Adidas F50 adiZero FG
Category: Product Reviews
With the F50 adiZero product line, you could say that Adidas has the lightest soccer cleats in the market. There are two versions: Synthetic and Leather. I had the opportunity to try out the synthetic version with the Sun/Black/Gold color pattern.
I have never thought much of the weight of soccer cleats while playing, but after using these, I definitely changed my mind. From the moment I picked up these cleats, I couldn’t believe how light they were. Weighing in at less than 6 ounces, it’s as if you’re putting on slippers, just less fur I guess! Oh and for the record, I don’t wear furry slippers but my wife does!
Normally, I wear a size 8-1/2 and that’s the size that I bought, but the synthetic version does feel a bit roomy. Because I wear thick socks, I don’t think it’s a problem. Make sure you try on a pair before you buy.
The synthetic version uses a Sprintskin material. Basically, there’s no foam or lining, which is probably why they are so lightweight. Because there is minimal padding, you can really feel the ball on your foot. Not sure if you’ll automatically have the foot skills of a barefoot Brazilian, but I’m sure your touch on the ball won’t decrease!
There are two sole inserts to choose from: Comfort and Ultralight. The Comfort insert is thicker and provides added padding under your foot, whereas the Ultralight insert is thin and provides less padding.
I didn’t get a chance to use the leather version, but as with all leather soccer cleats, it takes time to break in and mold to your feet. With the synthetic version, there wasn’t much of a breaking in time period. Actually, I tried them out for about a half hour one day and played a full game with them the next day without any issues.
I used them on both artificial and natural grass playing fields. They felt great on both and had great traction. However, I haven’t tried them on a rainy day.
The Adidas F50 adiZero series comes in unique color patterns:
- Lightning White/Black/Ultramet
- White/Navy/Cyan (Womens)
- Sun/Black/Gold (pictured above)