What an informative photograph! Thanks, Leo. Image via sochuteiras.com.
Clearly, the most exciting thing about this photograph for most of the Kickette staff is that it
not only offers a far more expansive view of Leo Messi's 'action' than we're used to, but we also
get to speculate on how he achieves such smooth and supple skin on his calves and thighs.
Adidas first teased us about their new 'intelligent' boots when Lionel Messi took to the field
against Nigeria in a pair a few weeks back, but the big day has finally rolled around with the
official launch of the new adiZero F50 miCoach boots an eye-catching (that's putting politely)
piece of footballing footwear design which incorporates a nifty little microchip in the sole, thus
giving the 165 gram boot a 'brain'.
The new adidas adiZero F50 miCoach - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Is it a football boot? Is it a football boot with a brain? Or is it just adidas finally putting
a microchip in their adiZero F50s?
Yes, no and of course. The new adidas adiZero F50 miCoach (165g, retails price starts at Â£200,
out in November), thanks to a built-in microchip and tracking software available for your
smartphone as well as an online portal, promises to enable both professional and amateur
footballers to analyse their personal speed, distance and work rate.
When Messi took on Venezuela in India, he wore the world's first intelligent boot by Adidas. The
neon boot contains a microchip to monitor the player's on-field performance and we're pretty sure
the stats coming out of that chip for Messi will mind-boggling!