Sneak Peek: Messi X Speedflow .1

The writing’s been on the wall for the Nemeziz silo for sometime now, and we’ve pretty much gotten the surest confirmation of it’s retirement with this latest spot. Credits to footyheadlines and @vfb.volkyfootballboots

Messi X Speedflow .1

It seems like the German brand will be taking Lionel Messi out of the Nemeziz series that the Argentinean has been wearing over the past few seasons, and transition him into the X series. The pictures also give us a fairly good look at what the refreshed X Ghosted will look like and will be renamed the “X Speedflow”. Similar to the Predator which got a slight update that refined the concept, the X Speedflow .1 looks like it’ll have some minor updates that improve the fit and feel of the boot.

These photos you see below are of the Messi colourway variant – the Messi X Speedflow .1.

Gone is the plastic lip on the X Ghosted .1 tongue which, if you read our review, felt like it was cutting into our foot . Instead, it looks like a return to a X19.1-esque tongue where it’s made up of a stretchier knit material with a lip for you to hold on to when slipping it on.

While it may seem strange to be looking at a new X so soon, its important to note that the X Ghosted .1 was supposed to launch closer to July, after the Euro 2020 tournament, which was unfortunately postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking that into account, the adidas X Ghosted’s one year mark should come in July 2021 if not for delays caused by the pandemic.

I’m all for comfortable boots and having loved the technology behind the X Ghosted .1, I’m definitely looking forward to the Messi X Speedflow .1, which looks to make the boot a lot more comfortable on feet.

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