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adidas Men's X Ghosted.1 Sg Football Shoe

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Again, part of this wish should probably be attributed to my history with leather boots, but I think the point should still stand.

The way the claw-shaped carbon fibre is place on the underside of the foot means its activates when your foot does. Layered with a TPU coating, giving a tactile touch on the ball, gripping to the boot no matter the speed. Finished in Germany’ as shown on label, this means this pair were created specially for a premier league footballer, playing at the top level. While some of the tech that adidas has come up with for the X would seem like something that Nike would be more likely to create, especially the use of carbon fibre, the X Ghosted shows that adidas have given themselves a possible platform to dominate again. The soleplate is already at that level, hopefully the rest of the boot will be in future releases as well.

SG football boots in Solar Yellow/Core Black/Team Royal Blue, offering an optimized Speedframe soleplate and Carbon Fibre insert for ultra-fast acceleration right from a standing start.Customs duties and/or VAT and any other associated fees may be payable upon receipt depending on your country and rates. Apart from the astonishing weight of the boot, the soleplate made the boot stand out among the crowd.

Many players will be pleased to hear this as there are surprisingly not a lot of boots on the market like this. You will always be aware that you are wearing a speed boot with a synthetic upper, but this also means that there is nothing in the way of you and the ball. Then again, given that the X Ghosted+ was mostly likely designed first, it might have been just an afterthought.The X Ghosted’s raised forefoot allows for immediate acceleration from a standing start, combining with a springy Carbitex carbon fibre insert in the soleplate and a new, optimised stud pattern to propel you forwards, generating maximum speed in the blink of an eye. However, a positive of the upper meant that the foot mostly stays in place and I didn’t feel the upper give way when cutting or running. We inspect all items prior to dispatch, but if you receive an item that you believe is defective or damaged upon receipt, but still in an otherwise brand new condition please contact us. The FLUROSKIN upper isn’t super stiff or anything and many people could rightly point out that since I test mostly leather boots, I have a bias.

If the upper becomes a little more accommodating and softer, as well giving us more lockdown and adjustability, I think adidas could possibly take the fight to Nike. Giving it a reason to exist on the boot means its something to look out for and makes it worth having. As many of you may have guess if you’ve read my previous article about the soleplate, or watched/listened to any other reviews, the soleplate is absolutely top notch.

It can be argued that the carbon fibre wouldn’t work as well without the curved toe, so the combination of the two provides for excellent performance. It did in some ways remind me of what a modern Vapor might feel like in an alternative universe, but I was hoping adidas took more inspiration from the brilliant HybridTouch, or at the very least the X-ray upper from the second model of the Messi 15. It features a lightweight construction and a low-cut design for improved mobility and a close feel to the ball. The way the FLUROSKIN felt when trapping the ball reminded me a lot of the Vapors that had a Teijin-synthetic upper from years past. It’s understandable why adidas didn’t make the lockdown more solid with the X Ghosted, as the design doesn’t necessarily allow for it since it is a one piece upper.

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