Month: February 2014

adidas Kinetic Boost

The first Boost shoe has arrived in youth sizes and goes by the name Kinetic Boost.  This shoe looks similar to the Revenge shoe which is currently sold at the UK site but features the Techfit upper like the adult Energy Boost.  The kids Kinetic Boost is for youth looking for a high end running shoe with great cushioning provided by the Boost material.   The Techfit upper provides the sock like fit while the Adiwear sole ensures durability mile after mile.  The Kinetic Boost is currently available in blue and orange in youth sizes 3.5-6 and currently sells for $95 at adidas.com.

adidas Crazylight 3 Low – black and red

A while back, the Crazylight 3 Low quietly made it’s way onto the adidas website in a blue and neon color.  Just today the Crazylight 3 Low was released in a black and red color.  The adizero Crazylight 3 is known for being one of the lightest basketball cleats on the market at 9.3 oz.  While there has been no weight mentioned on this new low version, it is safe to say it is well under the 9.3 oz on the high top version making it super light for a basketball shoe.

The Crazylight 3 Low features the Sprintframe and Sprintweb for light stability on the sole and upper.  It has a textile and synthetic upper as well as EVA in the midsole for cushioning.  The adizero Crazylight 3 Low is on sale now in men’s sizes for $125 at adidas.com.

adidas adizero 5-Star 40 Cleat

adidas has released a new super light version of the adizero 5-Star 3.0 cleat, this one with one goal in mind and that is speed.  The 5-Star 40 cleat weighs only 4.6 oz which is even lighter than the F50 soccer cleat.  It resembles the current 3.0 cleat but is more streamlined with a thin upper material, thin laces, and microsuede sockliner.  Like the 3.0, it has the Sprintframe for light stability, Shockweb for light upper support, and Sprintstuds for traction while sprinting.

To promote this cleat, adidas is having a contest at the NFL Scouting Combine with a prize of $100,000 to the player who runs the fastest 40 yard dash while wearing the adizero 5-Star 40 cleats.  Not a bad chump of change for running 40 yards.  This limited edition cleat is currently on sale for $150 at adidas.com.

Update: This cleat has sold out but you can see all the current 5-Star Cleats in stock now on the official site here.

adidas Takumi Sen 2.0

adidas quietly added a new racing flat to it’s line up this week, the Takumi Sen 2.0.  At 6.7 oz and 6mm heel toe drop, this 2nd generation running shoe is one of the lightest and lowest profile shoes in the current line up.  The Takumi Sen is geared towards racing distances of 1 mile up to marathon.  It features the Sprintframe, Torsion, and a Quickstrike sole to save on weight.  The upper is a mix of mesh and synthetic suede.  For cushioning, the Takumi has adiprene+ under the forefoot and midfoot.  The outsole uses Continental rubber for durability and grip on a variety of surfaces.  The Takumi Sen 2.0 is available for purchase now in men’s sizes in the solar slime colorway at the official website.

adidas Messi F50 2014

The new adidas Messi cleat has just gone up for pre-order on the adidas US website.  Like previous versions it is closely based on the F50 adizero TRX FG.   The new boot comes in a distinctive 4 color rainbow upper with the solar slime green frame.  When comparing the Messi cleat to the regular F5o, the main difference is that the Messi does not have the Speedfoil but instead maintains the Hybridtouch synthetic leather all the way around the heel.  There is also the Messi logo on the heel as well as the name on the tongue.  Like the F50, the Messi features the Sprintframe, Dribbletex texture, and Speedtraxion studs.  It should be about the same weight as the current F50 which is in the mid 5 oz range.  The new Messi cleat is available now for pre-order for $230 and launches officially on March 1st, 2014.

adidas Energy Boost 2.0

Since its release, the Energy Boost has been one of the best and most popular adidas running shoes on the market. For months, runners have been asking about the next version of the Energy Boost and it is finally here.  The Energy Boost 2.0 is very similar to the original version.  The main difference that can be seen is the TPU cage over the upper which provides a bit more structure and stability.  It also adds just a slight bit of weight bringing it to 9.7 oz over the previous 9.5 oz of the original.  There is also a $10 price increase for the new 2.0 version bringing it to $160.  Expect similar performance with the same Boost cushioning as well as the Techfit upper, Torsion, and Adiwear sole. The Energy Boost 2.0 is available now in several colors for pre-order and launches officially on February 26th 2014.

adidas – X-Hale Custom

X-Hale Custom – Along with the Duramo 6, today adidas has also released a new custom low cut basketball shoe, the X-Hale.  This is another shoe that has been available as a stock shoe in the past and is now available for customization.  The X-Hale offers a choice of leather or mesh upper material along with about 13 color options.  The leather option also adds the ability to apply a print design such as splatter.  Like most adidas custom shoes, you have the option to add text and lace jewelry.   The X-Hale is great if you are looking for a sporty or casual shoe available in many color options.  You can design your own now for in men’s and women’s sizes 4 to 19 for $90 at adidas.com.

adidas – Duramo 6 Custom

Duramo 6 Custom – adidas just released a new custom running shoe, the Duramo 6.  The Duramo 6 is an all around running shoe with a mesh upper and full length adiprene+ cushioning.  It weighs 9.2oz which gives it a good balance of cushioning and lightness.  This shoe has been available as a stock shoe at sporting good stores for a while, but has just recently been made available to customize.   Options include 12 color choices, extra laces, as well as a name, flag, and lace jewelry.  It is available now in men’s sizes 4-15 and women’s sizes 5-15 at adidas.com.