adidas has created a new signature boot release that will take Lionel Messi into an entirely new dimension of speed. The X Speedportal.1 Messi “Balon Te Adoro”, which translates as “I Love You Ball”, continues a series of celebration releases highlighting the history and roots of the Argentinian superstar. They feature all the tech you will find on the Speedportal.1, with personalized touches like team-focused words in a vibrant red across the clean white upper.
And of course, just like he does with all his releases, Messi gets laces to really create his own personalized fit. Having worn the laceless Speedportal+, I can tell you that laces are not a necessity and their is more than enough compression across the midfoot to keep you locked in. But, having laces can help with that last dash of secured confidence when you need it most.
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The X Speedportal features a lightweight Speedskin upper that combines the adaptive, supportive fit of Primeknit with a super-thin tactile top layer. This creates an otherworldly mix of comfort and feel on the ball.
Another important updates is the inclusion of a Carbon Fiber Speedframe. adidas has changed to an ultra lightweight construction with revolutionary carbon fiber insert in the forefoot. This is intended to allow for more efficient power transmission when accelerating and sprinting, providing a truer level of performance. You also get a new stud configuration that is optimized for pure acceleration. The outsole and stud configuration are designed for use on firm ground.
Enhanced cushioning through the heel area completely envelopes your heel inside the boot, adding support through play. It is a really nice, simple addition that adds extra value performance wise.