It's exciting times here at SoccerBible as we look ahead to the 2012/13 season. New football boots are arriving thick and fast as brands look to bolster their boot stable for the new campaign. No boot commands attention quite like the adizero. Up next from adidas is the new Black/Silver/Lime f50 adizero miCoach.
Famous for bringing new technology and lightweight to the game, the f50 adizero has also become renowned for its catalogue of eccentric colourways that we've either come to love or hate! We don't think they'll be too much controversy around this latest release, with the adidas team having delivered a stand-out design.
When it comes to speed boot colourways, it's hard to please everyone. Recent adizero releases might not have been to everyone's taste, but we think adidas have hit a home-run with this metallic design. Barring the black & white-out f50's, this new Black/Silver/Lime release might be as toned-down as an adizero gets nowadays!
The construction of the adidas F50 adizero miCoach soccer shoes is built around three key features – Sprintskin, Sprintframe and the all new Sprintweb. The newly introduced Sprintweb – highlighted on these versions in the Silver colour, is an advancement on the TPU Bottom Frame from the previous adizero Prime.
The Sprintweb offers increased lateral stability and support, especially across the mid-foot, to transfer the forces from the outsole to the upper.
The adiLite Twin material is retained for the 'Sprintskin' upper, as it's been a hugely successful single-layer synthetic which reduces weight and gives improved ball feel. For this new generation of the adizero, the upper has been given a more textured finish to improve ball control and touch.
The 'Sprintframe' outsole is still a revolutionary one-piece chassis; thin, flexible and lightweight, the 'Sprintframe' is the main source of the adizero's speed. Retaining the heel support, the Speed Cell cavity adds to the rigidity you need in the mid-foot area, whilst there is still plenty of flex where needed.
The introduction of miCoach technology continues to change the boot game, with more players jumping on the miCoach bandwagon. By delivering precise information direct to your computer, the chip allows you to track and upload performance data including speed, max speed, number of sprints, distance, and distance a high intensity levels.
The new Black/Silver/Lime f50 adizero miCoach football boots are available to order now from selected online stockists, with a global retail price of around £150 GBP / €210 EURO / $200 USD. Alternatively you can purchase the bundle including the miCoach Speed Cell for £200 GBP / €245 EURO / $270 USD.
The adizero miCoach range has been treated to a few hit-and-miss colourways so far this season. What do you think of the brands latest design? Share your thoughts on adidas' latest colourway online, on Twitter and on Facebook.