Similar to Lionel Messi, Mo Salah is a key adidas sponsored athlete wearing the X range and also opts for the laced model instead of the laceless variant. He presently wears the X Crazyfast+, a boot with a pliable and thin synthetic Aeropacity Speedskin+ upper, a responsive Speedframe outsole, and a close skin fit. All these coupled with a stud configuration that bites aggressively on the pitch make up for a boot that complements the explosiveness of the Egyptian superstar. Now an established football name, Salah receives signature releases and special editions from adidas for his X boots.
It was the first signature pair for the Crazyfast+ and displayed a purplish to bluish transition on the colourway. Tonal Egyptian floral pattern adorned the upper, with the forefoot of the outsole glittering in a golden surface.
As Liverpool tried to end the 2022/23 season with a good run after suffering for much of the year, Mo Salah laced up the X Speedportal.1 from the Heatspawn pack. That bright orange colourway had significantly lit up his preferred speed boot, adding to the spectacle of the goals he scored for the Reds.
Pink X Speedportal ‘Own Your Football‘
With Egypt not qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Salah missed out on the minty Speedportal from the ‘Al Rihla‘ pack. But he certainly wasn’t going to be left out of the ‘Own Your Football’ pack and its predominantly pink X Speedportal, as adidas marked the return of domestic league football by January 2023. The thematic hot pink was considerably rich and full in its shade, allowing the secondary black colour and the white logos to be complementary.
Mo Salah Boots
Salah is one of many players who have worn boots from both Nike and adidas in their career. His Nike history includes the Mercurial Vapors VI and VII plus Vapor Superfly III. By 2012 he made the switch to adidas, starting with the F50 Adizero Micoach, the II-IV F50 Adizeros, the 2015 F50 Adizero, and then settling with the adidas X in late 2015 after it succeeded the F50 range.
A prolific winger on the right side of Liverpool’s front three, Salah dynamically cuts into the centre onto his stronger left foot. He possesses both physical attributes and technical skills needed to be a fantastic dribbler, provider, and scorer, and has been dubbed the ‘Egyptian Messi’ as both produce quality football performance from their small frame.
Salah has generally preferred laced boots, but for a time was the main face of the X laceless options. He still features heavily in the marketing even though he has since made clear his preference to the laced 1 variant.
Who is Mo Salah?
Mohamed Salah hails from Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt and started his senior professional career with El Mokawloon of the Egyptian Premier League in 2010. The Port Said stadium riot in February 2012 prompted the Egyptian Football Association to cancel the remainder of the season, providing an opportunity for Swiss club Basel to sign him up after he impressed in a friendly between the club and Egypt’s U23.
He would win the Swiss Super League in his first season and at least contribute to Basel’s subsequent successful title defence as he moved midseason to the Premier League for the first time in 2014 courtesy of Chelsea, the side he scored on in both home and away legs of their 2013 UCL group stage encounters. After his successful loan and permanent stints with Serie A sides Fiorentina and Roma, Liverpool snapped him up in 2017.
The rest is history then and continues to grow as he would set a record of 32 goals in the 2017-18 Premier League which is the most in a 38 game season. He would help Liverpool clinch the UCL and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019. Together with co-adidas players Firmino, Wijnaldum, and Fabinho, Salah guided Liverpool in their quest for a first Premier League title in 30 years.