With soccer cleats manufacturers pushing their creativity out of bounds, Adidas has innovatively designed the Adidas X 17+ Purespeed soccer cleats. They’ve improved the best things of the 16+ soccer cleats while pushing for an even better fit, comfort, and functionality.
The Adidas X 17+ Purespeed soccer cleats have a mesh-like upper look; however, you will not find a hole in these cleats. It is just graphics with dots to support Non-Slip Grip. The X 17+ features stunning blends of grey, black and light blue versions that can be an excellent collection for any soccer cleat fan.
The x 17+ cleats deliver a unique silhouette depending on how you tie and tuck the laces. The lace covers blend with the forefoot flawlessly that for someone who doesn’t know that these cleats have laces will think they are lace-free. This prevents the laces from coming in contact with the ball for an even better experience on the ground.
Adidas X 17+ soleplates have undergone a significant improvement. Unlike other Adidas soleplates, The X 17+ soleplates do not give as much, which makes them stay in shape for a more extended period. However, due to high-intensity movements on the ground, they eventually will wear down. Although this will happen after several periods of serious use.
Fit and Feel
Adidas X 17+ soccer cleat feels nothing like previous versions of soccer cleats. These cleats retained the slim look of prior versions but added a thin layer of padding underneath the upper lining for a more exceptional fit and comfort. Furthermore, it creates a smooth feel to the whole outfit and prevents the synthetic upper mesh from touching your ball so that it feels stiff, sticky or as if there is a small piece of plastic between you and the ball.
Adidas carefully balanced the padding to make sure players didn’t feel like their touch has been dampened. Moreover, the padding that Adidas added to the synthetic lining creates a warm pressure with your forefoot that makes the cleat respond beautifully with every touch of the ball. So passing the ball, getting a pass or moving doesn’t require much energy, but only technical merely a matter of technique with X 17+ cleats.
The X 17+ soleplate lends itself to the tried and trusted Adidas SprintFrame. The bottom studs are not quite conical, but they have smack indentations that make them look like teardrops. However, soleplates and studs do a fantastic job as any quality soleplate if you even forget to think about it. There are two spines that go through the midfoot, which can be a bit rough at first, and they can flex to your feet early on.
The X 17+ significantly improved from the features of the X16+ with an even better design. The touch, the fit, and comfort are very top-notch with the X 17+, although there is plenty of room for improvement. The Non-Slip Grip feature for the X 17+ still desires lots of improvement. Additionally, though the lace covers offer some benefits on the aesthetics, they still don’t change much on how these cleats play. But all factors are taken into consideration, these are great cleats and will deliver a fantastic ground experience.