The new adidas adiPure 11Pro has now been officially released, so please check out our new post with the launch details for more information.
Adidas seem to be dominating the boot market these days, and the new AdiPure 11pro could further extend Adidas claim as the dominant company in the football boot arms race.
Way back in April, Bastian Schweinsteiger caused a ripple amongst football equipment websites when he launched Bayern Munich’s 2011/2012 home kit wearing what looked to be a very unique boot. Soccer Reviews launched an investigation into the boot and we came up with the conclusion that we were potentially looking at the predecessor of the current AdiPures. And it looks like our pot shot was bang on target.
Introducing the brand new AdiPure 11pro. We exclusively presented the release date to our faithful readers in our latest Boot Calendar, and now we present the specs of what Adidas hopes will give it complete dominance over the football boot market.
This boot really can’t be called a ‘heritage’ boot anymore, Adidas have gone all in with this boot and there are certainly one or two impressive aspects of the boot. While the boot sounds extremely promising, there are one or two aspects of the boot that may disappoint one or two boot fans.
The change of upper has seen the AdiPure 11pro ditch the shackles of being a ‘heritage’ boot. The AdiPure 11pro features an ultrasoft Taurus leather upper that has been made famous by the Predator range. This covers the majority of the boot, however, the main kicking area of the boot features k-leather. The k-leather areas are coated with a new DuraCoating to protect the upper.
The 360° Support Saddle is perhaps the most revolutionary piece of technology in the new AdiPure 11pro. We aren’t a 100% sure of what it is, but it’s a fulle enginereed, ultra-thin, anatomically shaped saddle which has been welded into the three stripes onto the instep of the boot. This is said to aid midfoot stability. The AdiPure 11pro will also have micoach compatibility.
When combined with the Traxion SprintFrame, the weight is further decreased and Adidas have said to have found the perfect balance between stability and weight. New studs have also been given their debut on the AdiPure 11pro. The new Traxion 2.0 stud configuration aids high energy movement and increases acceleration.
All in all, it sounds like Adidas certainly has the draft of a very decent boot. It like a good boot, but what silo is it going to be under? It’s n0t really a heritage boot without the 100% k-leather upper, yet there aren’t enough ‘control’ aspects of the boot to draw comparisons between it and the CTR 360 Maestri. It’ll be interesting to see how Adidas will market the new AdiPure 11pro.
The AdiPure Pro is expected to retail at $150 and will be released by February the 1st. What do you think about the new AdiPure 11pro?
Posted on June 09, 2011