Closer Look | Juan Cuadrado's Unique Adidas X Hybrid Boots

While all eyes were on Paul Pogba's one-of-a-kind silver Nike Magista Obra Boots in the Champions League match between Juventus and Borussia Mönchengladbach, it were Juan Cuadrado's Adidas X 15 Cleats that caught our attention. And whereas Paul Pogba Boots were created using NikeiD, the Juan Cuadrado Boots are not like anything we have seen before.

Juan Cuadrado's Adidas X 15.1 Hybrid Boots

Close-up picture of Cuadrado's one-of-a-kind Adidas X Cleats.

Boasting the striking design of the Solar Red Adidas X Boots, Juan Cuadrado's boots seem anything but special at first glance. But if we take a closer look at the forefoot and the ankle area, there's something that does not fit. So what's going on here?

While the touch area of the Adidas X Juan Cuadrado Boots features the stitching of the Adidas X 15.1 Leather Boots, the heel area comes with the techfit collar of the synthetic version of the Adidas X 15 Boots. What exactly is Cuadrado wearing?

Juan Cuadrado wears almost the standard edition of the Adidas X 15.1 Leather Boots (SG version). However, his boots are combined with the techfit collar and the tongue of the synthetic Adidas X 15.1 Boot for flexible ankle support and a sock-like fit. The retail version features of the Adidas X 15.1 Kangaroo Leather Cleats features no collar, but a traditional low-cut design (we are not aware what's the reason for this odd dissimilarity).

Adidas X 15.1 (Synthetic) vs Adidas X 15.1 (Leather)
Move the slider to compare the retail editions of both boots.

One-of-a-kind. Have you spotted any other players wearing this Hybrid version of the Adidas X 2015 Boots? Let us know in the comments section below.