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