Verdict from 2 experts and +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Copa 17.3 Firm Ground received much praise from reviewers for its very comfortable fit.
  • Some players commended the cleat’s excellent ball feel and control.
  • A number of users love the cleat’s overall look and design.
  • Many users considered this Adidas Copa 17 model to be of great value considering the full grain leather construction.
  • The leather upper was soft, according to some testers.
  • A good number of reviewers recommended these firm ground soccer cleats for defenders.
  • Many testers were satisfied with the cleat’s superb traction.
  • A handful of wearers mentioned that this Copa soccer cleat doesn’t wear out easily.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users complained about getting blisters after trying out the Copa 17.3 FG.
  • A few players who tested the cleats observed that it runs a bit small.
  • A reviewer was discouraged that the sole began to separate from the top of the shoe after a couple of uses.

Bottom line

The Adidas Copa 17.3 Firm Ground (FG) is made for players who are looking to push their performance on the firm ground pitch without hurting their budget. This soccer cleat ticks all boxes from the performance checklist save for a few fit hiccups that can be fixed after breaking in.

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Good to know

  • The 17.3 version of the Adidas Copa features soft, natural Kangaroo leather that lines the front part of the upper. The rest of the upper utilizes a synthetic material. The leather gives the cleat that classic Copa look while providing great comfort and an optimal touch and feel of the ball.
  • This cleat also features a lace-up closure alongside a thin tongue and a padded collar for enhanced fit. It allows the feet to have adjustable but firm support without feeling overly restrained.
  • The outsole of the Copa 17.3 FG wears a stud pattern that is specifically designed for firm ground. The sole’s conical studs provide the cleat with superior traction to give players that boost in speed and stability when doing cuts and direction changes.

The Adidas Copa 17.3 FG is available in the standard men's sizes only. It comes in a medium width and runs true to size. The cleat’s leather construction on the upper and soft synthetic inner lining ensures great fit and comfort for its wearer.

The Adidas Copa 17.3 FG holds a synthetic, flexible sole plate that adapts to the movement of the foot. This flexibility offers an improved performance during changes in direction and ensures a lasting underfoot comfort in every game.

With an outsole designed for firm grounds, the cleat has conical studs that provide superior traction on the pitch. Players can expect to play with intensity, with these cleats that were meant for high-speed control and stability on the ground.

Like its predecessors, the 17.3 version of the Adidas Copa utilizes natural K-leather for its upper. However, the leather only lines the front part while synthetic material covers the rest of the upper. This configuration aims to provide a great fit and utmost comfort.

The Kangaroo leather has a permanent softness that makes sure the feet are comfortable at all times. It also delivers a soft and clean touch that gives players optimal ball control. On the other hand, the synthetic leather lining the upper also offers some softness and is remarkably less bulky than most synthetics.

Alongside the soft upper, the cleat’s lace-up fastening and soft inner lining help provide a comfortable fit. Soft textile lining outlines the inner part of the cleat while thin foam is used for its insole, offering a great in-shoe feel.

  • Personalization is available for this cleat upon purchase.
  • The design of the Adidas Copa 17.3 FG takes after that of the best-selling Copa Mundial Goal.
  • This soccer cleat also has an indoor version named Adidas Copa 17.3 Indoor.
  • It weighs 8.7oz (247 grams).

How Copa 17.3 Firm Ground compares

This shoe: 83
All shoes average: 80
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This shoe: £70
All shoes average: £160
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