Today marks a whole new era for Adidas soccer, as they embark on a quest to introduce a whole new way of thinking about boots. According to Adidas, the best managers, players and minds have spoken and soccer has changed. The focus now has shifted to only two types of players – those that cause chaos and those that control everything. The game changers and the play makers.
The most controversial part of this release is that he old adidas silos have been discontinued. There is no more F50, no more Predator, no more 11pro and no more Nitrocharge. Now we live by chaos and control. There is only X and ACE.
Pep Guardiola summed up the new vision and his involvement in the project with the following;
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 are the ones who cause chaos. The ones who play on instinct and on talent. They are a little outside of the field. They can create absolutely everything and you can’t control that. You cannot limit that.
We’ve touched upon the concept of both boots over the past few weeks, now the focus turns to the boots, their specs and overall performance characteristics. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from each.
Both boots can currently be ordered on Soccer.com.
Some players are born to control. They are the ones that pull the strings and set the pace. Every great team needs the players that keep it on track. That bring the coaches plans into action. They bring order to a chaotic game. Players like Mesut Özil, James Rodríguez, Oscar, Manuel Neuer and Ivan Rakitić are the glue of some of the world’s best teams. For these players, adidas has designed ACE15.
ACE15 is built to control. The revolutionary CONTROL WEB gives ultimate ball control, thanks to an engineered 3D material. A 3-layer compound combines with grippy EVA for 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 uses 3D dots for perfect control in all conditions.
The players that run the show now have the cleats to dominate.
Some players can never be controlled. They are the spark that ignites a game. They defy rules and structure. The moment of genius that gets the crowd off their seat – that’s their speciality. There is no defense and no tactic that can control them. These players are specialists in chaos. Thomas Müller, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez, Karim Benzema and Álvaro Morata, these players strike without a moment’s notice. For them, adidas has created X15.
X15 is the ultimate weapon for the game’s most dangerous players. The TECHFIT COLLAR offers a compression fit around the ankle for superior support and fit.
The X-CLAW base is built to give complete traction with a lightweight feel. The innovative X-CAGE is built for the most dynamic and agile players in the world. A fragmented and lightweight design gives 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.
And now is the time for you decide where you stand and what type of player you are – Chaos or Control? X or Ace? Hit up the comments and give us your thoughts.
Some of the world’s best players will wear ACE15 and X15 for the first time at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin on Saturday, June 6 – we will be on hand to witness the game and the debut of the boots!
In terms of retail, both boots can currently be ordered on Soccer.com.