Adidas Show A Dark Side With ‘Fluid Pack’


Adidas’s dark side is growing with the latest ‘Fluid Pack’ release! 


The latest boots are part of the Limited Collection, a range of exclusive footwear released in very limited quantities from the brand to show the latest in innovation and creator spirit. A small number of both Fluid and Etch versions of the X 15 and ACE 16 will be available from today.

The Fluid boot embodies movement. The upper is created using an innovative process that takes a semi-fluid metallic pigment and runs magnets over the boot to manipulate the liquid and create distinctive patterns and textures. The pigment then freezes and sets to create a dark metallic, light-catching material.




When speaking about the Limited Collection, adidas Football Vice President of design Sam Handy said: “With the Limited Collection, we have the opportunity to showcase cutting edge techniques and try things that are not possible in the mass offerings. This could be done through design, product innovation or collaborations. We’ve seen an exciting rise in ‘sneaker culture’ permeating its way into football. The Limited Collection is about celebrating this culture.”

Specifically on the Fluid and Etch packs, Handy continued: “All key lines of the ACE and X on-field boots have been recreated as Fluid and Etch versions. For the Etch boot, the challenge was to create an affected surface but not to destroy the leather with the laser etching process. For the Fluid boot, we trialled various versions of the upper before landing on the perfect method of manipulating the metallic finish for the vision we had.”