In a world where soccer shoes have to be brighter and lighter than the previous versions, one boot silo has constantly set the bar. The adiZero series has completely changed the face of the boot to shave off as many ounces as possible. It also saw the balance of power in the boot world shift away from a market that was once dominated by any and every release that Nike put out into the world.
Although the F-series has been a long-running franchise for Adidas, the adiZero was a massive change that saw the F50 soccer shoes become the standard bearer in lightweight boots. The silo has some significant differences from tier to tier, but the differences aren’t all immediately noticeable from just looking at the boot. There are already quite a few colorway releases on the market.
In the past several years, the F50 adiZero soccer shoes could be seen as the most important cleats released among the soccer shopping. The upper on the adiZero is an incredibly thin synthetic that feels amazing in your hands. The thin nature of the upper provides as close as possible a feeling to that elusive ‘barefoot’ feel that all boot companies strive for. The touch on the boot is absolutely amazing, definitely making you want to immediately run out and try to mimic every move you’ve ever seen on YouTube. The thinness of the upper definitely puts you in a position where every touch you make allows you to feel in control of where the ball goes. Lastly, there are TPU ribs running along the inside of the boot that allow the boot to hug your foot and make sure the boot feels locked in play.
Different from the previous versions with SprintFrame 2.0 in soleplate, the current F50 is supposedly a change. The only noticeable difference is a small groove on the front two studs and some slight triangular divots on the tops of each stud. The other big addition is the add-in of the miCoach slot, which is practically unnoticeable when actually wearing and using the soccer shoes on the field.