It’s a fair assessment to say that the adiPure line of Adidas boots is overshadowed by the legacy of the Predator line and immense popularity of the adiZero line, at least in my humble opinion. The Predators and adiZeros absolutely deserve the attention, but I’d like to give you a glimpse into the quality of the adiPures, especially because the new colorway has arrived in the shop, dubbed black with fresh splash (or, light blue).
I’d like to just dive right in to my favorite aspects of these boots—the material and the cleat pattern/design. Time and time again, I’ve championed leather boots. This isn’t because I’m some sort of Luddite who hates change, but I genuinely believe that leather boots still have the edge over synthetics for durability and comfort. When you first strap a pair on, the boots are going to feel a little snug around the sides of your feet, with your toes feeling a little pressed for space. That isn’t to say your toes will hurt or cramp up, but there isn’t a whole lot of initial wiggle room. With that said, though, these boots will break in fairly quickly and the leather will relax for a much more comfortable fit. The insole provides plenty of comfort for the sole of your foot right off the bat, especially towards the heel. The length of the boots is fairly true to size as well. If your feet are done growing, then you may want to try a half size lower than normal because the boots are a little long. I normally wear a size 9, and, while a size 9 in the boots fit well, I could easily see a size down working just the same; it basically comes down to your personal preference.
Alright, now let’s move on to the cleat design and pattern. The cleats themselves are a bladed design with narrower cleats towards the front of the foot for better acceleration. When wearing these cleats, I felt no sense of unbalance or instability at all. It truly felt like I had solid support no matter where I pushed off from, and I didn’t really feel any unnecessary or worrisome pressure exerted on the balls of my feet or heel. The layout of the cleats is done in a fashion that allows for superb stability without being cumbersome. The inclusion of two horizontal blades underneath the balls of the feet also allows for greater acceleration without requiring too many unnecessary cleats for stability. Overall, these boots are extremely supportive and balanced without creating any sort of real pressure problems on your feet.
The look of these boots is also pretty simple, and I think it’s fair to say they look like a first cousin to the Copa Mundial boots. The black leather with the white 3-stripe design is just classic in my book. This is complemented with gold stitching around the laces and the blue boot sole, as well as the light blue tongue and gold Adidas logo. It isn’t the flashiest boot on the market, but it’s classy. You can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $139.99 for a pair of the boots, which is definitely fair given the amount of support, durability and comfort provided by the boots.
Written by: Kris Dyer, soccerprose.com
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