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What is the difference between +, .1, .2, .3 & .4 adidas boots?
In the same manner as computer, smartphone, and car makers may have different variations of the same model of unit, football boot manufacturers also employ a certain levelling system. Adidas, for this instance, uses +, .1, .2, .3, and .4 to label their variations of their silos.
The + represents the full and top version while the .1, .2, .3, and .4 (following the + in terms of hierarchy) are referred to as "takedowns" in the football boot industry. As implied by the word takedown, certain parts/technologies are either replaced with lesser materials/qualities or removed altogether as you go further down the level which usually means that there will be reduced pricing as well. This kind of setup allows the potential buyer to have a choice of going all out on the top line for maximum benefit or to trade off some unwanted features for more value for money, ensuring that the football boot manufacturer will be able to offer options to consumers and cover as much of the market as possible.
To illustrate, we will be discussing the +, .1, .2, .3, and .4 of the Predator 20 and Nemeziz 19 silos. The upper of the + models are made of sockfit technology and the sports taping-inspired 360 Bandage system respectively. These technologies are essentially intended to provide ergonomic fit and complement the laceless systems. They are also available in the .1s though the .1s feature laces. But as you go further down the takedowns, what is only available is the Controlskin and the laced and laceless Mesh forefoot for the Predator 19.2 and 19.3, and the agility mesh, textile agility mesh, and agility touch skin for the Nemeziz 19.2, 19.3, and 19.4.
In terms of solepate, all the Predators have triangular studs but the + has the advantage of Nylon ControlFrame and Boost technologies. The .1 still has the ControlFrame but the .2 and .3 only have the Nylon and TPU respectively. On the other hand, the Nemeziz 19+ and 19.1 are the same with Split sole Torsion system. The Nemeziz 19.2 contains the TPU/Nylon while the Nemeziz 19.3 and 19.4 have TPU only. All have semi-conical studs except for the Nemeziz 19.4 which has triangular studs. It goes without saying then that the soleplate configurations adapted on the takedowns affect the silos traction and speed performance thus also altering the surface types the boots can be suited on. These quality differences explain why adidas boots are different prices with the Predators costing, in descending order; £230, £180, £130, and £85 each for the laced and laceless 19.3, while the Nemeziz cost £230, £180, £110, and £85 for the 19.3 and 19.4.
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