X 17+ PureSpeed
The time for the 2016 version of the adidas X to get an update for 2017 is now. A new name and a completely new upper has come the way of adidas’ X collection, but it is definitely still made for fast-paced and chaotic forwards. The upper is still made from TechFit Compression material underneath, but has now been given a Speedskin outer texture. On top of it looking super striking, the perforated upper creates increased friction with the ball, so you have increased feel for the ball, especially at high speed.
Apart from the new upper, the change from X 16 to X 17 is very small, as adidas have focused all their innovation on the Nemeziz that was launched on its own last Friday. This means you still get the aggressive Sprintframe sole with the equally powerful traction studs, as well as the NSG technology for grip in the rain and the Midcut construction around the heel for more lockdown. One new twist on the adidas X 17+ PureSpeed is the visuals of the soleplate, which has been given a more matt look. It doesn’t sound like much, but it actually looks sick on foot and although it may change on future colourways I’m a fan already!