Radical Redesign - Current-Gen Adidas X 17 vs All-New Next-Gen Adidas X 18

Some weeks ago, we compared the Adidas X 17+ Purespeed football boots with the all-new laceless next-gen Adidas X 18+ football boots. Now we want to compare the alternative, more traditional high-end versions of the silo, the Adidas X 18.1 and the Adidas X 17.1.

Adidas X 17.1 vs X 18.1 Soccer Cleats


A whole new era for the silo, the next-generation Adidas X 18.1 soccer cleats are made for ultimate speed featuring a completely revamped upper. They have an all-new asymmetrical lacing system, an all-new Speedmesh upper (front area) as well as an all-new speed closure system (rear area). The Adidas X 17.1 featured an one-piece techfit compression upper.

Sole Plate

Just as the upper, the sole plate is also completely new. The Adidas X 18.1 features a ultra-lightweight, minimalistic sole plate that reminds many of the Adidas F50 Adizero sole plate.


Version Current-Gen Adidas X 17.1 Next-Gen Adidas X 18.1
Upper One-piece techfit compression upper Speedmesh upper with asymmetrical lacing and speed closure system
NSG (Non-Stop Grip) Technology
Outsole Sprintframe outsole with 'Chaos' Stud alignment Minimalistic Speedframe outsole with Arrowhead design forefoot studs and round heel studs
Weight 216 gram (6.8 oz) ???
Price 220 USD | 220 Euro | 180 GBP 200 USD | 200 Euro | 180 GBP

Adidas X 17.1 vs Adidas X 18.1 Football Boots - Overall

All in all, it can be said that the next-gen Adidas X bring the silo in a new era - The next-generation Adidas X 18.1 football boot is all about speed and acceleration, whereas the Adidas X 17.1 was designed for players who 'create chaos on the pitch'.

The Adidas X 18.1 will be available for around 220 USD (220 Euro, 180 GBP), the same price as the current-gen Adidas X 17.1.

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