Adidas Adipower Vector Mid Cricket Shoes

Adidas Adipower Vector Mid Cricket Shoes are the perfect shoes for comfort and great traction. The mid-cut ankle height allows the player to move freely and with the Internal Vector strap cradles, the player doesn’t lose any grip on the field. TPU outsole material of the shoe offers excellent breathability and makes it extremely light.

Fast bowlers get the support and comfort that they need from the Adidas Adipower Vector. ADIprene which helps cushion the blow between the field and the feet of the player. The midfoot is made of EVA which is durable and strong.

Adidas Adipower Vector has a great design for the new season which makes it a very stylish shoe. Jumping and landing don’t put much strain on the feet as the heel is sloped.

Adidas Cricket Shoes 2016

The 2016 Adidas cricket footwear range has so far been our best selling range this year. Worn by so many international players from all corners of the globe, the distinctive red and blue colour scheme is one of the most recognisable sights on our TV screens at the moment.

It’s not just about good looks though. The boots have been designed to offer comfort, support and performance.

The entry level Howzat model is a lightweight shoe that uses the same hi-tech sole plate of its bigger brother that sells for twice the price. The shoe is surprisingly light, well cushioned, offers great comfort to the all-round cricketer for less than £50.

This model is also available to junior cricketers from size one upwards and again although a late addition to the VKS range, the response has been excellent and we are repeating orders with Adidas on a weekly basis.

The SL22 model is my personal favourite and the what my own son wears, as can be seen below :

Now this is one of the best looking shoes on the market, in my opinion. The honeycomb design with its mesh inserts really makes this shoe stand out in terms of looks, but this style feature also gives the SL22 a really soft and supple feel. At less than £65, the SL22’s are great shoes and certainly my pick for 2016.

Going up the scale again Adidas have the Vector and and Vector Mid models which sell for around the £90 mark. Most distinctive about these two models is the two tone blue and red colour way that can be seen on TV screens as they are used so so many pro players. As one of the most widely used shows amongst today’s pro’s this really is an excellent shoe, that uses all of Adidas’s know how and expertise in making performance footwear.

Finally at the top end of the scale is the Boost model that uses the same foam sole design as the top Adidas running shoes, along with a traction sole system with an array of plastic studs. The result is a lightweight shoe that gives incredible bounce on the field, along with excellent grip when batting as well fielding.

Overall the Adidas cricket footwear range is a well thought out range, catering to all times players within all budget ranges. The fact that they also seem to be the preferred choice for most of today’s international players goes to show just how good they are.

How to choose cricket shoes

You’re going to spend hours on the field so ensuring you buy the correct cricket shoes, is one of the most important decisions you make as a cricketer.

Thankfully from a budget perspective, cricket is one of the sports where getting a good pair of shoes doesn’t actually cost that much. The likes of GM, Kookaburra and Gray-Nicolls have some excellent shoes starting from the £35 mark for seniors and £25 mark for juniors.

Then for those wanting to go up a notch, the likes of Adidas have shoes starting from around £50 and Asics likewise cater to a similar price point, going up to over the hundred pound mark for the top of the line models such as the Advance and Vector shoes.

So in terms of design, what are the options? Well for those playing indoors or fielding on fairly dry grounds there are the full rubber model shoes. These are also suited to those playing on Astroturf. Before other models of great comfort and good traction to thanks to the people design rubber soles and are very often the preferred choice for many batsmen.

Next we have the multi option models which allow you to have a full spike sole, a half spike sole or even a full rubber layout. By simply changing the stud layout to the sole you have a variety of different sole options within one shoe. So depending on the type of ground you’re playing on or whether you are batting, bowling or fielding you have it all within the one shoe.

Likewise for our junior players the same options are available, the rubber shoes as well as the multi option ones.

So now you know what’s available, the next question to ask is why is there such a price difference between those that are available for around £35 whereas others can cost in excess of £100 for what is in effect a cricket shoe.

The answer is that it’s all in the technology. Brands like Asics and Adidas have many years of experience in producing top quality performance sport shoes for some of the worlds best athletes and sportsmen and the same high-tech know how has gone into the production of their cricket shoes. Asics are known to make the finest running shoes in the world, the GT2000 and Kayano models are used by marathon runners as well as other top forming athletes.

As soon as you put on a pair of Asics cricket shoes, the difference you feel is immense and you soon realise why you’re being charged the extra pounds. The comfort levels as well as the stability you feel is second to none and after a long day on the field you ultimately, feeling more relaxed and less fatigued. Asics shoes are known for their gel technology which give a cushioned feel but with absolute stability so as to avoid foot roll and help in the prevention of injuries.

Likewise, the Adidas cricket you range is now one of the most widely seen brands on any international field, it’s what the top level players trust and demand when it comes to applying the tools of the trade.

Lower down the spectrum where we have brands like kookaburra, Gray Nicolls and GM their shoes offer supreme comfort and for the price are simply amazing.

The final choice is ultimately yours, but at least the choices and quality available start from a sensible price.