It looks like Adidas are combining New Years Eve and Christmas all in one, as they are blessing us with a firework explosion of new presents for us football boot nerds. We can now also unveil the new generation of the Adidas F50 Adizero in orange, which we take a closer look at here.
Adidas have been very busy with the launches today and their generous mood continues. We were still reeling from the release of the Blue Adidas F50 Adizero and then Adidas choose to release yet another treat for us. The fifth generation of Adidas F50 Adizero now also comes in an elegant and stylish orange colourway.
The orange colourway is every bit as fresh and colourful, as the blue launch colourway is and we will probably already be seeing it in action this weekend. Some of the worlds biggest stars have these last few days been training in the boot, which exudes speed, speed and more speed. As Adidas put it themselves, the boot is a speed demon and that to us sounds like a very apt description.
The Adidas F50 Adizero has been on the market since 2010, and it has rapidly become one of the most important lightweight boots on the market. While Lionel Messi through the years, has proven what he can do with this boot on his feet, the engineers from Adidas have constantly been working on improving the boot down to the smallest detail. Every single excess gram has been shaved off the boot over the years, and the latest and best materials have been used to create a unique boot.
The football boots weight says everything about the ambitions and targets are set for the Adidas F50 Adizero. The boot wants to be first to every ball, in every situation and that is why Adidas have produced one of the lightest boots ever. Put it on the scale and you will see the impressively low number, 150 grams, which is hard to be anything but astounded by. This a boot that certainly wont hold you back.
The boot comes, as we have been accustomed to from Adidas, in two different models. A synthetic model, specially designed for the player who wants it as light as possible, as well as a leather model, for the player who can't get enough of the great touch on the ball, and the comfort that leather provides. The boots each have their own specific qualities, so that even the most demanding equipment enthusiast can be satisfied.
In the traditional synthetic version, Adidas have moved away from the Sprintskin II with the ultra-thin AdiLITE Twin, that we know from the fourth generation of the Adidas F50 Adizero. Instead they have chosen to go with an extra thin version of the technologically advanced Hybridtouch material, which we, for example, now from the Adidas Predator LZ II. The Hybridtouch material provides an incredibly supple upper, which is also strong enough to let them leave out the Sprintweb, which was a central part of the fourth generation.
The Hybridtouch upper is made to emulate leather and hereby combine all the advantages of both synthetic and leather. It is an incredibly supple and thin material that wraps itself around your foot, yet also takes up less water. In addition, it has a longer lifetime, and doesn't 'overstretch' as leather can do. The Hybridtouch material has been chosen based on feedback from the professional Adidas footballers, who were asking for a softer upper than the previous generation; and therefore Adidas chose to move away from the thin but more stiff AdiLITE Twin to introduce the thin and incredibly soft and supple version of their Hybridtouch.
On the Hybridtouch upper you will also find the newly developed dribbletex, which is a 3D-structure around the forefoot, that serves to provide better grip, both in wet and dry weather conditions and hereby increase your ball control. The thought is that the specially developed 3D-texture can better grip the ball, to ensure that you do not lose control of the ball in the middle of a decisive moment. Many football matches are decided by the small marginals, and it is exactly these small marginals that Adidas are taking into consideration with the newly developed dribbletex
For the leather version, Adidas have chosen to go with the very nice Taurus leather, which excels by being extremely soft. The leather provides great comfort and a natural touch on the ball. In addition, it is very durable and the result is a boot that is ready to take on even the toughest of challenges on the pitch. Adidas have hereby said goodbye to the Goleo leather which we saw on the previous generation of the Adizero.
The upper on both the synthetic and the leather version are complemented by the ultra thin Speedfoil material from the heel to the midfoot. This is a new material that Adidas presents with this new Adizero boot. It is an innovative and very light material that adds to the stability of the boot without compromising the weight.
In general the Speedfoil material serves to keep the weight at a minimum on the new Adidas F50 Adizero, but Adidas have also kept the stability in mind. Therefore, the heel is equipped with a linng that ensures stability and support. Hereby, Adidas have aimned for the optimal mix of lightness and support around the heel and the back of your foot.
Not everything has been changed on the fifth generation of the Adizero. The Sprintframe 2.0 is till here, and it is just as good as we know it. It seems that Adidas have found just the right combination of low weight, flexibility and stability. In some places the outsole is just 1mm thick, yet the sole is still strong and responsive, and moves together with your foot.
Regarding the stud configuration, Adidas have, on the other hand, gotten into some new thinking. The focus has been on acceleration, direction change and turning; which has resulted in a stud configuration, that very much optimises speed, and lots of it. The name is Speedtraxion, and as you may have guessed, it's all about speed through traction.
The studs are still triangular as we know it from the Traxion 2.0 stud configuration, bus this time around they are more blade shaped on the one side, which allows for an increased contact area with the ground, when the energy is transferred. This ensures an effective kick-off, both n relation to acceleration and direction change. The location of the studs is also thought through, with the bladed side placed in the area used for your kick-off.
Adidas have also launched their fifth generation of the Adidas F50 Adizero in orange, and this is a boot that screams speed, speed and more speed. What do you think of the boot? Ans which of the new colourways for the Adidas f50 Adizero is your favourite? As always, please feel free to leave a comment in the box below, or on Facebook and Twitter.