Adidas unveils lightest mid cleat in football

Adidas recently unveiled the new adizero 5-Star Mid, the lightest mid cut cleat in football. At 7.9 ounces, the adizero 5-Star Mid is more than two ounces lighter than the nearest competitor and is designed to help make football players at every position faster.

The top high school football players in the country will debut the adizero 5-Star Mid at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio on January 7th, and adidas NFL players like Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore and Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young will wear the new cleat throughout the playoffs.

“Whether you’re playing on Sundays or on Friday nights, speed is critical in today’s game,” said Mark Daniels, director of football for adidas. “Timing is everything in football and a split second cut or quick start off the line of scrimmage can be the difference between 4th and 1 and a touchdown. The adizero 5-Star Mid is built for players at every position who want maximum speed and support.”

Taking innovation cues from the adizero 5-Star low, which launched in 2011, the mid version features a single-layer synthetic upper called SPRINTSKIN and a SPRINTFRAME base, which significantly reduce the weight while providing the perfect balance between lightweight construction and increased support. Internal TPU support bands offer increased stability for quick cuts and changes of direction on the field and triangular-shaped cleats provide players with maximum acceleration and traction on both natural and artificial surfaces.

The adizero 5-Star Mid will be available in April for $115 in 17 colorways at Eastbay, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the official adidas online store and other adidas team dealers. Football players and fans can visit the company’s Facebook page for more information.


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