If you’ll think back to the London 2012 Olympics when adidas first released the controversial Primeknit technology (again after the Nike Flyknit release), we’ve been waiting almost 2 years now to see an actual Primeknit release in the States despite seeing several Boost options.
According to SBNation, the cleat is made up of one layer of durable yarn extending the entire upper. The outsole is the same as the Samba F50 stud configuration with a water resistant coating on the upper. The limited edition will sell for the equivalent of $350+ in the British Pound.
Markus Baumann, Senior VP for Global Football at adidas had the following to say about the latest cleat advancement:
“Every adidas product is developed with the player in mind and in particular, the needs of the player. By producing the world’s first knitted football book we have provided a brand new solution to the search for higher levels of comfort and flexibility.
Primeknit is a further demonstration of our commitment to driving relentless innovation in football and is designed to allow for a bespoke fit for each player, making performance more intuitive and responsive than ever before. Primeknit is a technology that is right at the heart of adidas innovation and we’re excited about introducing this development into football.”
Stay tuned for product and release info.