So the newest iteration of the Adidas F50 Adizero is out, and is called the Adidas F50 Adizero Prime. This is not to say it named after a giant CGI robot that wanders the planet blasting Decepticons, but its about as advanced, and just as cool. These shoes features two big changes from the original and hugely popular F50 Adizeroes, but Adidas haven’t really taking any risks here.
The first new feature, and probably the most important, is the fact the shoes now only 4.9 ounces, one ounce less than the original. This make the Primes the lightest shoes on the market right now, lighter than even the Puma v. 1.10 SL’s. With a Sprint Frame outsole that uses less bonded layers and no longer has a stiff insole board, these shoes are also more stable and more flexible than the last version. The lack of flexibility was a real problem with the original Adizeros, and led to many of the shoes ripping and tearing along the line of the instep. Also, the shoes bite into the turf better with the more flexible upper, allowing you to take full advantage of the geometric cleat designs patterned traction.
The upper is also another place where weight has been further reduced with the introduction of carbon fibre into the construction. This gives the shoes added strength while allowing for less material, basically its the same principle as the Nike Flywire on their Superfly’s, just don’t tell Nike I guess.They are calling the new upper technology adiLite if you want to Google it for yourself. Other than that they have the same featrues and soft touch that we’ve all come to love from the Aidzero line. At $299.99, there not cheap, but you get what you pay for and they are a top quality shoe for a top drawer player.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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