Are The Leaked Laceless Next-Gen Adidas X 18+ 2018 World Cup Boots American Football Boots?

If you watched the American Football Super Bowl 2018 final last Sunday, you might have caught an eye on the cleats worn by American football players. Also on the day of the 2018 Super Bowl final, completely by chance, the all-new next-generation Adidas X 2018 football boots were leaked.

After seeing the cleats worn in the Super Bowl final, some were questioning if the leaked boots would be really the next-gen Adidas X and not an American Football cleat...

In fact, the next-generation Adidas X 18+ soccer cleats have less in common with the current-gen Adidas X football shoes but are rather a '2018 Adizero', made for ultimate speed. They come with a completely different design than the current-gen Adidas X that is in fact very similar to Adidas' American Football cleats, which are officially called Adidas Adizero Tagged cleats.

Both the next-generation Adidas X 18+ football boots and the Adidas Adizero American Football cleats have a ultra-lightweight upper and a lightweight sole plate, with the main difference that the Adidas X soccer shoes have a much more flexible upper for increased ball control.

The Adidas X 2018 boots feature the X branding on the inner sole. The leaked colorway perfectly conforms with our information about the Adidas X 2018 World Cup boots as well as the tech information we received abut the next-gen Adidas X.

Gabriel Jesus trained in the next-gen, laceless Adidas X 2018 World Cup boots some months ago

Next-Gen Adidas X 18+ 2018 Football Boots - Features

  • Made for ultimate speed
  • Laceless design
  • Speedmesh upper for minimalistic feel
  • Molded Heel counter for increased lockdown and more acceleration
  • Speedframe outsole with minimalistic construction offers traction for rapid acceleration
  • Arrowhead design forefoot studs combined with round heel studs for ultimate traction

Adidas Adizero 5-Star Football Cleats - Features

  • SPRINTSKIN™ upper is a revolutionary laminated package for incredible support and reduced weight
  • Lightweight synthetic upper with a digital animal print
  • Anatomically molded EVA insole for perfect comfort
  • SPRINTFRAME plate offers the perfect balance between light weight and stability
  • Heel cup locks the foot in place
  • Cleated outsole

However, while the Adidas Adizero American Football cleats are very similar in terms of materials and tech, they are much cheaper than the Adidas X 2018 football boots - 150 USD vs 300 USD.

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