To close out his first season in the NFL, last Sunday Buffalo Bills rookie running back C.J. Spiller gained a half step over his opponents by breaking in the lightest football cleat ever created, the new adidas adiZero 5-Star.
Based on adidas' top soccer boot, the F50 adiZero TRX, this 6.9-oz. shoe still maintains needed stability and durability, according to adidas.
Want proof that the adiZero 5-Star is the lightest cleat to date? Check out the video below to see Spiller and Eric Berry, defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs, weigh the competition—literally.
"Speed kills in this game. It's that simple," says Spiller. "The adizero 5-Star is the lightest cleat I've ever worn and no doubt it makes me faster on the field. When you're out there, just a half step can be the difference between fourth and one and a touchdown."
In addition to the speedy Spiller testing out the new cleat, America's best high school football players will get a chance to increase their maximum speed by wearing it during this weekend's U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
"adidas created the lightest cleat in the game to help players be faster on the field," said the company's director of football Mark Daniels. "We're excited to see the adizero 5-Star in action this weekend, with the best players in the country wearing the 5-Star on field at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the premier national stage for the most electrifying high school players."
Gather your crew to check out the new fleet cleat in action while watching America's best high school players battle it out this Saturday, Jan. 8, at 12 p.m. on NBC.
Check back next week for a complete breakdown of the new adidas adiZero 5-Star cleat from C.J. Spiller himself.
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