Well we just got a peek at the new Adidas F50 Adizero colorways, and I’ve go to say they look class. The leather version is my favorite of the two, with the bright electricity lime color running down from the top of the tongue then flaring out along the toe inot a hash pattern. The area around the back of the heel and laces have also been dipped in the electricity color, which means the color runs right along the back up to the tongue giving it a seamless look. The rest of the shoe, except for the “F50” lettering and the studs are jet black, just like the previous leather Adizeros, with three white Adidas stripes on the outstep that really pop.
As for the specs on the shoe, there’s nothing new here. The Adizero is still the premier superlight boot, and this one is no different. While the Puma v1.10 SL’s maybe lighter weight, F50’s remain the overwhelming choice of the pros and for me thats all the proof I need. When I put them on, they feel soft and light on my feet, as you might expect, but I can really tell how the natural leather makes a difference. When I put on a pair of synthetics boots, the first thing I always notice is how tight and uncomfortable they are. Granted, the same can be said for leather shoes, but real leather breaks in faster and holds its shape better over time. This gives these Adizeros a longer shelf life, as they won’t wear out as quickly as the synthetics. They are made of Goleo calf-leather, so it’s still light weight, and the shoe only weighs in at a minuscule 165 grams.
They still feature the Adidas Sprint Frame and cleat pattern to give you that extra bite when you are taking off down the pitch. They also have all the same touch characteristics we’ve come to love from the Adizero, and a boot shape ideal for taking the ball down on the run. Overall, they are a great pair of soccer shoes, and if there good enough for Messi, then there good enough for me.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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