Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360 Agility Review
Crafted for agility, the Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360 Agility is truly an overlooked innovation.
The Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360 Agility is made for the player looking for a few specific features. A Torsion Tape upper influenced by athletic tape, providing high mobility and a stable lockdown. A cutting-edge soleplate made for explosiveness. A lockdown fit, without any laces.
The upper on the Nemeziz 17+ is made from three different materials: 360 Agility Bandage, 360 Torsion Tape, and Agility Knit 2.0. The 360 Agility Bandage is located where the laces would have been, made from a single layer of an elasticated Athletic Tape. The Agility Bandage is connected and stitched together to provide a secure compression-fit lockdown. Next is the 360 Torsion Tape, located on the lateral and medial sides of the midfoot, adding a soft and structured upper. Lastly, at the edges, you get a thin and highly textured material with a soft and close to the ball feel, known as the Agility Knit 2.0.
The soleplate on the Nemeziz 17+ 360 Agility is known as 'Torsionframe'. The Torsionframe soleplate provides great flexibility at the forefoot, while also being stiff at the midfoot for a better lockdown. The stud pattern layout provides great stability and maneuverability. The studs themselves have a similar shape to a half crescent. The shape of the studs allows for excellent maneuverability while also having great traction. The soleplate is suitable for play on both Firm Ground (FG) and Artificial Grass (AG).
On foot, the fit of the Adidas Nemeziz 17+ is very snug and close to the ball. There is only one layer of upper between you and the ball, giving a barefoot feel. It's almost as if the shots are harder and faster, due to the very minimal padding. The laceless upper does an excellent job securing your foot in place, however, adjustability is a problem.
Concern: Being a made from elastic tape, over time the bands may lose some elasticity.
Recommended? Yes: The Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360 Agility has an exceptionally snug and close to the ball fit. The upper is quite soft and has a fair amount of grip. The break-in season is reasonably short, fitting your foot well after only an hour or two. The soleplate is made to give you freedom of movement, explosiveness, and a secure lockdown. The Adidas Nemeziz 17+ Gives a very agile sensation, like your always on your toes, itching to play.
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