release is built for Speed.
This look is almost the complete opposite of the original Vivid Yellow that Lionel Messi has been sporting over the past few weeks. On this version, the Black upper holds a very modern look with a touch of Green Zest producing a pretty clean and distinct look.
When it comes to retail, this Leather version hits the market at $210.
A 3D Textured SprintSkin Upper
The biggest difference between this release and previous adiZeros is a 3D textured pattern on the SprintSkin upper, designed to elevate performance in all weather conditions. This water wicking material and an elevated ridge pattern are intended to allow water to slide off the cleat rather than be absorbed — keeping the foot dry and the cleat light even in heavy rain.
Tested – the Synthetic Version
We have already had a chance to work closely with and test the Synthetic version and they worked out really well. Although the new SprintSkin didn’t seem to add any evident performance benefits, the overall make-up of the boot is impressive. There are minor adjustments compared to the last F50 adiZero, like the more defined heel design and the addition of texture on the upper, but the fundamentals of the boot are pretty much the same.