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Following on from last month’s super-fresh pair of Predator TRs, adidas today go for a full spring clean by decking out all four of their mainline boot silos in a white-focused colourway. Each of the X, Nemeziz, Copa, and Predator features a unique accent colour, giving the pack an eclectic look in keeping with the Virtuso name. Let’s take a look.
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First up, the X, and it’s the adidas staple Solar Yellow that acts as a balance for the white here, with hints of colour throughout the Skeletalweave section of the upper and the rear part of the soleplate, with block colour reserved for the three stripes, the forefoot stud tips, and the inside of the boot. This clean-cut colourway of adi’s top speed boot looks like being a fixture among pro players as we move into the latter stages of the season; Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Marcelo have already been spotted training in the 18.1 version. Let’s be honest, the White/Solar Yellow X is made for the sun, and we can see it being a popular choice throughout the spring and summer months.
The Nemeziz, meanwhile, is built to take defenders by surprise with a startling Shock Pink accompaniment for the white base colour. As with the X, the accent colour is subtly integrated into the upper, which for the Nemeziz means working it into the 360 Agility Bandage that, as we all know by now, keeps your foot secure as you change direction at high speed. Specks of pink continue into the soleplate, with the Nemeziz name down the heel of the boot also coloured up. Expect to see the likes of Roberto Firmino and Bernardo Silva lacing up in these on-pitch.
As for the Copa, well, it’s gone green – Solar Lime, to be precise. It’s an even more understated execution here, as adi wisely leave the lateral side alone in an almost total whiteout. In fact, the only colour on the upper is the three stripes on the medial side, the branding on the heel, and the under-layer of the Primeknit collar. Coloured stud tips complete the look. The Copa’s new main man, Juventus star Paulo Dybala, will be headlining the boots as Juve aim to wrap up Serie A before heading into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Finally, the Predator, which is adorned with Bold Blue accents. Two aspects are immediately noticeable here: the specks of colour on the collar, and the lines of the Controlskin vamp. As one of the key updates from the 18+ to 19+, adidas are really making a show of those iconic ridges and their more aggressive look on the new boot, and they’ve never stood out so clearly as on this Virtuso edition. The specks on the collar, meanwhile, are executed in a reverse effect: blue-on-white on the outside, white-on-blue on the inside. As with other boots in the pack, the paintbrush flicks of colour extend to the soleplate, but interestingly there are no coloured stud tips on the Pred, which instead are clear. Player-wise, naturally you’re look at Paul Pogba, along with Rakitic, Ozil, and Dele.

It’s been a while since adidas did a white collection like this, and we’re pleased to see that they’ve kept things fairly minimalist. White boots always look best when they’re done in a simple, clean design, and that’s exactly what you get from the Virtuso Pack. It’s an in-line launch too, which means the full spectrum of price points is available, including kids’ versions. In terms of soleplates, it’s mainly a choice of FG or AG, although there is an SG option on the Pred. Turf and street trainers are also well represented, and there’s an accompanying range of clothing for the collection as a whole.

The X, Nemeziz, Copa, and Predator football boots from the adidas Virtuso Pack are available to buy now at prodirectsoccer.com

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