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Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« on: November 19, 2016, 07:40:45 PM »

Hi chaps

Did anyone decide to purchase and use a pair of the Adidas Adizero SL22 Boost Cricket Shoes last season?
The ones with the ultra-sharp traction lugs, therefore not requiring the traditional spikes?

How were they?
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 08:01:00 PM »

Captain bought a pair, said they didn't have enough grip especially on the wet patches of the ground. Could really be used on hard, dry ground but even then would not offer enough grip.
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 08:37:08 PM »

I used mine for the last 3/4 games for fielding in any were great, getting
Lumbered with long off to long off for 20 overs they were certainly more comfortable than my asics advance 6's I bought earlier in the season.

Have also come in very useful to wear for golf in the off season 👌

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 08:43:50 PM »

How was the sizing?
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 08:44:28 PM »

I got a pair and only wore them for the final game of the season as it was all I had them for.
Would say the same as tom, really comfortable.

Have seen a few posts on twitter for the shoe doctor and a lot of people seem to be putting half spikes on them which I really don't get
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 08:55:38 PM »

I had a pair but no longer have them. Size wise you need to go half a size bigger than normal. Very comfortable and a noticeable difference in weight between them and the normal SL22's. Sold mine as I found the protection when batting poor. Hit twice in the boot, the first time breaking the impact broke two toes in my foot and the second later in the season caused significant bruising.
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 09:06:23 PM »

I was thinking more about fielding in them....plus the added bonus that you don't need to keep taking them off when tempted by those extra cakes from the clubhouse!
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 09:11:13 PM »

I have these, used them for a full season.

Feedback is that for batting and fielding they are great, so light and trainer like and comfortable from the off.  I had a couple of slips last year when running between the wicket but nothing major and the lightness makes up for it - also I couldn't say for sure that normal spikes would have been any better.

Agree that they don't offer much foot protection but I don't tend to get wrapped on the toes.
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 10:31:25 PM »

Wore them in pretty much every game, much lighter and more comfortable than lots of alternatives on the market and it really took a lot for me to move away from asics

Green wet outfields, rock hard squares and everything in between were tackled no issues

I slipped maybe twice running between the wickets but this was on a concrete hard square devoid of grass with an almost shiny top layer if you know what I mean? I slip on that kind of wicket in spikes

Already have my 2017 boosts on order, I've always been an asics man and felt it would take something truly exceptional for me to change, I wasn't sure adidas would deliver  but they have

As for spiking them up, possibly the most ridiculous thing I've seen. The traction lugs are as good as spikes if not better. My only tiny criticism is the boost material is thin under your toes, and sanding this down even thinner to create a surface to stick and stitch a soleplate would not be a positive

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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2016, 10:50:58 PM »

And it's still a no go for ASTRO?
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2016, 11:51:19 PM »

I wouldn't use on astro. It would be like spikes on tiles.
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2016, 12:12:01 AM »

And it's still a no go for ASTRO?

It's specifically engineered for grass. An artificial surface will quickly wear the traction spikes down

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2016, 08:35:06 AM »

I used them on astroturf and they were fine, I really like them. They are extremely light and feel great when you field in them as well.

In terms of sizing, they are tight so get half a size bigger than usual Adidas you'd buy.
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2016, 10:19:50 AM »

I have these spikes and saw a picture of some spiked up on twitter I believe, I did consider getting mine done as I slipped a few times running between wickets on hard tops

But after reading the comments by vitas I think il leave them as they are
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Re: Adidas Adizero SL22 shoes anyone?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2016, 09:09:52 AM »

Wore them all last season for keeping and batting, even pre-season on soaking wet outfields for practice. No problems. Like others I slipped a couple of times when running on a hard track but that was when I was expecting the very edge of the shoe to provide traction for my 15 stone. I never slipped over, just lost grip for half a second.

I went for a 12, I'm usually an 11. After a season they are still in great shape. I even put them in the washing machine and they came up like new.
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