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In 2004, adidas launched the f50 line, one of its most iconic soccer cleats. 16 years later, the German brand is bringing several versions back to life for everyone’s pleasure.
There are news that are more fun than others. Every day on footpack, we love to tell you about new jerseys, new crampons and accessories that are unveiled by the brands and which are at the heart of our passion: football equipment. Talking about a new color of studs is obviously something that you often look forward to knowing what the next pairs will be that will swell your stud shelf. But when it comes to talking about the return of the adidas f50, things are bound to be different and the memories come back immediately.
The history of the adidas f50
The history of the adidas f50 since 2004!
Along with the Predator, the f50 range is arguably the most iconic silo in adidas football history. Launched in 2004, embodied by Lionel Messi, David Villa, Gareth Bale, Djibril Cissé, Luis Suarez, Arjen Robben or Robin van Persie, this model has forged a legend over the years and thanks to many versions and different colors that marked an era. Messi’s “Chameleon” f50, Gareth Bale’s Crazilight, 2006 World Cup f50 Tunit and 99 gram were some of the most important versions in the history of this model. Five years after the disappearance of the f50 in favor of the X range and then the X Ghosted today, adidas is bringing its legendary silo back to life thanks to different colors sold exclusively and in limited edition at various distributors.
Four colors, four distributors, one common base
Much more than a classic launch, adidas has chosen to rely on four distributors to bring the f50 back to life. Unisport, Pro Direct Soccer, 11 Team Sport and Futbol Emotion were therefore selected by the German brand to imagine a “signature” model for the return of the product. Distributed exclusively on the sites of each of these entities, the different models are however imagined on a common basis since the structure of the pair is quite simply the last X Ghosted. On the chassis of the one who now embodies speed at adidas and which has therefore taken over from the f50, we find colors from several models.
adidas f50 x Unisport
Worn by Heung-min Son and Kadidiatou Diani
In the history of the f50, the “Chameleon” model worn by Léo Messi and the “Crazylight” model embodied by Gareth Bale are necessarily two emblematic versions. And it is by mixing the history and the heritage of these two models that Unisport imagined its f50. Adorned with the outsole of the X Ghosted, we find the colors of the 2014 model (blue, green, yellow, orange) which are cut by the presence of purple bands.
adidas f50 x Pro Direct Soccer
Worn by Callum Hudson-Odoi
On the Pro Direct Soccer side, the first generation of the adizero f50 was used. Inspired by the 2010 model and which used the inverted colors of the model worn during the 2010 World Cup, this pair is distinguished by this mixture of black and yellow so sober and powerful. Our favorite certainly.
adidas f50 x 11 TeamSport
Other distributor, other color. At 11 Team Sport, the 2011 f50 adizero Prime was the source of inspiration. On the color side, there is a combination that quite simply echoes that of the distributor with white and red.
adidas f50 x FutbolEmotion
The last color of this reissue of the f50, the Futbol Emotion model takes the base of the Adizero Crazylight from 2014 but is revealed in a completely new color. As often, the mixture of black and gold works perfectly and is seen adorned by a resumption of the “Hexagone” logo of Futbol Emotion.
Featured photo credit: SoccerBible