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High Top

Football boots with sock-like extension above the ankle level for added protection and support. the best high top fooball boots.

Mid Top

Football boots that offer coverage until the ankle level for extra stability. See the best mid top football boots.

Low Top

Traditional football boots without collars or extensions for maximum mobility. See the best low top football boots.

Good to know

Choosing the best collar height is a matter of personal preference and is not dependent on the type of surface played. More info here

Surface

Firm Ground

Football boots that provide rotational and aggressive traction on firm or dry natural grass. See the best FG boots.

Indoor

Football boots with flat, anti-slip rubber outsole great for indoor courts. See the best IC boots.

Turf

Football boots with durable rubber outsole designed for excellent grip on short-piled synthetic grass. See the best Turf boots.

Artificial Grass

Low-profile, hollow-studded football boots intended for long-piled synthetic grass. See the best AG boots.

Collection
Adidas X

Good to know

Football boots are often categorized by brands into different collections based on their distinct purpose such as boots for Speed, Power or Control.

Price
$200
Special editions

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what football players think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of those who have tried wearing the Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground agree that it is very comfortable right out of the box.
  • Most purchasers appreciated the shoe’s stylish design and aesthetics with one person saying that the X 17.1 looks better in person.
  • This football boot offers a great fit, as reviewed by several individuals.
  • Many footballers felt that the Adidas X 17.1 is light on the feet and it has helped them run faster on the field.
  • A few reviewers mentioned that the shoe is worth its price.
  • Some players lauded the shoe’s sock-like feel.
  • A good number of reviewers liked this football boot’s stud configuration.
  • The Adidas X 17.1 is an excellent boot performance-wise, said a couple of users.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Many users complained that the sizing of the Adidas X 17.1 is a bit off.
  • Most purchasers were disappointed because the lace holders easily rip out of the shoe.
  • One fan reported that the Adidas X 17.1 caused a couple of blisters in the heel.
  • A few of players commented that the sole fell off after a few games.
  • The Adidas X 17.1 does not have any feature that makes it stand out from the rest, said a couple of expert reviewers.

Bottom line

The Adidas X 17.1 is a top-tier football boot that does not fail in the comfort, fit, and looks departments. But while it has received plenty of good feedback, it has also garnered quite a number of negative comments from its users. Several complaints involve the lace loops ripping and the soleplate separating from the shoe.

Despite the divided opinion from its users, the Adidas X 17.1 still delivers what it promised in overall performance, especially when it comes to traction and speed.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 466 ratings

5 star
65%
4 star
26%
3 star
4%
2 star
2%
1 star
2%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are football players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by Soccer Reviews For You • Josh • Level 5 expert

    Don't buy these with the expectation that they're gonna feel super super thin on your foot.

  • 85 / 100 by Soccer Reviews For You • Josh • Level 5 expert

    On feet, the shoe is very comfortable out of the box. You can feel the seam on the side especially when making contact with the ball, but its not uncomfortable to the point of blistering. The overall upper feels soft and will soften up as your wear them in. It has a snug fit but not overly tight. It’s not my favorite, I feel that the Purespeed is a better shoe in the X line.

  • 85 / 100 by Soccer Reviews For You • Josh • Level 5 expert

    On feet, the fit and comfort is really good. The upper will soften up as you wear them in.

  • 85 / 100 by The Instep • Hunter York • Level 3 expert

    Overall, the adidas X 17.1 is not going to win any awards, it probably wont be the most used shoe on the field any given day, and certainly will not be something I use much more.

  • 91 / 100 by Eial • Eial • Level 1 expert

    Once you actually wear them, you'll notice that it's a little bit softer from straight out of the box.

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Features of the Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground

  • Following the “do not fix what is not broken” approach, the Adidas X 17.1 has similar tech specs as its predecessor, the Adidas X 16.1. Because of its one-piece construction, the touch on the ball and thickness across the entire upper is consistent.
  • The Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground features a TechFit compression upper that molds to the shape of the foot, giving it a second-skin fit. The heightened TechFit collar and the curved design at the back also offer flexible ankle support.
  • Furthermore, this soccer cleat uses the Non-Stop Grip (NSG) technology that enhances the grip on the ball.
  • The Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground has the lightweight SprintFrame outsole as well. This TPU plastic material is flexible and moves nicely with the foot.

Fit and sizing

The Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground is available in standard size and it fits true to size. The sizes are 6.5 to 13 for men’s version and sizes 5 to 10 for women’s version.

Outsole

This football cleat uses the SprintFrame technology for the outsole. The forefoot area of this lightweight synthetic material is flexible enough to adapt to the movements of the foot. It also has ribs through the midfoot area to give it a bit of rigidity.

The stud pattern of the Adidas X 17.1 FG is the same as its predecessors in the X 16 series. It has six studs in the forefoot, one support stud in the middle, and four under the heel. It is a combination of hybrid conical-bladed studs and raindrop-shaped studs. The stud pattern is intended to increase traction and speed on dry, natural grass.

Upper

The Adidas X 17.1 FG uses the TechFit construction upper. This synthetic material follows the shape of the foot for a secure fit and excellent control of the ball.

The Non-Stop Grip on the upper gives it a thin checkerboard texture to keep the ball from slipping even in wet conditions.

The exposed lace of this football boot runs through five pairs of nylon loops that do not attach to the base of the shoe. The lacing system keeps the foot locked in place and prevents the middle part of the upper from stretching during changes of directions.

The Adidas X 17.1 FG also has a heightened TechFit collar. This stretchable sock system ensures that the ankle is stable and secured in place.

The curved design at the back of this football shoe alleviates tension from the Achilles tendon. The external heel counter that is connected to the outsole keeps the heel area intact.

Internally, this football boot has a soft, synthetic suede padding for added comfort.

Special Colorways of the Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground

  • Deadly Strike pack

Inspired by deadly predators, the color palette used in the Adidas X 17+ model brings an air of quiet elegance with its Hi-Res green, Aero green, and Unity Ink colorway. Techfit upper is primarily colored in Aero green. The detailing including the three stripes logo and the internal material which lasts until the ankle area promote foot support is in Unity Ink

  • Lone Hunter pack

Perhaps the charm of Adidas’ Lone Hunter pack comes from the fact that its color selection is quite an unusual one for football boots. Taking a closer look at the Adidas X 17.1 model, it sports animal prints using a bright orange, talc, and trace olive colorway. The soleplate is not exempt from this as the pattern runs from the upper to the soleplate. Judging from the pack’s name and its design elements, one can easily surmise what inspired this model’s design.

  • Ocean Storm pack

Like lightning strike, the Adidas X 17+ football boot hits you in the face with its glaring colorway. Using a primarily yellow Techfit upper, this cleat demands attention as it is sure to stand out on the pitch. The mid cut collar, as well as the smaller details on the shoe, are presented as dark blue almost black color. A polka dot design is also apparent all over the shoe.

Additional Info

  • Famous football athletes who wore the Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground were Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez.
  • This soccer cleat also has a kids’ version in sizes 10k to 12k.
  • The men’s version of the Adidas X 17.1 FG is available in six captivating colorways.
  • This soccer shoe was released on June 1, 2017.