LEAKED: Next-Gen Adidas Nemeziz 19 Two Plate Construction Stolen From Nike Mercurial 360?

In Summer 2019, Adidas will release the all new, third generation of the Adidas Nemeziz soccer cleats. The boots introduce a brand-new 2 plate, 360° sole design that reminds many of the Nike Mercurial 360 boots. We compare Adidas' and Nike's constructions.

Adidas Nemeziz 19 Features Nike Mercurial 360-Like Plate Design

The main feature of the Nike Mercurial 2018 boots (Nike Mercurial Superfly VI & Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII) was the all-new 360 construction. The Mercurial Superfly 360 and Mercurial Vapor 360 wrap the entire foot in Nike Flyknit.

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“This new innovation hugs the foot and eliminates the gaps between the foot and the soleplate. In fact, it eliminates the soleplate altogether,” explains Max Blau, VP of Nike Football Footwear.

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Looking at the images of the next-generation Adidas Nemeziz 19+, it can be said that Adidas would market them similar to the Mercurial 360 - the Adidas Nemeziz 19 boots wrap the entire foot into the medical-tape inspried design.

In fact, the high-end version of the Adidas Nemeziz football boots was originally called Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360 Agility. The Adidas Nemeziz 18+ is just dubbed Adidas Nemeziz 18+.

So, all in all, with the Adidas Nemeziz 19+ and 19.1 football boots set for a release around 18 months after the Nike Mercurial 360, it is hard to imagine that Adidas was not aware of Nike's design. However, there is no certainty that Adidas copied it.

The next-generation Nike Mercurial football boots are also set to be released in Summer 2019 (expected a very shortly after the next-generation Nemeziz). It will be interesting to see what will be the main innovations of the Nike Mercurial 2019.

What do you think of this? Are you a fan of the two plate, 360° construction? Let us know in the comments below.
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