It’s been doing the rounds for a while now, notably on the pitches of Euro 2022, but adidas have today finally officially launched the X Speedportal, which drops the weight to 189g to ensure greater speed in every direction.

The adidas X Speedportal, in it’s launch colourway of “Solar Green/Core Black/Solar Yellow”, has been pretty hard to miss over the last few weeks, featuring on the feet of some of the best women in the game throughout Euro 2022. Now it gets an official release, arriving as the flagship of the ‘Game Data’ pack, which also features the Predator Edge and Copa Sense in supporting roles. But here we turn the lens on the speed boot to find out about its new tech upgrades.

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So the key point of note with the X Speedportal is that it has been designed for speed (obviously, being adidas's speed silo) whilst remaining supremely comfortable. For the German brand, that starts with one of the defining features of the X franchise: the Speedframe technology, which originally debuted in 2020 on adidas’s game-changing X Ghosted boot. But now it’s been tweaked and updated with a lightweight sole plate, while an all-new multidimensional stud design has been introduced for speed in any direction, rather than just linear acceleration.

As mentioned though, with speed there also needs to be a level of comfort, achieved through stability and support. For this, adidas has created a new high-speed stability system, which provides support, fit, and lockdown. The boot features a stability wing and support cage which keeps players’ feet locked in so they can play with absolute freedom when moving fast and changing direction. 

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Finally, the boot’s outer SPEEDSKIN 2.0 is a lightweight upper for step in comfort and more direct ball contact. As always, it's available in both the '+' laceless and '.1' laced versions.

If one thing’s for certain in modern football, it’s that the game is getting faster and faster. Faster attacks, faster reactions, and faster athletes. But ‘speed’ itself is also changing with the times. Top speed linear sprints used to dominate the game. In 2022, speed is multi-dimensional, encompassing mental quickness, positioning, space creation, and more,” said Franziska Aurnhammer, Senior Product Manager at adidas.

As part of adidas’ journey to help end plastic waste, X Speedportal is the first X-series boot to contain zero virgin polyester. Furthermore, at least 50 percent of the boot’s upper is made with recycled materials, with no compromise to performance.

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Pick up the new adidas X Speedportal at