We have been spotting players training in them for the past few weeks, but it now seems like adidas are on the verge of releasing their next generation adiZero F50 silo. Not only have images of the visually striking boot increased in numbers, but Swiss international midfielder Valentin Stocker and Bayern Munich’s David Alaba took to training in them this week, in what we can assume at this point is the release colorway.
Straight up, players are going to want to know what is going on with the absolutely one-piece upper material on tap. Visually it is striking as it takes on a snakeskin style design, in what seems like a dual tone Red colorway with light silver detailing. By adding a little extra definition across the upper, touch and control on the ball is sure to be elevated – giving players a little extra grip.
And note that adidas has removed the famous three-stripe from the side of the boot – yes, their famous branding takes a backseat on this one, sitting along the heel instead. That is a bold move, and one we didn’t expect to see one of the biggest brands in the world doing. That move alone screams confidence in the final product.
Then there is the soleplate – we are talking radical changes here, as adidas has decided to replace the SprintFrame with a largely increased number of blades. On the heel, you get what looks like a tri-stud configuration, with the one odd stud sitting centrally under your heel. Through the spine, there also seems to be some additional fins, indication ultimate traction is part of this package.
We are doubting fans will have to wait too much longer for an official release, and our eyes will be pealed as we anticipate more pro players training in them over the upcoming days. Once released, we will have full details – so stay tuned!
I am wearing the adiZero, but i will either buy the previous gen or switch to the adidas Predator Instinct should this really be the launch boot. The stud configuration does not scream excellent for me. Way too many blades that could harm you on artificial turf. Bryan, you mentioned in the review of the current gen adiZero that Adidas made sure that the configuration was effective and safe to use on artificial surfaces. I severely suspect that this will catch too much, potentially like the Vapor IX, and also cause injuries that make me wince a lot at the thought of them. Upon initial reaction, Bryan, what do you think of it? Rich?
How much are the new f50 going to weight?