Today, adidas announced the launch of the X and Ace boots. These are set to replace the existing F50, Predator, 11pro and Nitrocharge ranges. The new boots will make their world debut at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin, come Saturday 6th June.
The X and Ace boots are designed based on the modern footballers’ distinct playing styles – that is, those that cause chaos and those that control everything – the game changers and the play makers.
Said Pep Guardiola, manager of Bayern Munich, “It’s chaos or control. There are players who think more about what the team needs and what is the best solution for the team. This kind of player is an intelligent player who has a vision about what the team needs. He controls.”
“Then there’s those who cause chaos. The ones who play on instinct and talent. They are a little outside of the field. They can create anything and you can’t control that. There are no limits.”
Now, for the first time, these two distinct types of player will have boots designed to help them make the difference to their teams.
Some players are born to control. They pull the strings and set the pace. Every great team needs such players that keep it on track. These are the players who bring the coaches’ plans into action. They bring order into a chaotic game. Players like Mesut Özil, James Rodríguez, Oscar, Manuel Neuer and Ivan Rakiti? are the glue of some of the best teams on the globe. And adidas has designed the ACE15 for players like them.
ACE15 is built to give players complete control. The revolutionary CONTROL WEB gives ultimate ball control, due to the engineered 3D material technology. A 3-layer compound combined with grippy EVA provides an unbeatable touch. A ground breaking new stud configuration puts more studs on the ball during foot-over moves to allow for complete ball control. The unique NSG (Non-stop grip) skin makes use of 3D dots to give perfect control in all conditions. The players who run the show now have the boots to match their needs.
Other players are the sparks that ignite the game. They create moments that get the crowd off their seat. These players are specialists in chaos – Thomas Müller, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez, Karim Benzema and Álvaro Morata. They strike without a moment’s notice. And adidas X15 has been created for such players.
X15 comprises of a TECHFIT COLLAR offers a compression fit around the ankle for superior support and fit. The X-CLAW base provides complete traction with a lightweight feel. The innovative X-CAGE is built for the most dynamic and agile players in the world. The fragmented and lightweight design provides ultimate support during the most agile movements. The X-SKIN is made up of a complex three layered system that delivers comfort, protection and performance in any conditions. A game changing product for game changing players.
Some of the best players worldwide will sport the ACE15 and X15 for the first time at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin on Saturday 6th June.
These boots will be available to purchase from Wednesday 1st July. The boots retail at SGD 299 each and are sold in adidas retail outlets, Weston stores and selected Sportslink and 12th Man stores.