The first fully laceless leather football boot from adidas is finally here: introducing the Copa 19+. Featuring a premium K-leather upper and a new technology called ‘Fusionskin,’ the Copa blends tradition with modernity to offer a redefined touch for the new generation. Learn more about adidas’ latest game changer and take a closer look at it here.Over the last few months, there’s been speculation over whether Juventus and Argentina striker, Paulo Dybala, was wearing the next generation adidas Copa on his feet at training. Now that the news is officially out, it’s true; he was testing the laceless Copa 19+ in a blackout prototype version for several months. He said, “I’ve always been a fan of the Copa because of the classic look and incredible first touch. It suits my style of play and my personal style, too. The new boot has some great new features and a progressive design. I’m looking forward to seeing how far my game can improve with these boots.” Now that we know for a fact that he was wearing them, let’s discuss the tech specs.Launched in a champagne-esque “Off White/Solar Red/Off White” colorway with the Three Stripes in Solar Red on the instep, the reinvented Copa features a laceless premium K-leather upper paired with Fusionskin, “a revolution in the process of leather treatment, turning leather into a technology,” adidas says. The unique, wavy, X-Ray vamp is seamless and less permeable, meaning it offers a cleaner contact zone and decreased water uptake. Now its synthetic and knitted rivals have some serious competition. Aside from touch, the Copa 19+ is drastically different in terms of fit and movement. Due to the laceless design, there’s no more traditional tongue on the Copa. Instead, the upper acts as a one-piece construction, seamlessly connecting to the stretchy Primeknit collar around the heel. The new Copa offers a “sock-like” fit…on a leather boot. This is definitely one for the books.What would adidas be if they didn’t push the boundaries of what’s possible? For one, they wouldn’t have created this completely redesigned, laceless Copa. And if you’re into leather boots, you just have to try them for yourself; they truly are next level.
The adidas Copa 19+ release will be part of the Initiator Pack with new versions of the X, Nemeziz and Predator. It will be available for $275 from November 13 at 5 AM EST on adidas.com.