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FW18 FABELA X, The First Hockey Shoe Designed Specifically For Elite Female Players

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Adidas today launches the FW18 colourway for the FABELA X, an industry-first collection of hockey shoes created specifically for female hockey players, designed to maximize their agility and speed on the pitch. 

With a specialized female fit, the design for the FABELA X was co-created with world-class hockey players, including Selin Oruz and Eva de Goede to deliver a shoe that provides improved support, comfort, grip and speed.

In response to players wanting a sleeker shoe with excellent grip, the FABELA X features an adidas BOOST™ midsole for responsive cushioning and an endless energy return with every sprint, twist and tackle - from the first push back, right up until the last whistle.

Speed and structure are also essential for female elite players. The FABELA X collection includes a durable TPU grid-like structure outsole to deliver a high level of control and maximum grip, which supports athletes as they push off the astro-turf to produce maximum acceleration. The shoe also integrates advanced lightweight technology to ensure players can execute straight and narrow sprints near the base line or the top of the ‘D’, or explode past the defence as quickly as possible.


The FABELA X provides comfort throughout training sessions and in matches. The shoe includes a lightweight and flexible textile upper construction with a high ankle support offering a stretchy sock-like fit, that adapts to any kind of footshape.

Selin Oruz adidas athlete, said:Female hockey players differ in the way they play compared to the men’s game. Not only do we play a different game from men, but we have different agility levels and require different amount of support from our footwear that enable us to apply our best skills. By addressing this with the launch of its first female-only hockey shoe, the FABELA X, adidas is leading the way for the sport.


“The FABELA X collection not only looks stylish and offers a perfect and comfortable fit, but it gives me the support and grip I need to accelerate rapidly passed defenders or beat them in a tackle. I really enjoyed working closely to the adidas team to create it.”

The Fabela X collection is available in two colourways:

  • The colours being released are Raw Steel S18 , Grey One F17 and Clear Orange F18, helping players to stand out on the pitch
  • The World Cup special edition is inspired by the colours of Notting Hill. The Fabela X comes in Clear Mint, Real Pink, Shock Yellow and Light Aqua. (available from 1st July 2018)

In 2018, adidas is an official sponsor of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup - London 2018. The FW18 adidas FABELA X range will be available online from 1st June 2018 from €150.00 RRP on and in selected adidas retail stores and specialty Field Hockey shops worldwide.


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