The X16+ Purechaos launched in May 2016, ahead of the European Championships, Copa America and Olympics with a wonderful Chrome Silver and Red colourway as part of the Mercury Pack.
The X17+ Purespeed is a follow on from the X16+ Pure Chaos. The shoe follows all your movements and locks your foot in no matter what shape it has because the strap is free to move. The material on the toe box area is thinner and out of the box, the shoe is very soft and it will break in almost immediately. Because of the success of the X16+, Adidas clearly did not want to change too much and rightly so because the boot was a real standout.
The product was tech loaded. It encompassed a hidden lace system (the PureCut sock system) and Dynamic TechFit collar/upper. This construction provided a wonderful internal support construction that made the fit really comfortable and support whilst feeling snug, responsive and locked in. The upper moulded to your foot really easily and contained the ultra textured NSG (non stop grip) technology, which was great for feel on the ball especially in wet conditions.
The X16 & 17+ was a superb all rounder for a speed shoe and was not simply a shining aesthetic but engineered from every angle, focused to delivering match-winning performance.
The boot was worn by a list of world class players such as: Suarez, Salah, T.Muller, Marcelo, Alaba, Joao Felix, Di Maria, Kante and Gabriel Jesus.
For me, in my personal opinion, this boot was one of the comfiest, sock like feeling boots I have ever worn. And trust me, I have tried A LOT of boots! I wore this boot for nearly a whole season and it is not often I stick to just one model... Especially when I have hundreds of boots to choose from infront of me every single day... So that in itself is saying something.
Not to forget that Atletico Madrid's 120 million wondered Joao Felix came calling for this boot from us a couple weeks ago. This boot was a definite success and clearly a favourite of Joao's back in his Benfica days.
Want your pair? A limited amount of pairs will be released tonight at 7 PM GMT. Be ready, it's not often they are stocked and they won't be coming back.