Two years ago Adidas unveiled their range of 'Gloro' boots, a line designed to be simple, affordable, and traditional.
They were an absolutely massive hit.
Mainly due to the return of the tongue strap, one of the best features of football boots from the late 90s/early 00s, but these things sold very well and seemed to hit all the right notes with customers who did not care for the bright colours and ridiculous concepts of many modern boots.
Then last year's range was released, the tongue strap was removed, and the colours were a bit too bold... And the boots didn't sell nearly as well. Notice a trend there? Well, thankfully Adidas did too.
This year, the Gloro is back for 2017, now known as the 'Copa Gloro' and it is absolutely beautiful. The first boot from the range has been revealed and the tongue-strap is back, and the white/black design is sure to be a big hit.
Adidas Gloro 2017:
Yes, Adidas. Yes.
This is just the first colourway to emerge, so we are crossing our fingers for a black/red colourway like the classic Predators. They wouldn't be able to keep them on shelves.
It's great that while all these innovative boots with socks built in and 12 different colours are being worn by most pros, there's still some love for the traditionalist.
If this wasn't the year where Adidas are also re-releasing the iconic white 2002 Predator Mania, then we'd be confident the Adidas Gloro 2017 would be football boot of the year, and we're not even a week into 2017.