The next adidas on-pitch collection gets an early preview as the Three Stripes kick off the "Cold Blooded" pack with the COPA 18.1. Taking an alternative approach to the launch, adidas have pushed the COPA 18.1 silo into the spotlight before its joined by the rest of the cast later this month.

The second colourway of the new-generation COPA arrives in a traditional "Black/Red/White" combo, and features subtle updates from the previous 17.1 edition. The key updates are the redesigned one-piece Primeknit tongue construction, and the elimination of stitching on the k-leather upper, which is replaced by an internal skeleton-cage.


Five years ago a traditional boot option meant you'd have to sacrifice weight for a bit of leather and a stiff soleplate, but that ain't the case any more. The COPA 17.1 has seen an increase in professional players adopting the silo, most recently Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, as adidas have created a lightweight-leather-comfort option that feels more heritage, but performs at the highest of adidas' quality, with no hindrance. Oh, and that colourway builds decent hype for the rest of the "Cold Blooded" pack. 

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