With the 2014 NFL Draft set to kick off May 8, today marks arguably the single most important day for this year’s crop of professional football hopefuls: the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. And love it or hate it, the 40-yard dash continues to be perhaps the single most important factor in evaluating a prospect – especially skill position players. Thus, adidas presents the adizero 5-Star 40 Cleat: a brand new cleat tailored for the Combine’s test of speed and the elusive official record of 4.24 seconds. Combining the world’s lightest track spike, the adizero Prime, and the lightest football cleat, the adizero 5-Star 3.0, the adizero 5-Star 40 brings track-like speed to Indianapolis. Constructed with a lightweight mesh upper and SHOCKWEB support, the design boasts a TECHFIT tongue, SPRINTFRAME outsole plate, and SPRINTSTUDS for maximum acceleration. Further upping the ante: adidas is set to award $100,000 USD to the player who clocks the fastest time in the Three Stripes cleat this weekend. A limited run of the adidas adizero 5-Star 40 Cleat is now available online for $150 USD.
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