Adidas Copa Sense review: Are these the best soccer cleats for passers?

In our Adidas Copa Sense review, we check out the cleats worn by the likes of Jude Bellingham, Joao Felix and Melanie Leupolz

Adidas Copa Sense
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FourFourTwo Verdict

Simplistic, sophisticated and super snug, the Copa Sense has raised the bar for passing players everywhere


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    Classy design

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    Light and weightless

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    Excellent colourways


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    A little too snug to begin with

For our Adidas Copa Sense review, we tested the firm ground studs.

The best soccer cleats for passing are black, leather and fairly traditional. Right? That's what everyone imagines.

But despite their minimal looks, the Adidas Copa Sense is so much more than that. The Copa Sense is a re-write of a classic. The Copa Mundials were Adidas's comfy, padded, black leather cleats – and this is an update for the 2020s.

They're purely about how they feel, rather than how they look. And it turns out that they're blooming brilliant for passing soccer balls. 

Adidas Copa Sense review: How do these cleats look?

Looks are subjective. You can't be everyone's cup of tea, as a wise man once said (Wallace, from Wallace & Gromit).

But it's hard not to be won over immediately by the Adidas Copa Sense. These are the perfect midpoint between flash and traditional, showy and simplistic. The upper is pure leather, moulded with ridges in a pretty wave pattern, while the bottom is brighter and shinier. There's no Adidas logo on there, with the trademark three stripes on the back of the heel, instead.