Next-Gen Adidas X 17 Boots Released
Adidas released the first-ever X soccer boots in May 2015 to replace the discontinued F50 adizero model. Almost exactly a year on, the Adidas X 16 was unveiled - in time for Euro 2016. Another year later, the three-stripe brand released the first-ever Adidas X 17 boots.
Adidas X 17.1 - White / Energy Blue / Clear Grey
This is the first-ever Adidas X 2017 soccer boot, from the Adidas Dust Storm pack.
Design-wise, the third-gen Adidas X 17 cleats are predominantly white, with a subtle fade towards grey in the rear. The heightened techfit collar of the Dust Storm Adidas X 2017 soccer boots is slightly darker, as is the sole plate, which fades from grey at the back to black at the front.
A polka dot pattern spreads the rear and entirety of the collar section of the white and grey Adidas X 17 boots. Last but not least, large Adidas Performance and X logos sit on out- and inside of the Adidas X 17.1 Dust Storm cleats in bright blue, respectively.
Tech-wise, the Adidas X 17 boots appear to follow a "don't fix what isn't broken" approach. On first glance, differences to the X 17's predecessor, the X 16, are hard to notice and this is confirmed by the tech sheet.
Designed to reduce wear-in time, the Adidas X 17.1 has a techfit compression upper. The laces on the Adidas X 2017 cleats still run through five pairs of loops and the upper has a thin NSG (Non-Stop Grip) texture to reduce slipping. The Sprintframe outsole of the Adidas X 17 boots continues to have an external heel counter, and the stud alignment is unchanged from the X 16 as well.
Adidas X 17.1 - Features
- One-piece techfit compression upper
- NSG (Non-Stop Grip) upper texture
- Sprintframe outsole
- 'Chaos' stud alignment
Together with the rest of the Adidas Dust Storm pack, the white Adidas X 2017 football boots are available to buy from June 1, 2017. They retail at the same price as the first and second generations - $200.
As always, the likes of Gareth Bale and Luis Suárez will wear the new Adidas X 17.1 boots from the very end of the current season. In addition to the X 17.1 model, Adidas will also release the X 17+ PureChaos, which will again feature a lace cover upper. The new Adidas X 17+ PureChaos is set to be worn by players such as David Alaba or Angel Di Maria.
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