• 02-NOV-2015

adidas Football Unveils the Second Pack in the Dark Ops Cleat Collection

adidasFooball DarkOps Tan adizero TechSheet
Paying tribute to the U.S. military, adidas Football today unveiled the second pack in the new Dark Ops Collection, inspired by the footwear and accessories worn by the elite forces of the U.S. military. Built for speed and performance, the Dark Ops Collection of cleats features the 2016 adizero 5-Star 5.0 x KEVLAR® and Freak x KEVLAR®.

Taking design inspiration from the U.S. Army's Delta Force, the second pack in the Dark Ops collection incorporates the khaki colorways of U.S. Army uniforms. To honor the nation's active duty members and veterans, the University of Miami will debut the second pack to release in the Dark Ops collection on Saturday, November 7th when the Hurricanes take on Virginia at Sun Life Stadium in front of a nationally-televised audience.

The 2016 adizero 5-Star 5.0
Engineered for playmakers, designed to showcase style. The lightweight Dark Ops 2016 adizero 5-Star 5.0 upper is constructed from a durable, flexible canvas – similar to military accessories and footwear. Embroidered stripes pay tribute to the insignia found on elite forces uniforms, and stitching reinforced with KEVLAR® provides durability and strength. The 5-STAR FRAME, featuring a plate reinforced with KEVLAR®, is the optimum blend of lightweight, strength and traction. This cleat has a unique lacing system, a 5-Star Frame for optimum traction and is reinforced with the legendary strength of DuPont™ KEVLAR®.

The 2016 Freak x KEVLAR®
Stronger than carbon, faster than the competition. The Dark Ops 2016 Freak x KEVLAR® is constructed from a durable, flexible canvas – similar to military accessories and footwear. Inspired by the gear-carrying vests worn by elite forces of the U.S. military, the lockweb midfoot features a tunable lacing system to tailor the fit and performance of the cleat. Embroidered stripes pay tribute to the insignia found on military uniforms, and stitching reinforced with KEVLAR® provides durability and strength. The 5-STAR FRAME, featuring a plate reinforced with KEVLAR®, is the optimum blend of lightweight, strength and traction.

The Delta Force inspired Dark Ops 2016 adizero 5-Star 5.0 x KEVLAR® is available for $130 and the Dark Ops 2016 adidas Freak x KEVLAR® is available for $149 now at www.adidas.com and www.Eastbay.com.

For more information and images of the Darks Ops Collection, please visit http://news.adidas.com/US and follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @CanesFootball, @adidasFballUS and https://www.facebook.com/adidasfootballus #teamadidas #DarkOps.

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