Sometimes, keeping a boot design simple can prove most effective on-pitch. This boot is a pretty perfect example. As part of the highly regarded Copa Mundial family, the Copa Gloro 17.2 is intended to provide comfort in the most simplistic fashion.
There isn’t a lot to this release; a premium Taurus leather upper sits on a flexible translucent soleplate, with a fold over strap tongue for added visual effect. This is a boot for players that appreciate modern innovation but also the traditional styling that comes from one of the world’s biggest boot brands. adidas don’t add any fancy gimmicks or look to “enhance” any particular feature on the upper. Plus there is very limited marketing needed to pass along the key message of what the boot has to offer.
The retail price is also proves to an effective selling point. Considered as an updated release in the adidas Gloro series, the Copa Gloro 17.2 is priced at the same $109.99. Basically, it is an affordable option for players that want something proven and effective without unnecessary complexities.
Copa 17.1 vs Copa Gloro 17.2
One of the most common comparisons we get asked about is the top tier Copa versus this more economical version. Over the past few years, we have had several different style Copa and Gloro releases, which makes things slightly confusing. But, the key point here is that now we are let with these two versions.
In terms of performance, there is no doubt that the top tier Copa 17.1 is far superior from a performance perspective. The included compression tongue and K-leather upper just make them a better fitting boot on foot. But, in terms of value the Copa Gloro is one of the best options on the market. Plus that fold-over strap tongue might lure some fans in!
Here is a breakdown on the key details that differentiate both boots.
adidas Copa 17.1 FG
Upper: Kangaroo leather
Soleplate: Sprintframe outsole
Tongue: Compression tongue knitted into the upper.
adidas Copa Gloro 17.2 FG
Upper: Premium Taurus.
Soleplate: Flexible polymer soleplate.
Tongue: Fold over tongue with elastic strap.