Adidas Glitch Released - Boot With Interchangeable Upper and Sole Plate

Adidas this morning finally officially released the new Glitch football boots. The Adidas Glitch is a new customizable soccer cleat that allows to combine differently colored uppers (skins) and chassis (inner-shoes) for a even more personal football boot experience. They were first seen on the feet of Chelsea youngster Charlie Colkett in an Academy game in late August.



Totally new Adidas Boots With Interchangeable Parts

This image shows the is one of the first close-up pictures of the entirely new Adidas soccer boots.


The upper of the Adidas Glitch is either solid-colored or features a pattern, with the Adidas 3 Stripes visible on the outside. The sole plate, by far the most intriguing part of the shoe, is white with an iridescent finish.



However, although the Adidas Glitch cleats take inspirations from all of Adidas' current soccer cleat models, these new Adidas boots are an entirely new concept and not really linked to any of them. The upper, for example, is more or less just the same used on the Adidas X 16+ PureChaos, while the positioning of the Adidas stripes is reminiscent of the the current Messi and next-gen Ace boots.


What's completely new about them is the sole plate and construction in general. Designed to allow people to customize their boots like no other model out there currently, the techfit part of the new Adidas Glitch boots can be removed in order to disconnect the entire upper from the chassis. Thus, it will be possible to combine different uppers and inner-shoes.



This concept of the Adidas Glitch boots shows similarities to Adidas' 'TUNIT' concept, which saw the brand release 32 country-specific uppers for the 2006 World Cup, for example. It will be interesting to see if the concept can last longer this time around.

Adidas Glitch - what will be available?


At first, there are two types of soles, FG (firm-ground) and SG (soft-ground), while the techfit inner-sock is available as mid and high variant. Lastly, the outer-skin comes as leather (only black-red) and synthetic in black, white and red. We've also heard that it will be possible to design entirely custom outer-skins later.



How to buy the Adidas Glitch?


Adidas' all-new Glitch soccer cleats will not be released to the general public initially. Instead, people invited to early testing will receive exclusive codes which allow them plus three friends to purchase the boots directly through Adidas.

A full package Adidas Glitch of outsole, inner-shoe and outer-shoe is set to retail at £250 (approx $308, €280), while new skins will be available at £100 each.

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