With so many soccer pitches switching to artificial turf surfaces in the US, we expect to see more and more turf specific shoes popping up. This latest Adidas adi5 X-ite release offers players a new option when it comes to deciding what they need to wear. The final assembled boot takes a lot of influence from the adi5 X release, with Adidas looking to improve certain features to suit players needs. The featured release comes in a High Energy/Electricity/Phantom colorway.
The biggest difference on this release is the switch to a more durable design. The upper features a larger coverage of synthetic leather with a highly abrasion-resistant synthetic overlay offering enhanced protection through the toe and heel areas. Adidas also offer up a re-engineered sole that features triangular TRAXION 2.0 studs and round forefoot center studs for faster acceleration. Add in low-speed toe studs and it all comes together as a new type of 5-a-side stud configuration.
Overall, a decent looking release from Adidas, with a shift from the traditional horizontal 3 stripe signature logo to a sort of vertical look. It adds a very futuristic feel to the shoe. There is also a Phantom/Slime and a Dark Onix Metallic/Lemon Peel colorway to choose from, pending your desired style. If these are anything like the original adi5 X when it comes to performance, I am sure players will not be disappointed.
Of course, with a new release comes a new price and this new version hits shelves around the $65 mark.