Adidas have just released the brand new adidas Adipure 11Pro, and we’re lucky enough to have a pair to try out here at soccerprose.com. Now like any person, my first impressions of these boots were based on the look and feel. The white with black and red color we received look classy, and combine just the right about of flash with traditional Adidas Adipure styling. As for the feel, the leather is soft and supple, and the new technology in these shoes is impressive.
The 360 degree support saddle is the first innovation on Adidas have stuck on these boots, and its comfortable and does help with arch support. This ultrathin cradle is anatomically shaped and sits within the three stripe pattern on the midfoot. The upper is made from Taurus leather, a newly developed full-grain calf leather that is the same as what’s used on the Adipower Predator that has been so popular this last year. To be honest, its not the same as kangaroo leather, but the touch and feel on the ball still preserves that classic Adipure touch. It also features an Adidas DuraCoating, which is an ultrathin coating to protect the leather on the shoes from wear. This is especially nice if you drag your toe when you shoot the ball.
These shoes, like all the previous shoes in the Adipure range are extremely comfortable, and the fit on these shoes is excellent. The interior features a mixed suede-synthetic lining and when combined with the soft insole you won’t find yourself need anything extra. I especially like the padding on the top of the shoe as it helps protect from the painful impact of other players studs. The final bit of the technology on these soccer shoes that leads to great comfort is the Flex-zone on the bottom of the sole plate.
The sprint frame construction on these soccer cleats uses a new stud shape in an effort to offer the perfect balance between light weight and stability. For me, I didn’t have nay problems with the balance or traction these soccer cleats give. I played on a dry surface, and they held the ground and didn’t have any issues. I do wish the ankle was cut a bit higher to give some added support, but its not really a problem. The PlusFlex outsole is split between 3rd and 4th toes for ground adaption when your cutting across the pitch. I like this feature a lot, and when I’m running it really adds to the energy return on these boots. Its as if the heel rises up to meet you as move forward down the pitch. The miCoach pod on the bottom also feels shockingly good on your feet and it adds rigidity to the center of the soleplate right were you need it.
Overall, these boots are a good update to the venerable Adipure line, but I wish they had retained kangaroo leather on the upper. The Taurus leather works fine, and provides a good touch on the ball, but there is just something about the way kangaroo works that can’t be replicated. But that said, I’d still recommend these for anyone who likes to play midfield and still likes to go on the attack.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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