Who should buy the Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground

This Adidas soccer cleat is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a Clawcollar design for stability
  • You are after a soccer cleat with a TPU-based material for speed on firm ground courts

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground logo

Features of the Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground midsole

  • If one is looking for a minimalist approach to soccer cleat construction, considering the Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground soccer cleats is a look in the right direction. Getting rid of frills, the upper of this low-tier model sports a lightweight mesh-based material that affords players a sock-like fit and optimized speed on the pitch.
  • Integrated into this upper’s construction is a signature Clawcollar feature that is evident in this silo’s models including the Adidas X 18.3. This collar type creates support, extending up to the ankle area.
  • Going for more modern construction, this firm ground soccer cleat model sports a tongueless construction with an off-centered lacing which serves to further its fit. The lacing system also serves to produce a cleaner striking surface.
  • Reinforcing its lightweight feel is a Thermoplastic Polyurethane outsole. A familiar feature among soccer cleats, this type of outsole is designed to promote traction in firm ground courts. A combination of arrowhead and rounded studs are used in this soleplate.

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground laces

Size and fit

The Adidas X 18.2 soccer cleat brings a sock-like fit provided by its mesh-based upper. While the shoe creates a close fit, foot lockdown is also reinforced through the shoe’s Clawcollar - a feature engineered to promote stability and support.

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground front laces

To reinforce fit is an asymmetrical lacing system to further the shoe’s fit. This lacing system type is quite different from the traditional ones placed at the center of the shoe similar to that of the Adidas Samba Classic and the Adidas Mundial Goal.  

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground collar

This soccer cleat model is available in men’s standard sizes ranging from sizes 9.5 to 13.


Speed has been the goal when the brand decided to create the Adidas X 18.2 FG soccer cleat. This is why the mesh-based upper of this soccer cleat was engineered to be lightweight.

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground back collar

Furthermore, it wraps around the player’s foot, creating a sock-like fit. This model sports a different upper from its predecessor, the Adidas X 17.2 which sports a Techfit compression upper.

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground tongue

To add to its secure fit is a Clawcollar design which aids in locking the foot down, giving way to stability. With the soccer cleat’s sock-like construction, it affords players ease of entry when putting on the shoe while creating adaptive support.

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground side collar

An asymmetrical lacing system is also evident in this shoe’s upper that not just bring custom fit, but also promotes more strike zone space.


The outsole of the Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground soccer cleat is created with a TPU-based material that allows for speed on firm ground courts because of its lightweight composition.

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground outsole

There are two stud types incorporated into the outsole. Seven arrowhead studs are placed in the forefoot while four rounded cleats are integrated into the heel area. This type of stud configuration is engineered to bring traction on firm ground courts.

Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground heel

This model shares the same stud type and stud arrangement with its top-tier counterpart, the Adidas X 18+ FG, and the Adidas X 18.1 FG soccer shoes.


Additional Info

  • The Adidas X 18.2 Firm Ground soccer cleat is available in the Soccer Blue, Solar Yellow, and Core Black colorway.
  • The shoe has a partially glued insole.
  • The shoe weighs at 9.6 ounces for a size 9US

Facts / Specs

Update: Adidas X 19.3 Firm Ground
Top: Low
Surface: Firm Ground
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Blue / Yellow / Black / White
SKUs: BB9362 / BB9363 / BB9364 / DA9334 / DB2180 / DB2181 / DB2182

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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.