Who should buy the Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG

The Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG is should meet the preferences of soccer players looking for the following:

  • a premium speed-oriented soccer cleat
  • a natural, barefoot-like ball touch 
  • a laced alternative to the Speedflow+ (the laceless one) as otherwise, these two are pretty close in terms of feel and performance

Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG speed cleat

Who should NOT buy the X Speedflow.1 FG from Adidas

No matter how good the shoe is, it's still not for everyone. The X Speedflow.1 isn't for those who:

  • Prefer cheaper options

Truth be told, the Speedflow.1 is not a budget model. It's good. It's well made. It simply comes with a price.

  • Are not comfortable with speed cleat constructions

Given that it's light, minimal, and pretty streamlined, this soccer cleat is made for quickness. Players who are for control, for example, may want to get a model from the Adidas Predator line.

Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG NOT buy

Zero-distraction fit, natural feel

The shoe's fit feels like it's custom-made for the wearer's feet because of the form-hugging lightweight mesh that makes up the upper. According to the testers, it has enough room for average-sized feet and is definitely wider than the Nike Mercurials.

Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG toebox

Because the soft Primeknit upper fits very close to the skin and is quite minimal, the shoe gives a more barefoot feel. At the same time, no blisters or hot spots have been reported either. As per a playtester, "these boots have been an absolute dream to break in."

Wraparound comfort

This light soccer cleat has padding underneath the upper to provide plush wraparound cushioning. This is still quite comfortable even with the downgrade in materials compared to the X Speedflow+.

Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG heel collar

Extended tongue and collar pieces help to put the cleat on with ease.

Springy response

The carbon fiber Speedframe provides the needed springiness and energy return to drive the wearer forward with much efficiency and ease.

Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG carbon plate

"It does a good job putting you on your toes," according to a soccer shoe expert. This carbon insert is Adidas' answer to Nike Mercurials which have shaken up the soccer cleat scene with their carbon tech. 

Dependable support for fast and quick movements

The whole soccer cleat is designed to provide a kind of lockdown that does not falter even during the most aggressive and swift movements. In the words or a reviewer, "the heel lockdown is phenomenal."

Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG support

Fast players don't have problems with the shoe's weight because it's so light and does not interfere with movement at all.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 7.2oz
Top: Low
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Adidas X, Adidas X Speedflow
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Release date: Jul 2021

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Author
Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.