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EXCLUSIVE: Next-Gen Adidas Copa 18 Boot Features + Debut Colorway + Release Date Leaked

Better late than never. With the full release just two months away, we've finally obtained reliable info on the tech and design of upcoming next-gen Adidas Copa 18 football boots. The Adidas Copa 2018 cleats will be launched in a sleek white, black and gold colorway that fits in nicely with the rest of Adidas' early December pack.

Adidas Copa 18.1 - White / Black / Tactile Gold Metallic

This image shows the colors of the next-gen Adidas Copa 18 soccer boot debut colorway.

Part of Adidas' gold-heavy December 2017 collection, the Copa 18.1 debut paint job will be predominantly white with black trim, multicolor Primeknit in the rear and a bit of gold, both to round it off in a classy way and to connect it with the rest of the pack.

Tech-wise, the Adidas Copa 18 boots will be eerily similar to their predecessor, both in shape and although in the materials that are used. They continue to combine leather in the front with synthetic materials in the rear.

However, where the Copa 17 combined three different types of upper materials (kangaroo leather, synthetic leather, techfit tongue), the Copa 18 cleats use just two - the entire rear of the model, including the tongue, is made of Primeknit, not unlike what Nike did with the Tiempo Legend VII. The Primeknit collar is shaped like on the Ace 17 leather in the rear, while the trademark tongue shape of the Copa 17 is retained in the front.

With the leather part, a key change is the removal of the stitching in favor of an internal skeleton-like structure, something that a lot of brands, including Adidas itself on other shoes, did in the last few years. The mold of the sole plate is not changed in any way, with the only difference here being a new graphic print on the plate.

Adidas Copa 17.1 - Features

  • Premium K-leather upper
  • Internal skeleton replaces forefoot stitching
  • Primeknit tongue and heel
  • OrthoLite® sockliner
  • Foam areas in sockliner and heel lining
  • Sprintframe outsole

Pricing looks to stay the same, with the Adidas Copa 18 boots retailing at USD 200 (EUR 200, GBP 170). The white, black and gold Adidas Copa 18 soccer boot debut colorway is set to be released in early December.

In terms of player support, there's nothing to suggest that pros will start wearing the Adidas Copa 18 cleats. Adidas' best signed players will continue to sport Ace / Predator, Nemeziz and X.

A clean colorway a bit of a Tiempo inspiration perhaps - what are your thoughts on the first leaked details of the Adidas Copa 18? Drop us a line below, and check out the Boot Calendar for more.