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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


About the author: Matthew Wall


I've played soccer since I could walk thanks to my father and love keeping up on all the latest gear and gab. I'm in my twenties, and I'm lucky enough to have found work in search marketing for a leading soccer retailer after completing my M.A. at Georgetown in 2008. My team is Liverpool, and national side is Ireland, but I've also got a passion for GAA and a number of sports. Feel free to give me a shout on Google+


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  1. I was a bog fan of the adizero cleat, but now they are so expensive id prefer to go with the Superfly. I also prefer this adizero prime in the yellow version like you see here – .

    Which cleats do you think are better Matthew? Superfly or Prime?

  2. Marty.

    I’d say that for the time being the Primes are better than the Superfly II’s. I’ve got tow reasons fro it: They are lighter with the same sort of control surface for the ball, so they’re basically the same shoes, just one is lighter. Also, the Superfly II’s run $400, the Primes are $300, and for me that a big factor in my decision as I’m just out of college and paying student loans down.

    We’ll see what happens when the Superfly III’s come out, for now, advantage Adidas.

  3. Do these fit true to size? I tried on a size 10 in the regular synthetic adizeros and it fit perfectly, will the primes fit the same?

  4. Yes, they fit the same

  5. I wear a 10 in nike mercurial superflys would it be the same in adizero primes?

  6. Yes, you would be the same

  7. yea, i also wear a 10 in mercurial, is the shoe wider than mercurial?