In celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and host country Brazil, adidas has taken the wraps off the Samba Collection. The quartet of cleats features the adizero F50, Predator Lethal Zones, NitroCharge and 11Pro, each designed with high-energy colors inspired by the Brazilian national colors and the country's iconic Carnival celebration.
The updated F50 comes in Solar Blue and features SPEEDTRAXION, a new, high speed stud alignment that maximizes acceleration and traction, as well as lightweight SPEEDFOIL, a revolutionary material that provides a locked down heel fit. The Predator Lethal Zones carries a vivid berry colorway to complement the five distinctive zones of technology that help deliver ball control, touch, accuracy and power. The NitroCharge is rendered in solar slime and features elastic ENERGYSLING around the forefoot for enhanced side cuts and precision, while ENERGYPULSE spring technology provides high energy push offs and long lasting energy return for players while they sprint. Finally, the 11Pro comes in a blast purple colorway and is equipped with a newly designed outsole with conical studs, a comfort frame for better pressure distribution and a TPU overlay to minimize ground impact.
Premier athletes including Leo Messi, Gareth Bale, Mesut Özil, Dani Alves, Oscar, Xavi, Karim Benzema, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jozy Altidore, Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi will debut the Samba collection beginning November 9th. Meanwhile, the kicks are available for pre-order now at adidas.com.