Never one to court controversy, long-time Nike endorsee Robinho has been spotted trialling – and scoring in – a pair of adidas F50 adiZero football boots in AC Milan’s game with Bologna this weekend.

Robinho plays in a pair of adidas F50 adiZero football boots


The Manchester City loanee took to the field for AC Milan’s away game in a pair of blacked out football boots, that we quickly identified as a pair of FG Intense Green adiZero‘s.

Robinho plays in a pair of adidas F50 adiZero football boots

Having been a long-time endorsee of Nike’s Mercurial Vapor line – particularly the Superfly II – it was a real shocker to see the Brazilian in a pair of adidas cleats, though Robinho would not be the first big-name player to have switched brands to the adiZero, with the likes of Nicolas Anelka and Nani having opted to side with adidas in the past 6 months.


Robinho sent a huge hint that his football boots sponsorship was up for renewal after wearing a blacked-out pair of Superfly II‘s in the Champions League against Ajax – and it seems the controversy-courting star might be looking to make a battle of it, rather than just renewing with Nike.

Robinho plays in a pair of adidas F50 adiZero football boots

Wearing the adiZero sends the message that Robinho would be happy playing in another pair of football boots, but we definitely wouldn’t see this one-off appearance as the AC Milan forward ‘making the switch’. Plenty of players such as Florent Malouda, Stephen Ireland and John Carew have flirted with the adiZero only to return to Nike after a game or two.

Though, if Robinho were to switch – it’d be great timing on the Brazilian’s part with adidas reportedly edging closer to revealing some scant details on the adiZero Prime in the new year

Until we know for sure, you can bet that we’ll be keeping a very close eye on the football boots of one Mr. Robson de Souza and keeping you posted with any updates!

Special thanks to Footy-Boots fan ‘V S’ (which we can only assume stands for ‘Very Secretive’ for shooting this spot over to us!

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  1. says: idin

    Right on for Robinho. Nike Superflys are far too overpriced and Adidas adiZero are half the price and much lighter (2 ounces lighter! ). Although price is not an issue for professional players it does make a large difference for the modern amateur footballers who are looking for great quality and great value. Hopefully Robinho stays with Adidas!

  2. says: lorien Gordon

    i love nike and i wear total 90s but looks like nike is losing this battle biiiig timee….whos next on the hitlist…ronaldo? drogba? ibrahimovic?……adizeros must be good boots because sooo many players are switching

  3. says: jet

    I have superfly’s and love them, but after testing, i would say that the best 2 boots on the market are the
    Both combining lightness with comfort. Would love to try the new CTR 2 Elite to see how it compares.

    1. says: kyle

      Hunty was laid off with a nasty injury and is focusing on getting better at the minute.

      He won’t be writing for the foreseeable future, but he’s still a good friend of the site – you can check out his personal blog at to see how his recovery is going!

  4. says: MW

    Jet is spot on, without question the top 2 right now are adizero and ctr360. Simple – weight and comfort. Not only are the adizero’s lighter than superfly’s, but the leather version is FAR more comfortable.

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