Next up in the Adidas adiPure 11Pro range is this offbeat Black/Infrared/Running White colorway. This is the first release in the series we have seen that features a traditional Black up with a highlight color. It keeps that traditional look while adding a new dynamic. Overall, it makes for a unique look that will appeal to a certain type of taste – actually, that sounds like a summary of the adiPure 11Pro range!
The one thing that gives this release an unusual look is the Infrared Duracoat line that runs up along the center of the forefoot. Personally, I prefer the look we saw with the Running White/Bright Blue colorway, it just seemed like a more effective combo of colors.
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.