Joining the other ranks of Premiership players switching football boots, it seems that John Carew is now playing in the adidas F50 adiZero.

The Aston Villa forward has previously been a long-time advocate of the Puma v1.10 series football boots, but now looks to have made the switch to the ultra-light adidas model.

This will definitely register as a blow to Puma – should the switch turn out to be permanent – for several reasons:

Firstly, the big Norwegian cropped up to score several important goals for Villa last term, and with Emile Heskey getting less and less first team football, many tip Carew to replicate his previous ‘Super-Sub’ status, or to partner Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Secondly, Carew would have been an odds-on favourite to wear the v1.10 SL – and snubbing them for the adidas F50 adiZero sends out all sorts of wrong messages.

Finally, after most Puma Players made the switch to the PowerCat 1.10, Carew was one of the few v1 Series wearers left in the Premier League.

We’re waiting on the official word from adidas & Puma, and we’ll update you when we know for sure!

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  1. says: BiyiAdetunji

    Haha, i wouldnt blame any player who switches from any other speed boot to adizero’s, there the best speed boot out there!

    People complain about the lack fo protection but i havent about any serious foot injuries from a player that wears the adizeros, also look how many goals they scored in the world cup.

    If your a forward player and your not on contract with any other brand, you’d be a fool not to at least try them out!

  2. says: VB

    I agree with most of your statement Biyi. Minus the “look how many goals they scored in the world cup.” The players scored the goals, not the boots – no matter what brand they wear. But I do agree that adiZeros are the best speed boots out there. Not for me though, I’ll always be a Preds guy.

  3. says: Connor Wallace

    well theres always the slim chance hes using the adizeros as a cross over boot to the v1.10 SLs, from what ive heard theyre fairly similar. but really thats a big stretch.

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