The adiZero is back. It changed the way football boots were designed 18 months ago, it brought more players to the adidas stable than should be possible and started a whole-new speed war.
Now it’s back to do it all over again, and this time it’s smarter than ever. Ladies and Gentlemen; The new adidas F50 adiZero.
The new adidas F50 adiZero takes everything you loved about the adiZero and refines the design, bringing a heightened, futuristic style to the stripped-down adiZero design.
The key features all stay the same, but now it’s rounded edges and curved heel sections have been squared off to give a ‘Stealth Bomber’-esque feel, making these lightweight football boots look lighter and deadlier than ever.
But there’s more to the new adidas F50 adiZero than a simple facelift, as the technology packed into it’s 165g sprintframe could well change what we come to expect from a pair of football boots forever…
New adidas F50 adiZero featuring miCoach
Much has been touted over what the miCoach in the new adidas F50 adiZero will be capable of measuring, well – it’s impressive to say the least.
The new adidas F50 adiZero records data via a miCoach Speed Cell chip placed in the cavity of the outsole, which captures 360 degree movements and measures key pieces of data from each player on the pitch, including:
– Average speed
– Maximum speed
– Number of sprints
– Distance at varying intensity levels
– Time Active
All for up to seven hours after a match or training, and from there the miCoach system can transmit on-pitch information to tablets, PCs and Macs using a wireless link.
miCoach also comes with an extensive on-line suite of tools that players can use to monitor their data and progress, as well as compare it to the best players on the planet.After launch, adidas will also be releasing a free app on Android and iOS that will ‘visualise’ anyone wearing the new adidas F50 adiZero meaning players will get a FIFA-esque simulation of their performance on the pitch for them to watch, and see where they can improve – incredible!
The New adidas F50 adiZero Key Features
Off the bat, the new adidas F50 adiZero impresses by retaining it’s 165g weight, making it some of the lightest football boots in the world.
Whilst this isn’t any different to the current adiZero – or even as low as the 145g adiZero Prime – adidas have packed so much more into the new adidas F50 adiZero than it’s predecessor, it’s a miracle they’re not heavier than the original F50!
Other features include:
SprintWeb – A new, 3-D texture across the top of the toe for improved durability and control at high-speeds.
Sprintframe – An upgrade to the SprintFrame you know and love, but now packing Traxion 2.0 technology for improved grip and acceleration
SprintSkin – adidas’ exclusively designed single-layer synthetic reduces weight without sacrificing ball feel.
New adidas F50 adiZero Debut
Messi teased the new bright red and yellow F50 boot for the first time during Argentina’s friendly against Nigeria earlier this month but will officially unveil them in the 2014 World Cup qualifier in Colombia on November 15, when they hit the shop shelves in time for Christmas.
As well as the Argentine Ace, other players set to wear the new adidas F50 adiZero in November are Luis Suarez, David Silva, Samir Nasri , Ashley Young, Emmanuel Adebayor, Stewart Downing, Arjen Robben, Lucas Podolski and Gareth Bale.
Launching in High Energy/White/Electricity and available in both SprintSkin and Leather expect to see plenty of these new football boots on the pitch later in the year.
At £240 (including the miCoach Chip) or £200 for just the boots they’re some of the most expensive football boots money can buy – though we are hearing that some retailers will look to undercut adidas by offering the boots for £150 and the miCoach bundle for £200.
Do you think it’s worth the extra cash for such an technologically-advanced cleat?
This could be a turning point in football boots history – give us all the feedback you can on the New adidas F50 adiZero!