Life is all about choices, and adidas seem to understand that.
When we put out our exclusive review on the adidas f50 adiZero, our main complain with this football boot was, that if you were used to a classic leather feel from your boots, the adiZero’s SprintSkin might be a little bit slippery and frictionless.
But as adidas have (nearly) always done with their f50 line – they’re offering up a choice between SprintSkin and leather!
Available to all three of the launch colourways: Messi’s Chameleon/Electricity, World Cup Black/Sun Yellow and the reversed Sun Yellow/Black the leather option weighs in at a mere 10g more than the SprintSkin version.
While we’re not sure how adidas have managed to get a leather football boot to tip the scales at a mere 175g (we’re yet to rule out the involvement of wizards) we’re sure that there are many players the World over who are thrilled at this choice offered by adidas, as the leather uppers on previous f50 models have always been wildly popular.
However, if we were to be overly critical, we’re not entirely sure how much we love the ‘stop-start’ effect of the leather, as the boot switches between synthetic towards the heel, and leather towards the toe and instep.
We know that this was probably a choice made by adidas in order to keep the weight down, but the beauty (and indeed, one of the unique selling points) of the adiZero is the fact that the upper is a single piece, which helps, not only the feel and fit of the boot, but also it’s integrity as stiitching is kept to a minimum.
Here’s the tech specs of the boot one more time:
The Adidas F50 adiZero TRX FG is the world’s lightest football boot. Weighing in at only 175g, the F50 adiZero FG provides athletes with an ultra-lightweight fit.
The Sprint Frame technology designed by Adidas is featured on the outsole of the F50 adiZero and is incredibly lightweight. Sprint Frame also helps increase stability through geometry.
The Adidas F50 adiZero football boots are the ultimate high speed boot. Utilising Adidas TRAXION technology, the F50 adiZero features a brand new stud shape that helps provide maximum acceleration on the pitch.
TPU Bottom Frame
The TPU Bottom Frame of the F50 adiZero helps provide for ultimate durability and performance. This helps increase stability and reinforcement while increasing protection against abrasion in the kicking area. Improved bonding between the outsole and upper also provides for improved durability.
Internal TPU Support Bands
The internal TPU Support Bands on the F50 adiZero help provide increased stability and support, and reinforce a single-layer upper material. These bands also provide important energy savings and increase comfort.
Agion Anti-Microbial Technology
Adidas has also included the Agion anti-microbial technology for improved protection against bacteria.
Agion’s recent advances in technology make it possible to build antimicrobial properties right into the surfaces of products ĹĄ so the products themselves fight and kill microbes. An antimicrobial product is literally self-cleaning, inhibiting microbial growth around the clock, day in and day out.
Cost: £124.99 / $199.99
Release: May 24th 2010
So now its official, let us know what you make of the F50 adiZer0 football boot in the comments below.