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- The tough Bravo synthetic leather upper of the Adidas Nitrocharge 4.0 Firm Ground football boot gives players a tight but comfortable fit. Needing adequate time for break-in, the material eventually becomes softer, turning the tight fit into a secure and comfortable one. Furthering the shoe’s fit is a central lacing system incorporated into the upper.
- Adidas’ Energysling technology incorporated into the shoe aids in the overall stability. This feature is especially useful when making quick sideway stops and rapid direction changes. Players experiencing slippage no longer have to wrap their shoes with a tape due to the presence of this shoe innovation. The technology is also designed to provide elasticity even when laces are tightened, allowing the shoe to expand and contract as needed.
- Integrated into the outsole is Adidas’ Traxion outsole technology. The studs used are developed to have a tapered shape to aid ground penetration without adding pressure to the player’s foot.
The Bravo synthetic upper of the Adidas Nitrocharge 4.0 FG football boot initially brings a narrow and tight fit. But once adequately broken in, the shoe turns into a secure, snug-fitting boot. It is available in men’s standard sizes. A central lacing system placed into the cleat’s upper aids for a more secure fit. This fit customization feature is also evident in the Adidas Mundial Goal and the Adidas Samba Classic football boot models.
It is worth noting that the wearers using this shoe reported that the pair comes in a size small. Hence, it is recommended for players to go for a full size up to get the best possible fit.
Bravo synthetic leather sports the upper of the Adidas Nitrocharge 4.0 FG football boot. While initially bringing a tight fit to players, giving the pair adequate time for break-in results in a secure and snug-fitting shoe.
The brand’s Energysling technology is also incorporated into the upper which is basically used to create stability for the shoe. It is a high-elasticity rubber sling incorporated into the upper that supports the foot while the player makes quick sideway stops and rapid direction changes. This technology was created in response to players wrapping their football boots with tape to prevent slippage.
Furthering the shoe’s fit is a central lacing system placed into the upper.
The outsole boasts of the Adidas’ Traxion technology. Developed to create maximum ground penetration without the pressure on the player’s foot, the studs has a tapered shape. This football boot uses a total of eleven studs with four triangular studs in the heel area and seven in the forefoot including one diamond-shaped in the middle. This is a firm ground shoe configuration developed for grip and traction.
As part of the ‘There will be Haters’ campaign, an Amazon Purple / White / Solar Blue Adidas Nitrocharge football boot was released. This colorway was applied first on the Adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 model but is since used in the model’s more recent releases including the 4.0 firm ground model.
Color gradation was used in the application of the shoe’s colors with the darkest hue, Amazon Purple, applied at the back then the lighter color (Solar Blue) applied at the front of the shoe. The white three stripes logo of the brand was made sure to stand out with the contrast created. The studs, while transparent, seems to look white and the soleplate still sporting the darkest hues.
- The Adidas Nitrocharge 4.0 FG football boot is available in several colorways including the Black/ Metallic Silver/ Solar Gold, Infrared/ Metallic Silver/ Running White, and Amazon Purple / White / Solar Blue.