Who should buy the Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground

The Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground is a lightweight, speed boot best recommended for:

  • both experienced and novice soccer players playing on soft ground surfaces
  • speedy players on the field

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Great feel during passing and shooting

Engineered to help players accelerate through the pitch, the Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground is equipped with standout game-boosting features.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground Great feel during passing and shooting

According to the majority of users, the upper of the Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground is soft on the inside and provides a great feel during passing and shooting.

Adidas X 18.1 delivers impressive in-field performance

Not only is it crafted for impressive performance, but this soccer cleat also boasts of its bold and stylish aesthetics that are sure to catch some attention.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground delivers impressive in-field performance

One of the highlights of this Adidas soccer cleat is its Speedmesh upper. This upper is made from a revolutionary stretch material that gives superior lockdown and stability.

Inadequate padding

It also delivers a minimal feel that allows for speed. Moreover, the material also ushers in a close fit that gives its users a more natural sensation and movement for improved maneuverability.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground Inadequate padding

Some purchases observed that this Adidas soccer cleat has very little padding protection for the foot. One player mentioned having a hard time putting the shoes on because of its narrow fit. 

Takes time to break in 

This seems to be a very similar complaint to the Nemeziz 18.1 FG. These shoes take quite some time to break in, as noticed by a few commenters.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground Takes time to break in 

Another feature of this soccer cleat is its low-cut Clawcollar design, which frees up the ankle for better mobility. 

Gives a firm lockdown 

This model is also equipped with traditional laces that keep the fit snug without being overly restraining. Additionally, a central tongue aids in cushioning ball contact areas of the midfoot.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground Gives a firm lockdown 

For added stability, this low-top soccer cleat employs a molded and seamless 3D heel cap. This benefits wearers best during acceleration as it helps give a firm lockdown on the foot for a more secure footing.

More lightweight feel 

Adidas has also fitted this speed cleat with a Speedframe outsole. This sole unit significantly reduces the weight of the foot for a more lightweight feel.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground More lightweight feel 

On its soleplate is a combination of conical aluminum and arrowhead-shaped TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) studs. These studs work well in penetrating through the soft ground pitch for better grip.

Provides added stability 

The Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground can be availed in sizes 6 to 13 in men’s version. It comes in a standard width and is known to fit true to size.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground Provides added stability 

Players can expect a snug and lightweight feel from this soccer cleat owing to its stretchable and form-fitting Speedmesh upper. The fit is further reinforced by a full-lace fastening while a 3D molded heel provides added stability.

Helps boost acceleration 

The base of this soccer cleat is lined with a Speedframe outsole that works to reduce the cleats overall weight. Aside from added comfort, the minimal weight also helps boost acceleration.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground Helps boost acceleration

For traction, the sole unit employs the use of a combination of six conical aluminum studs and five arrowhead-shaped TPU studs. These cleats are strategically positioned to aid in executing quick pivots on the soft ground pitch.

Better ball control 

The upper of the Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground utilizes a stretchable Speedmesh material. Showing much flexibility, the material hugs to the form of the foot for a snug yet non-restraining fit. It also ushers in a close ball feel for better manipulation of the ball.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground Better ball control 

The upper is set in a low-cut Claw collar design that allows improved mobility of the ankles as well as better stability. As its name suggests, this collar resembles that of a claw as it extends at the heel and midfoot area to secure the foot. 

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground offers a form-fitting wrap 

Additionally, the cleat relies on a traditional lace-up closure to reinforce a form-fitting wrap. Meanwhile, a basic tongue lightly pads the midfoot, particularly those areas that come in contact with the ball.

Adidas X 18.1 Soft Ground offers a form-fitting wrap 

This soccer cleat comes in a Solar Yellow/Core Black/Footwear White colorway. It weighs 201 grams.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Surface: Soft Ground
Collection: Adidas Speedmesh, Adidas Speedframe
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Blue / White / Yellow / Black
SKUs: BB9358 / BB9359 / CM8373 / DB2259 / DB2260

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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.