The latest Adidas adiPure 11Pro colorway release offers players a very pure look mixed with a familiar adiPure theme. The Running White/Bright Blue/Black colorway looks very sharp and might remind some players of previous models like the initial adiPure IV Fresh Splash release, which offers a slight color change-up.
I’m a fan of how these look and like how Adidas use a slightly darker shade of blue on the signature 3-stripes. One of the performance differences you can expect from this range lies in the upper, with a Taurus leather used instead of the traditional K-leather. During testing, it worked out to be effective and extra durable, although you do loose some of that natural touch element. The benefit is the drop in weight, with these coming in at 8.2oz. The adiPure IV weighed in at 9.8oz.
Retail wise, this release hits the market at $149.99, which is a great price point for a boot with so much quality.
A completely redesigned upper.
A synthetic Taurus leather is used on the front, with a synthetic saddle employed through the 3 stripes on the midfoot for added support. We are familiar with seeing K-leather used on the adiPure series, but with the recent upgrades to their Taurus calf-skin upper, Adidas has changed its direction. I have pointed out on several occasions that Taurus leather has a downfall; durability. Well, Adidas has actually addressed that area and added an ultra thin layer of protection, called Duracoat, to areas of high abrasion. Well played Adidas!
More soleplate changes.
On this version of the SprintFrame, you get a new Flexzone (improves flexibility and enhances lateral movement) and PlusFlex (outsole is split below the toes for higher energy efficiency through movements), with miCoach performance tracking technology also included.
Conical studs – goodbye blades.
This could be one of the shock features of the boot. Adidas has re-engineered its traction by introducing dual cushioning conical studs that feature internal anti-shock tubes. They are designed to be more abrasion resistant, while improving surface penetration – improving traction and speed.