Closer Look | Filipe Luís' Remarkably Different Adidas X Boots

His boots look definitely different. Atlético Madrid's Filipe Luís has shown off his new black, white, mint green and pink Adidas X 2015-2016 Boots on Instagram. And while the boots are anything but really new after David Alaba was spotted wearing them in training session for the first time almost two weeks ago, Filipe Luís' custom Adidas X version looks remarkably different to the cleats worn by the likes of Benzema and Alaba. So what exactly has been modified for the shoes of the Brazil international?


Filipe Luis' Custom Adidas X 15.1 Boots

Filipe Luis' Adidas X Cleats.



While the upper of Filipe Luis modified Adidas X Boots looks identical to the standard edition of the synthetic version of the Adidas X Boots (Adidas X 15.1), it's the sole plate and heel design that makes Filipe Luís' Boots so special. The standard edition of the Adidas X 15.1 Cleats does not feature an external heel counter, whereas the boots worn by the 30-year old defender boast a white external counter. And as Filipe Luis published a close-up picture of his boots, it's obvious that he uses the Sprintframe sole plate of the first two generations of the Adidas F50 Adizero Boots.



In fact, Filipe Luis uses the same sole plate as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Theo Walcott, who also received a modified version of the Adidas X Boots. It's just the fact that Adidas used a contrasting white plate instead of the actually obvious option, which would be a black sole plate.



Apart from the sole plate, Filipe Luis Boots features the Brazilian flag and the lettering "Filipe Luis" - but now that's really obvious.

It's really not very well hidden that he is wearing a non-standard boot. What do you think of Adidas' quite sloppy work? Let us know in the comments below, and keep an eye out on Schweinsteiger's and Walcott's Boots.