The release of the adidas Gloro 16.1 came somewhat out of the blue and left a lot of fans wondering what they were all about. From the classic design, to the quartet of colorways unleashed on the market, this is a very specific style of boot that is geared toward a completely unique sector of the market. Yet they are vastly different from the original Gloro release.
We’ve got a pair in hand and wanted to answer and decipher some aspects of the boot that need to be addressed, especially when it comes to how they compare to the original Gloro. Given their price point and available options, there is going to be an interest from fans who appreciate the old school styling in a modern boot.
Check the entire line-up of Gloro 16.1 currently available at soccer.com.
We are not saying it is the actual reason for this release, but there is certainly an apparent connection between these and the miadidas platform. By creating and shifting to a cleaner, non-stitched leather upper, adidas opens the Gloro up to a more dynamic customizable design. In other words, there is a lot more you can do with these and they prove to be a pitch perfect heritage style option for players to play around with. With a leather upper and transparent comfort frame, these miGloro keep opponents guessing while you keep control.
How do they fit? The big question, and the answer is simple: wide, wide and wider! The actual soleplate is similar in width to the Gloro, but the upper is vastly different. With no double barrel cross stitching, the upper is far more spacious. There is a double line of stitching that runs around the circumference of the upper, but that simply provides an initial raise and holds the material up slightly higher. If you need a wide fitting boot, these are worth adding to the consideration category.
This particular colorways is listed as a Black/Night Metallic/Solar Green and I’m loving that neon hit around the outside. It adds such a dynamic effect to such a classically inspired colorway. We’ve never seen such a dramatic effect on a soleplate, with the fade shifting from yellow to green to blue as you move from front to back of the boot. In person, it looks like one of those neon ropes you’d see, it really has a vibrant appearance.
There is a lot more to learn about this release and we are going to hit that all up as we work through a review. If you’ve got any questions about them that you’d like covered, hit up the comment section and let us know!
Again, find the entire line-up of Gloro 16.1 currently available at soccer.com.