The most iconic soccer boot of all time has just received it's most aggressive update ever. adidas has taken the COPA and completely reimagined it as a very modern day boot.
The first and most obvious change to the silo is that adidas has taken it laceless (although laced versions are available in knock down models). This is a pretty massive new direction for a boot that had changed very little over the years. But there are plenty of other new elements that make the COPA 19+ a radically different COPA than we are used to seeing. Here is the info direct from adidas:
The new COPA 19+ features a selection of elements designed to maximize fit, touch and movement. For a better fit, the internal construction, featuring foam pads and an ortholite sockliner, provides cushioning and comfort. The Sockfit collar is engineered to naturally expand to foot shape to ensure supportive fit while an anatomical upper mimics a barefoot experience.
The new Fusion Skin is an evolution of the COPA’s classic leather treatment that features a seamless and less permeable skin, re-defining touch for a soccer cleat. The K Leather itself is super soft, providing optimal comfort and touch. The X Ray Vamp brings the foot closer to the ball and reduces slippage. The Purecut laceless upper remove unneeded layers to maximize ball control area.
The design of the COPA 19+ is also engineered to maximize movement. The Comfort frame stabilizes movement and enhances traction. The two footshape inlays allow optimal cushioning. The stud positioning and shape have been designed to optimize rotation.
This new COPA boot is part of a new pack that adidas has dubbed the Initiator Pack that also includes the X, Nemeziz and Predator.