adidas Nitrocharge

adidas Nitrocharge evolves with new colors

One of adidas’ biggest stories of 2013, the adidas Nitrocharge has seen great success this summer.

adidas Nitrocharge blue beauty/running white/electricity colorway

adidas Nitrocharge blue beauty/running white/electricity colorway

The adidas Nitrocharge is designed for the type of player that adidas is calling The Engine of the team: the player that runs hard and consistently for all 90 minutes, and covers every inch of the field.  A power cleat for power players, the Nitrocharge is made to conserve and enhance player energy. Energysling, an flexible, elastic material on across the upper , is designed to improve stability, and Energypulse technology, found on the outsole, ensures the best energy output when the foot makes contact with the ground. These new technologies have been integrated into the Nitrocharge to maximize The Engine’s performance.

Energysling band on the upper

Energysling band across the upper

Energypulse technology on the outsole

Energypulse technology on the outsole

After adidas launched the Nitrocharge with the bright blue color scheme (officially called blue beauty/running white/electricity) in May, adidas released the forest/metallic silver/electricity colorway, and then the black/metallic silver/electricity colorway.

adidas Nitrocharge forest/metallic silver/electricity colorway

adidas Nitrocharge forest/metallic silver/electricity colorway

adidas Nitrocharge black/metallic silver/electricity colorway

adidas Nitrocharge black/metallic silver/electricity colorway

With this “hustle hard” mentality in mind, it’s no wonder that adidas has outfitted some of the hardest-working players in the world in the Nitrocharge. During the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final in May, Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) and Dani Alves (Barcelona) premiered the Nitrocharge. David Silva (Spain), Juan Carlos Valenzula (Mexico), Daniele de Rossi (Italy) and Walter Gargano (Uruguay) were all seen wearing the adidas Nitrocharge during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.  Silva notched two goals for Spain during La Roja’s thrashing of Tahiti during the Confederations Cup.

We will undoubtedly see more of the Nitrocharge as the CONCACAF Gold Cup progresses and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying gets kicked up a notch in the coming weeks.

Have you played in the adidas Nitrocharge? How well do you think this cleat will fare in World Cup qualifying matches and during the CONCACAF Gold Cup? Leave us your thoughts below.