The Adidas Profi may come in a stylish silver, but don’t let the appearance of this soccer cleat fool you. The Profi are built of stern stuff (as you would expect from Adidas) and are designed to last. I’ve had a pair for several years now, and they haven’t let me down yet. I use them on firm or soft outdoor turf and they’ve held up very well.
The kangaroo leather gives you two advantages – they give you a great but soft touch on the ball, and they don’t absorb moisture which means that your feet stay dry in all but the wettest of conditions. The cleats are molded so you don’t have to ever tighten them. They are made for firm outdoor turf, but I haven’t had any problem playing in them or coaching in them when the ground has been wet.
These cleats come in a few different variations of color, but I went with the silver/black. They come in a blue/white, or a blue/yellow variety.
It’s fair to say that these boots are some of the most comfortable I’ve ever worn. They only get more comfortable the more you wear them, and they will fit like a glove. I did have some blisters on the back of my heels after playing in them once or twice but they weren’t anything I couldn’t put a band-aid over and continue wearing. After a couple of times training in them the blisters went away and I was wearing them very comfortably from then on.
Since the Adidas Profi are made with Kangaroo Leather, you’ll find the touch is exquisite. The soft surface of the leather is wonderful and sometimes when you touch the ball it doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing cleats. The striking surface where your laces are is the perfect size, as is the instep.
I’ve had these cleats for years and they’re still in the same great shape as when I first wore them. The front of the seam is coming away just a little bit, but I would expect that to happen after so many years and so many balls struck with these. The color is still the same vivid silver and it hasn’t lost any of the shine. The leather is just as soft and supple as when I took them out of the box and they’re great for striking long range balls.
The value of these boots is astounding. I think I paid close to around $80 for mine, and considering the use I’ve had out of them, I don’t regret paying that money one iota. They’ve been excellent value for money.
I have to admit, I’m a little impartial to boots from adidas, which is one of the reasons I was drawn to these. As you would expect, they function very well. I’ve worn them on hard outdoor turf and soft outdoor turf (both wet and dry), and they’ve kept traction with the playing surface without any problem.
- The Profi Firm Ground Boot by Adidas.
- Soft, hand stitched kangaroo leather upper.
- Direct injected PU with molded studs for use on firm, natural surfaces.
- Weighs 11.6 oz. Made in Germany.
In my opinion, these are some of the best value soccer cleats on the market today, and with some stores offering them on clearance or discount, you’ll be able to get them even cheaper. Great value for money, very good performance wise, and they hold up very well.
The only problem I’ve had with them is that they do smell a little after use. I’ve been able to solve this with baking soda and some air freshener, but that certainly shouldn’t put you off buying them. If money is tight right now and you still want a pair of stylish, durable, and functional soccer shoes, look no further than the Adidas Profi.