Adidas Ace 16+

From an early idea to a final product. Adidas has shown off three prototypes of the laceless Adidas Ace PureControl Boots. And even though it's certain that Adidas have developed much more prototypes before launching their revolutionary boots, it's still very interesting to see some of the cleats that were made during the design process of the Adidas Ace PureControl.

The inspiration for a laceless boot started with the players. Listening to their experience, insight and challenges resulted in an exciting new design. This early prototype shows much more support on the heel and side of the boot.

From a first sketch and initial design the boot evolved based on everyone's experience throughout the process. The visible support details are now balanced with a much cleaner design, showing a higher sock-like upper and an internal knit support system.

The final result is a unique and pure football boot. It feels like wearing a trainers without compromising on stability. The ACE 16+ Purecontrol is reduced to only the simplest, most needed parts possible. Never before have your feet been this close to the ball.