Who should buy 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. If you’re a Bale or a Suarez fan, this would be a favorite. But this is also a solid option if:

  • You’re looking for a soccer cleat that has excellent grip technology.
  • You love the second-skin fit capability of the shoe that molds into your foot and gives you flexible ankle support.

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground logo  blue

Adaptive outsole capability

This soccer cleat uses the SprintFrame technology for the outsole. This TPU plastic material is flexible and moves nicely with the foot.

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground outsole front

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.

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground outsole back

Solid stud structure of the X 17.1 FG

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.

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground studs

Excellent upper construction

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.

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground techfit

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

Adidas’ innovative lacing system

The exposed lace of this soccer cleat 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.

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground laces

Stable, comfortable lockdown

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.

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground collar

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

Adidas X 17.1 Firm Ground back

Internally, this soccer cleat has a soft, synthetic suede padding for added comfort.

Facts / Specs

Update: Adidas X 19.3 Firm Ground
Top: Low
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Adidas SprintFrame, Adidas Techfit
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Black / White / Yellow / Orange / Gold / Green / Blue / Grey

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Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.