We laced up and reviewed the next-generation heritage silo by adidas, the new 11Pro.
This boot is the successor to the 11Pro 2 boot launched in November 2013. This is adidas’ heritage boot and it will be worn by the likes of Philipp Lahm and Toni Kroos of Germany and David Silva of Spain.
The colourway of this boot is dubbed Black/White/Flash Orange and is a much more classic and traditional looking 11Pro. adidas have included a new Flash Orange and blue line down the centre of the boot which adds a modern touch while the soleplate has been made transparent allowing the full design to be seen.
Adidas’ signature three stripes are coloured white and run from the base of the upper to the laces. Two adidas logos are seen on the tongue and sole of the boot while the name 11Pro is featured on the tongue and heel.
The new 11Pro sees the return of the traditional kangaroo leather upper. Several years ago adidas made the change to include Taurus leather on their adiPure boots but now they have reverted to K-Leather with this new generation.
Right out of the box the leather is very soft. The K-Leather runs from the midfoot to the toes of the boot. A much stiffer and supportive leather is used from the midfoot to the heel of the boot as well as on the tongue.
Say goodbye to the cross stitching and foam pods seen on the previous generation as adidas have utilised a new internal support skeleton which is designed to provide the wearer with a more responsive and customised fit and feel.
The skeleton features a honeycomb design and this will add extra grip and friction when controlling the ball. The skeleton is very flexible and is designed to do the same thing as the stitching and foam pods seen on the previous generation. The skeleton runs from the toes to the heel of this boot.
Inside the boot adidas have again used several suede linings adding extra comfort. The sockliner has a suede finish and a new gel pad on the heel region. The suede lining actually runs all the way down to the toes of the boot as well as on the tongue which will make this boot feel really good inside the boot.
The tongue is very lightweight and features several foam pods to provide the wearer with extra comfort and protection. An internal heel counter is again used to provide a solid lockdown of the heel.
The soleplate uses the same Comfort Frame seen on the previous generation. The Comfort Frame has a super even distribution of studs to provide the wearer with the highest levels of comfort under the boot. The studs have also been made smaller and thinner to grip the ground quicker.
All in all adidas have done a great job in both the design and technology on this boot. It will be very interesting to see how this boot performs on the pitch so make sure you follow our channel for our review of this boot.