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 SpeedTraxion. Rounding out the new technologies debuted in the adidas F50 Adizero TRX FG Samba Pack, adidas SpeedTraxion serves as a stud configuration upgrade on this Lionel Messi-endorsed cleat. We've told you how adidas SpeedFoil keeps players locked in comfortably with its soft yet durable feel and the high levels of control delivered by adidas DribbleTex, but today you'll find out about what's underneath the hood, so to speak, of this World Cup-destined cleat.

What is it? adidas SpeedTraxion is a new stud alignment for the adidas F50 Adizero TRX FG Samba Pack. While the previous F50 Adizero TRX FG model used a Traxion 2.0 stud configuration, adidas SpeedTraxion adds an extra stud to the forefoot along with a pattern altered for quickness.

How does it work? Thanks to an extra forefoot stud and a more dynamic alignment, adidas SpeedTraxion lets players dig in and out of the ground quicker than ever before. Not only is adidas SpeedTraxion quick, but its updated configuration allows for more accurate and efficient changes of direction. 

Notable products: adidas F50 Adizero TRX FG Samba Pack

Bottom line: adidas SpeedTraxion won't make you play like Messi, but its strategic cleat setup will help players of all levels maneuver quicker around the pitch.

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