Last week, adidas introduced us to details of the Samba Primeknit, but today they went a step further by revealing a concept boot that will change the future of the game – the adidas Primeknit FS.
Bear in mind that this boot remains in design phase and is essentially a “concept model”, but the goal for adidas is to have it released by the end of this year. Players are currently working on developing the boot and I’m sure there is a lot of detailing that needs to be figured out in order to create such a style (like for example what if your team wears white for one game and you purchase a black pair, maybe?)
The limited edition Primeknit FS will be produced in a black, white and red design and it will be the world’s first all-in-one knitted soccer boot and sock hybrid. This unique ‘sock silhouette’ design will provide players with a second-skin feel, intended to offer the perfect fit from toe to calf.
The sock design should improves ball to foot touch compared to boots with traditional overlays, edges or laces. The one piece design and strong light yarns of the Primeknit FS is expected to provide new levels of flexibility and comfort with stability and strength equal to that of conventional boots. Each yarn will also receive a high precision coating that guarantees water resistance even in the most challenging conditions – similar to what we found out about the Primeknit.
Following the launch last week of the adidas Samba Primeknit, the world’s first knitted football boot, we’re excited to be able to give the World a glimpse into the future of our products. The introduction of the adidas Primeknit FS is only the latest chapter of adidas football products and further cements our place as the pioneer of footballing innovation. – Markus Baumann, Senior VP for Global Football
Either the world has gone completely crazy or there is some genuine performance benefits to this extended boot designs. With the release of the Nike Magista today, it makes for another area where adidas and Nike are set to battle for supremacy. So, expect to see a big push and more advancements in this type of technology over the next 12 months. We will bring you all the details as it becomes available.
What are your thoughts on an all-in-one knitted soccer boot and sock hybrid and does it interest you? See any problems with the design?