This weekend has been full of football, with the Champions League final and plenty of boot release action too. During the final we saw Bayern star Phillipp Lahm wearing these brand new Adidas Adipure 11Pro Black/White/Red. We take a closer look at it here, so read along and cool down after a couple of action-packed days of football.
Phillipp Lahm was the only players who wore them during Saturdays final and Bayern Munich's captain definitely needed a pair of boots he could trust. The most important game of the year require a pair of very special boots for the job and the Adidas Adipure 11Pro Black/White/Red definitely fit the description. On top of the sharp and classic design, which matches Bayerns home-kit perfectly, it is also a boot, which can do much more.
Adidas Adipure 11Pro has made a lasting impression on the boot market, with plenty of professionals, who prefer a more classic take on boots, enjoying it. It manages to unite a stylishly clean and simple look, with an equally simple style, when it comes to boot technologies.
Adidas Adipure 11Pro is the fifth incarnation of the classic boot silo, with the first installation seeing the light of day all the way back in 2008. Since then the boot has changed a lot, but one thing remains the same; it is an incredibly popular and safe choice, because the quality is indisputable.
The soft leather upper delivers the familiar touch on the ball, so you get a natural and dampening effect, which in turn results in a very elegant ball feel, naturally on the premiss of you having the necessary technique. On the mid foot of the boot Adidas have used microfibre instead of leather, which has been done to stabilise the boot and keep the foot in place.
Adipure 11Pro is however not without modern additions, especially on this generation, has the collection taken a leap into the future. To improve the durability and take it to an even higher level, Adidas have covered the nose of the boot with their DuraCoating-technology, which helps make sure there develop gaps and cracks between the upper and the sole.
On top of that the boot is compatible with Adidas' intelligent MiCoach-chip, which can be put into the little cavity in the sole. When it is activated, it will track your movements and efforts, whether you are training or playing a match. The data it collects includes total distance, number of sprints, top speed and much more, which gives you the chance to oversee your movements on the pitch and possibly improve.
The stud-configuration is fitted on the same Sprintframe outsole, as we know and love from the other silos, but the stud-configuration has changed slightly. Instead of the triangular studs, which Adidas use on the Predator LZ and F50 Adizero, they have on the Adipure 11Pro gone for conical studs, which again confirms the boots classic take. This gives an increase in not just comfort, but also stability and smooth turning when moving.
There was plenty of action this Saturday and also plenty of boots to keep an eye out for, we quickly noticed Mr. Lahm's new boots, which got a dream début, as they won the Champions League. What do you think about them? Share your thoughts in the box down below and join the debate on Twitter and Facebook.