Sneak Peek: adidas X Speedflow .1

Leagues around Europe may be coming to an end, but the football action isn’t ending any time soon. Not only do we have the (delayed) Euro 2020 coming up next month, we’re also about a week away from the highly anticipated Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City.

For boot nerds around the world, this is an exciting period because adidas has developed a habit of launching new boots for their marquee players to display in the Champions League Final. We should expect the launch of the adidas X Speedflow .1 during this game.

Interestingly, the adidas X Speedflow .1 seems to share less similarities with the previous generation X Ghosted.1, but looks more of a direct successor to the X 19.1. Like the X 19.1, the tongue on the adidas X Speedflow .1 seems to also be made out of a mesh like material, which will go someways to keep you locked in without putting too much pressure on your foot the way the the Ghosted.1’s synthetic tongue did. That heel tab is also made out of a knitted material, which I’d expect will make the boot a much more comfortable one.

The upper also looks much less translucent as compared to X Ghosted.1, with what looks like a slightly thicker upper made from a fused layer of mesh and synthetic. Thankfully, the awesome Carbitex tooling from the X Ghosted .1 has been carried onto the new generation.

We also got a peek at what looks to be an upcoming colourway inspired by the 2013 red adizero Messi signature colourway, possibly to be worn by the man himself in the upcoming Copa America tournament. We can’t wait.

Images provided by Volky Football boots.

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Looks really like the old F50s


adidas are the masters of revisiting past concepts and relaunches.

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