KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is adidas SpeedFoil. This technology makes its debut on the adidas F50 Adizero Samba Pack. Set to be worn by Argentine great Lionel Messi at the Brazil World Cup, the Samba Pack of the adidas F50 Adizero TRX FG is not only eye-catching, but it's loaded with the brand's latest tech updates such as Dribbletex, SpeedFoil, and SpeedTraxion. These elements combined with a HybridTouch upper make this one of the most advanced cleats yet from the Three Stripes. Find out more about the innovative adidas SpeedFoil tech below.

What is it? adidas SpeedFoil is a hybrid synthetic leather used on the heel of the adidas F50 Adizero Samba Pack cleats that is not only lightweight and soft, but also highly durable and functional. Inspired by the fastest of sail boats, the semi-transparent adidas SpeedFoil technology is soft to the touch like leather, but built for longer lasting durability on the pitch.

How does it work? Through its hybrid synthetic leather construction, adidas SpeedFoil delivers a comfortable and long-lasting heel fit. When you're speeding down the pitch, the soft material won't irritate your heel area. 

Notable products: adidas F50 Adizero TRX FG Samba Pack

Bottom line: Worn by pros like Messi and Luis Saurez, adidas SpeedFoil technology is built for the speediest of players.

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