After introducing the Crazylight name to football earlier this year with Gareth Bale and the f50, adidas are making their whole stable of football boots lighter than ever with the Crazylight Pack: up first, the adidas Nitrocharge Crazylight.
The adidas Nitrocharge Crazylight tips the scales at 225g, making it the heaviest of the new pack, but it also makes the smallest reduction in weight with an 10g drop over the current generation version.
adidas have clearly had to work pretty hard to trim any excess off the second-generation Nitrocharge, despite the meagre weight drop.
As a boot that has so many unique features at the core of it’s identity, adidas must have toyed around with what to keep on and what to leave off this ultra-lightweight edition.
As you’ll be able to tell from the photos, the EnergySling is still at the heart of the boot’s design, locking the foot into the soleplate for maximum energy return.
Hybridtouch material is still used in the forefoot upper, and also takes over the rest of the boot, too as the mesh rear quarter makes way.
As with all the Crazylight models, the adizero’s Sprintframe soleplate is brought in to make the most significant reduction to the weight of the adidas Nitrocharge Crazylight, with the narrow, more streamlined Traxion studs finishing things off.
It’s well worth noting that the adidas Nitrocharge Crazylight isn’t packing the EnergyPulse on the chassis; a feature that claims to help maximise energy return.
However, we’ve always found this part of the Nitrocharge to be a little stiff for our liking, so we’ll be really interested to see if the Crazylight version actually helps reduce this issue.
Away from the tech, the Nitrocharge Crazylight features a bold Blue/Green fade graphic print over a white base that’s sure to get people talking.
Launching today at adidas retailers, expect to pay around £185 for the adidas Nitrocharge Crazylight.
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