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Boot Spy > Schweinsteiger In Mystery adidas Boot

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger has once again been snapped wearing a mystery pair of white-out adidas football boots, and upon close inspection it's apparent his new boots are not the new adiPure SL or a current incarnation of the range!

Last month our Boot Spy team snapped Schweinsteiger sporting a new pair of whited-out adidas football boots. Aware the launch of the adiPure SL was round the corner, we speculated he was play testing a prototype pair. But since their release we've yet to see Schweinsteiger play in the new adidas SL, and as our exclusive pictures show, the boots he is wearing are definitely not the adiPure SL.

For the last few seasons Schweinsteiger has been an adiPure wearer, so it's a natural assumption that his new boots are part of the range. However, close-up inspection reveals that the white boots Schweinsteiger is currently sporting for training are actually nothing like the current adiPure IV football boots.

The positioning of the stripes, the heel counter, boot collar, air vents, stitching patterns and the entire sole-plate are all completely different to the current adiPure IV and SL versions we've included below, so could it be that we are looking at the first prototypes of the adidas adiPure V football boots!

We've even dug out all the previous incarnations of the adiPure range to compare, and again you can see Schweinsteiger's boots are completely bespoke. It has to be said then, that these boots do lend themselves to a certain leather classiness that could well be the adiPure V. And also, due to how clean Bastian's boots were when we first spotted them back in February, we're more inclined to say Schweinsteiger is in a brand new boot rather than a random old pair.

These mystery adidas football boots certainly look like an interesting model, they feature a leather upper, a uniquely configured sole-plate and there doesn't appear to be any technology incorporated into the upper. If these a first prototype for the adiPure 5 football boots, be sure to stay tuned to the SoccerBible for more info and breaking boot news.

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Only published comments... Mar 29 2011, 11:01 AM by Ball Boy



xchotitawan said:


March 29, 2011 12:13 PM

Ozill Uaee said:


March 29, 2011 12:19 PM

predators7 said:

this is indeed mystery.. but I think it's too early for adipure 5s

March 29, 2011 12:36 PM

Nagy_Sandor6 said:

Those shoes are nice

March 29, 2011 12:37 PM

Bouman said:


March 29, 2011 12:42 PM

Adidas_forever said:


March 29, 2011 12:49 PM

laurie.koch said:

    nice!!! but heal vent look ugly

March 29, 2011 12:53 PM

Getsuga04 said:

adipowers first!

March 29, 2011 1:17 PM

prof3z said:

Adipure V??

March 29, 2011 1:20 PM

HDlynx said:

pure 5

March 29, 2011 1:22 PM

Tangerine4Life said:

Surely these were a prototype for the adipure IV and one that was just discarded by adidas. He's probably dug them out from when he was originally given them. Looking at the scuff marks at the toe, etc, he's obviously worn them a few times before

March 29, 2011 1:28 PM

jose-luis said:


March 29, 2011 1:30 PM

jose-luis said:

yeah like tangerine4life said the studs look worn out too

March 29, 2011 1:32 PM

JD_CTR said:

@predators7 - i agree that it is surely to early for a prototype adipureV.  Could these not be a potential Nike CTR rival.  Shape of the front of the boot reminds me of CTR I's (minus the touch pods)

March 29, 2011 2:08 PM

Arian said:

This is like a Super Ligera for nike!!

March 29, 2011 2:18 PM

kaiser said:

this is a prototype boot, many pairs are developed during the development stages of a new boot for players to test, this is probably adipure but it is far from the finished article i would think. Great spotting none the less!

March 29, 2011 2:46 PM

milnedawg said:

@soccer bible if you look at this post and the previous post "schweinsteiger spotted in whiteout adiPURES", look closely at the second picture - he is wearing the same boots in both posts.

the stitching and the rear studs / moulds are the same.

you can also see the perforation under the ankle cup.

still dont know what they are though.......

March 29, 2011 2:47 PM

julian.clary said:

it only has 2 stripes, so it is not Adidas, it must be Active

March 29, 2011 3:06 PM

javiheavy said:

Adidas "control" boots maybe?

March 29, 2011 3:13 PM

JD_CTR said:

Lol @ julian.clary - are you for real?

And @ javiheavy - glad to see someone agrees with me

March 29, 2011 3:19 PM

aga said:

maybe the new adiStar range??

March 29, 2011 3:46 PM

messi712 said:

they could be his own design that he and Adidas had made

March 29, 2011 4:26 PM

valdimarsson said:

I agree with JD_CTR it could be a rival to the Nike CTR :D

March 29, 2011 4:35 PM

bayyo158 said:

nike made ctr adidas may make there so-call ctr/4th boot

March 29, 2011 4:35 PM

mirri said:

They look like adiZero and adiPure at the same time.. They could be some kind of SpeedControl boots.. I guess

March 29, 2011 4:46 PM

javiheavy said:

Even I allways thought that adipures are control boots and the copa mundial is the real heritage boot

March 29, 2011 4:56 PM

10unknown96 said:

adiPure V? no way !

I dont think its anything to get excited about.

BUT thats just my opinion

March 29, 2011 5:12 PM

htk04 said:

dini like the studs

March 29, 2011 6:03 PM

Jaze21 said:


March 29, 2011 6:08 PM

joe87 said:

the shape is sharp!

March 29, 2011 6:39 PM

harleyn91 said:

the new adidas pathique a japan exclusive but schwienstieger is german and in germany so he could be testing them

March 29, 2011 6:53 PM

Gooner07 said:

they look pretty worn already. Possibly an adipure sl mockup from awhile back that he's going back to mess about with?

March 29, 2011 6:56 PM

WaffleMan said:

Hmm...for some reason, I don't think it's Adidas..because I can only see 2 stripes..anyone agree?

March 29, 2011 7:20 PM

FrancescoTotti10 said:

I've already seen these. adidas is going to come out with these in white with gold stripes. I couldn't find these the last time i looked but then again my source has always been right.. wait till you see the new lasers :P ugly

March 29, 2011 7:56 PM

burnleyfc-9 said:

look realy cool

March 29, 2011 7:57 PM

Conman said:

There is clearly 3 stripes guys they're Adidas just look close.

There r many possibilities that these could be.

1.Maybe a prototype adiPure SL?

2.Maybe a very early prototype adiPure V(doubt it though to early, but then again new versions of adiPures seem to come quicker than other boots).

3.Maybe trying to rival CTR as others have already said and it got me thinking maybe these r the rumoured kinects? Now I know kinects were supposed to be a name for the new Preds( which r adiPower) but just an idea.

4.Another new type of limited edition Adidas boot, similar to the Profi's?

5.He couldve customised these himself?

6.They kinda look like adiPure II so maybe a prototype to them?

March 29, 2011 8:41 PM

gerson10 said:

adidas conrol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 29, 2011 8:52 PM

19stu82 said:

Adidas always try to hide designs from public eye. they sometimes merge two different models as a prototype to testdifferent aspects of the boots. seems like just another adidas prototype

March 29, 2011 9:03 PM

DarrenLaos said:

I like those

March 29, 2011 9:18 PM

gak8 said:

really weird but look decent :)

March 29, 2011 9:21 PM

chicharito mex14 said:


March 29, 2011 10:08 PM

G-Man said:

wat r we ment to b lookin at? its jst a plain wite pair of boots. big deal

March 29, 2011 11:25 PM

pcm19 said:

yes, u guys all thought these were the adipure sl's and i thought they looked different...these look good tho. maybe adipure 5?

March 29, 2011 11:31 PM

diegobarca10 said:

looks kinda like the adipure 1

March 29, 2011 11:48 PM

santia said:

i hope that chicharito trades from using nike boots to addidas.

March 29, 2011 11:58 PM

moriorixs said:

nice. the soleplate looks a bit like a mizuno sole plate

March 30, 2011 12:32 AM

el rey pele said:


March 30, 2011 1:18 AM

christian_13 said:

either an adipure climacool or an adidas control boot might come out because of the appeal of the ctrs so it will come out as a competitor

March 30, 2011 1:20 AM

Shw31nst31ger said:

as you can tell by the name, Schweinsteiger is my favorite player. I liked him even before south Africa. I'm glad to see adidas goes to Schweinsteiger to wear this rather than anyone else (especially the spanish!)

March 30, 2011 1:28 AM

polloAhuevo said:

*** awesome!!!!

March 30, 2011 1:56 AM

LADA said:

these look real usefull watch out nike

March 30, 2011 4:09 AM

Timothy_Lee said:

Whoaa nice!!!

March 30, 2011 4:18 AM

Red Devils 4 Life said:

whiteout should be available to the public great stuff!

March 30, 2011 4:55 AM

Jaze21 said:

looks light!!

March 30, 2011 5:55 AM

hammers said:

way to early for adipure 5s

March 30, 2011 7:00 AM

ctrl360x said:

pretty nice

March 30, 2011 8:12 AM

Madridmanfan792 said:

I agree with @Conman there's so many possibilities of what these boots could be. But if there another adipure then big deal there always boring and almost always look the same and have the same colors. But I am rather curious to know what these are even If Im not a fan.

March 30, 2011 8:24 AM

bradford said:

synthetic adipure? (with the climacool)

March 30, 2011 9:42 AM


there not adipure there predator.they are as light as f50's but have th power of predators.nani and berbatov are wearing them in man united's training its on soccerbible

March 30, 2011 9:54 AM


what website are these on

March 30, 2011 10:08 AM

milnedawg said:

@PREDATORS wheres the predator element then?

id have another look at the images of nani and berba in training - completely different boot - chin up

March 30, 2011 10:35 AM

Tangerine4Life said:

God, there are some thick people in this world. Some of these comments - really??

March 30, 2011 10:38 AM


okay@milnedawg i dont care were can i get these.i agree with @tangerine.wich ones is beckam wearing

March 30, 2011 11:49 AM

milnedawg said:

@PREDATORS i think that they could well be a custom pro boot or a new / old development boot - who knows.

the white out that becks is wearing is also the new Predator adiPOWER - they will be out in the summer some time.

i do think that whiteout and blackout should be made more easily avaiable to the public - the blackout pred x are amazing!!

March 30, 2011 11:58 AM


u can cutomize them on miadidas but they cost $190

March 30, 2011 12:01 PM


thanks @milnedawg

March 30, 2011 12:02 PM


the adipower withouts are lighter than f50 but stronger than predator x

March 30, 2011 12:05 PM

MiiKE.H8 said:

Theyh seem to look like they coould be a prototype for a earlier adipure boot maybe he was given them to test but adidas didnt release this style but he liked them so kept them and dug them out to train in. just a thought?

March 30, 2011 12:22 PM

MiiKE.H8 said:

or possibly an adidas control boot, lots of brands have control boots. except from adidas? -_-

March 30, 2011 12:26 PM

javiheavy said:

This is not a Predator or f50, not a current Pure and its too early for the fifth adipure

March 30, 2011 12:51 PM

Tangerine4Life said:

@MiKE.H8, that's pretty much what I said earlier. These are obviously a prototype boot for the latest adipures released. Look at the stitching near the toes, very similar to IV's. They must have just ditched this one in favour of the actual release

March 30, 2011 3:42 PM

julian.clary said:

no I dont think so @Tangerine4Life.  ITS NOT ADIDAS!!

March 30, 2011 5:15 PM

ctrl360x said:

anyone notice klose wanting to change boot brand lol

March 30, 2011 9:50 PM

Conman said:

@Julian Clary no man there is 3 f**kin stripes.

March 30, 2011 10:54 PM

Madridmanfan792 said:

@Julian.clary ok really your so dumb you can clearly see the three stripes. Just zoom in and look or il gladly copy it and color in where the stripes are sense your blind

March 30, 2011 11:12 PM

ah7 said:

adipure IV just came out!

March 31, 2011 12:21 AM

hartadi said:

great shoes

March 31, 2011 8:58 AM

Tangerine4Life said:

Julian.clary are you for real!!??! Stop looking at the two lines INBETWEEN the 3 stripes. WTF?! Get a grip

March 31, 2011 9:46 AM

julian.clary said:

Madridmanfan792 - yeah can you please do that as I can't see it, thanks mate

March 31, 2011 6:52 PM

julian.clary said:

also, kloses legs don't match up with his body, which means this must be photoshoped!!??  you have all fallen for it, its a trick DUH!!

March 31, 2011 6:55 PM

Conman said:

@Julian Cleary I really can't believe u can't see the 3 stripes and no the photo isn't photoshop.U r clearly new to SoccaBible.

April 1, 2011 2:41 AM

Madridmanfan792 said:

It has nothing to do that he's new it has to do that he's dumb and knows absolutely nothing.

April 1, 2011 2:48 AM

barc4b0y said:

adipure hybrid? xD

how cares about Schweinsteiger been snapped wearing a  pair of unknown white-out adidas football boots???

not a big deal...

April 1, 2011 5:37 AM

mali95 said:

i have 2 say it looks more long-lasting n durable yet rigid boot..i dun mind wearing these...

April 1, 2011 8:11 AM

Tangerine4Life said:

Julian.clary sort yourself out lad, if indeed you are a lad with a cross-dressing picture like that as your profile pic. Photoshopped?! Do me a favour!

April 1, 2011 10:19 AM

julian.clary said:

Tangerine4Life - theres no need to get personal, i'm currently undergoing transformation if you must know, not that it has anything to do with you, anyway back to the subject.

Madridmanfan792 - you said you were going to send me over a picture of the 3 stripes? you still haven't done so, its obviously 2 stripes

April 1, 2011 12:14 PM

TheGenius said:

I agree with Julian Clary. C'mon Madridmanfan792 - back it up. You don't know what they are and neither does Julian Clary so at the moment neither of you are wrong

April 1, 2011 1:13 PM

TheGenius said:

and yeah. Tangerine4Life

why get so personal? Small c**k syndrome?

April 1, 2011 1:14 PM

Madridmanfan792 said:

I can't get the file uploade. With one of the other hundred that aren't blind and dumb please show him/her the photo it's 3 f**kin stripes. Like only a crazy person would say it's not adidas... I mean he has a contract with adidas first of all! Now go to the picture and look the stripe where the lace is hanging over it is the first one and the next two off colored stripes make it THREE! Why must you get personal "genius"?

April 1, 2011 6:03 PM

G-Man said:

u cant say fo sho dat its adidas dow can u hagrid fan. i fink it is bt its jst genius opinion. dese boots cud b Pony all yall kno init

April 2, 2011 12:39 AM

Conman said:

@TheGenius sorry but don't tell someone not to get personal and then say some thing personal to them, that's a bit hypocritical..U seem to be in a bad mood lately genius.

April 2, 2011 3:00 AM

Madridmanfan792 said:

No that's where your wrong I can tell that there adidas everyone and their mother can tell that except them

April 2, 2011 5:36 AM

LADA said:

look those are def ADIDAS

his sandals are even adidas

hes prb wearing adidas underwear and adidas deodorant 2 !

April 7, 2011 8:47 AM

pWN-R said:

@G-Man Isn't this website all about boots?  :)

April 20, 2011 9:31 PM

pWN-R said:

@Madridmanfan792  I finally posted the picture, though it is probably not that important now.  :)

April 20, 2011 10:33 PM

samvella3 said:

 this boot is a prototype.. if u look closely to the bottom of        the boot you can see that they are using the new chip that   is going to be adidas's new thing..

May 11, 2011 8:21 AM

Footymad12 said:

Adipure 11pro.

They have MiCoach and new technology in them

Due to release mid 2012.

August 6, 2011 5:35 PM

A_Di_Natale said:

nice boots

January 2, 2012 2:41 AM

abRMCAF3110 said:

those are nice!

January 2, 2012 5:22 AM
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