Adidas released this sweet new pair of silver and orange F50 Adizeros last week, and they’re proving to be pretty popular new color on a great pair of soccer cleats. Adidas released a similar color in the last version of the F50 and I’m happy to see it make a comeback on the feet of Lionel Messi this season. There is something special about the way the silver and orange colors set each other off against the green grass of the pitch that makes them one of my favorites. But lets get down to brass tacks.
The upper on these cleats is one of more advanced one on the market, and it features Goleo calf leather on the forefoot. Goleo calf leather is a new development from Adidas that softens the material to give it the same fit and feel of kangaroo leather without the higher price. It also adds some durability to the shoes, and you’ll notice they really will change shape to fit your foot after the first few time you play in them. Colored in orange, the Sprint Web support frame on the outside and inside of these shoes provides better stability for quicker cuts and helps with high-speed dribbling. The abrasion-resistant kicking area is another nice feature as it means these shoes won’t wear out as quickly as some of the other high speed soccer boots on the market. The upper also fits true to size, but if you have a narrow foot like me you’ll need to be sure and lace them up tight as they do run a bit wide.
The sole plate and cleats on these shoes are made from injection molded plastic and are some of the highest quality ones on the market. That means the sole plate won’t crack easily, as its on solid piece of material. It also allows the sole plate to flex naturally with your foot as you run and it feels as if it coming up to feet your foot every time you take a step on the run. I’ve also got no problems with the cleats or their patterning. They bite into the ground well, and release quickly so you won;t have to worry about turning your ankle or slipping. The pattern they’re arranged in is also stable, and no matter what direction I was moving in it felt good. These cleats also feature a miCoach pod in the sole plate if you have one to put in. For my part, I don’t use one, but the fact you can track you speed and performance as you play is a pretty cool feature.
Overall, these are great pair of shoes that are durable, and offer a great fit. They also come with a 1 year warranty from Adidas and its nice to see a company standing behind their product like that. One caveat though kiddos, these Adidas soccer shoes are meant for firm ground only and will not hold up well to the heat and abrasion of astro turf. So if you want your F50’s to last, make sure you pick up a pair of turf shoes for those games. If you’re looking to grab a pair for yourself, you can pick up them here for 10% off on SoccerPro.com.
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