The Ace 16+ PureControl Solar Yellow takes inspiration from its predecessor Ace 15 range however substantially reconstructs and innovates the boot to offer one of the most technology-rich silos the market has ever seen. A similar yet cleaner one-piece synthetic upper compared to the previous Ace adorns the entire boot for optimal touch, feel, and control on the ball whilst the innovative addition of a mid-cut collar enhances fit for all foot types by providing a sock-like playing experience.
A redesigned sole plate has been implemented upon the adidas Ace 16+ to act as the platform for rotational traction performance, imperative for those midfield maestros, whilst pull-tabs at the collar allow for ease of slipping in and out of the revolutionary boots. The styling of the new adidas product has been kept classically clean through a solid base-coat with trademark adidas three-stripes at opposing side panels for a sleek and symmetrical visual.
Technology may have changed the way soccer (or as the locals call it, football) is officiated, but it also affects how the game is played. Professionals' vitals are constantly monitored to identify areas of improvement and even the choice of footwear can have a significant impact on how a player affects a match. Adidas has spent many years, and likely millions of Euros, redefining the football boot, adding and removing elements to give players more control on the pitch. This time, the German sportswear giant has decided to ditch laces altogether, debuting the Adidas Ace 16+ Pure Control EURO: a laceless football boot that is partly crafted from the same material used in smartphone cases.
Instead of using laces to tighten the boot across the top of the foot, the new PureControls rely on three areas to keep it in place. A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) cage locks the middle part of the foot, while its PrimeKnit "internal knitted techfit locking system," which Adidas uses for its 3D-printed shoes, provides additional anchoring. TPU is already used for cushioned soles in running shoes, but its energy absorbency and elastic properties also make it an ideal material for protective phone cases.
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