It is time to get to know the adidas X Speedportal, the latest revolutionary speed boot released by the 3-stripe. Just arrived in is a pair of the elite level Speedportal+, dressed in the electrifying Rick and Morty appropriate “Portal Fluid Green” colorway.
Initial reaction out of the box is a sharp WOW. There are several important updates on this silo that you can only get a proper feel for by seeing them in hand. For example, the added texture right across the forefoot and down through the instep. There is a lot more going on than I expected. And there is also the raised ridge the runs through the strikzone, it adds a completely unexpected element.
Finally, the enhanced cushioning through the heel area – totally not what I had personally expected. It completely envelopes your heel inside the boot, adding support through play. Or at least that is what it is there to do in theory. One other twist lies on the soleplate, where it has the appearance of carbon fiber like we have seen on Nike releases in the past. Unfortunately, this just seems to be a series of stickers that are strategically positioned across the plate.
They get some game action this week as we break them into testing, so I’m hoping to get a comprehensive review posted in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if there is anything you want to know about them now let us know in the comment section below!
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