Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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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.
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92 / 100 by Soccer Reviews For You • Josh • Level 5 expert
What is really interesting about this shoe is that while it's a takedown it features an upper that I actually like more than the top-end X 17.1.
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Features of the Adidas X 17.2 Firm Ground
- The Adidas X 17.2 features the TechFit construction upper. This soft material provides a snug fit and comfortable feel right out of the box.
- Adidas incorporated a knitted top workpiece to offer a sock-like construction on the ankle for excellent lockdown.
- This football boot also features a flexible soleplate and stud pattern that are designed primarily for dry, natural grass. The sole plate is made of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) plastic material that adapts to the movement of the foot.
Fit and sizing
The Adidas X 17.2 Firm Ground is offered in men’s sizes 7 to 13 and women’s sizes 5 to 11. The men’s version of this football shoe fits true to size, while the women’s version has a slightly narrower fit.
The Adidas X 17.2 sole plate is made of a lightweight TPU plastic material. It provides decent flexibility in the forefoot area. From the midfoot backward, the boot offers a sturdy flex especially helpful for push-off motions from long runs.
The stud pattern is composed of four slightly conical-shaped studs under the heel, six in front, and one in the middle. It offers excellent traction, acceleration, and support on natural grasslands.
The Adidas X 17.2 Firm Ground uses the TechFit technology which is a dynamic compression material that molds to the shape of the foot. It provides a secure fit as well as a closer feel of the ball.
The entire upper of the Adidas X 17.2 Firm Ground is made of a soft neoprene material covered with a thin layer of polyurethane (PU) acting as wet control component. The shoe also has embossed dots, called the Non Stop Grip (NSG) technology, all around the upper to ensure a good grip on the ball even on rainy days.
Internally, the Adidas X 17.2 Firm Ground is padded with a soft, synthetic suede material for a great in-shoe feel. It also has a fully removable insole with a mesh liner on top.
The heel area has an internal counter and the signature S-curve design, which is also found in higher models of the X 17 line. The curved design lessens the tension of the Achilles tendon.
The shoe has the same lacing system as the Adidas X 17.1. Five pairs of nylon lace holders are found at the center of the upper. The full lace-up closure offers additional lockdown.
- Football aficionados can have their Adidas X 17.2 Firm Ground personalized with their names and flags for a minimal fee.
- The official weight of this football boot is 6.8 ounces.
- The X 17.2 Shimmer Pack is the first Adidas football cleat designed for women’s fit and mold.