Last week, adidas announced the launch of a new Red Limit Collection, introducing us to each boot in the range over time. First it was a modern classic in the Copa 17.1, and then the brand new ACE 17+ PURECONTROL – an innovative boot that brings the brand’s BOOST technology to soccer for the first time. In another first, the Red Limit collection also features a street adaption of each silo, allowing players to take their game from the stadium, to the cage, to the street.
Dean Lokes, Vice President of product adidas soccer, said:
The Red Limit collection is the first time we’ve gone from the stadium to the street in the same collection. We’ve introduced a range of boots in on-pitch, cage and street silos so you can perform as well off the pitch as you can on it. The introduction of adidas’ leading BOOST technology highlights our constant desire to innovate within the sport and our endless drive to produce game-changing footwear for all types off footballers; wherever they play the game.
Basically, there is a LOT going on with this collection. So, we wanted to bring you a breakdown of the most important boots in the range, with the intent to give you better insight into what is available.
The entire Red Limit Collection can be found at soccer.com.
The latest boot release from adidas, a second edition of the laceless ACE 17+ Purecontrol, brings the brand’s BOOST technology to soccer for the first time. The upper is made of a combination of specially engineered Primeknit zones to help improve pure control between your foot and the ball. These special zones also apply different levels of compression to help provide the best fit and stability available. A secondary internal TechFit knitted support system provides a lockdown fit for the foot, while also providing lateral stability. Than, a new Primeknit Zone on the vamp help to add extra control on your touches and shots.
For the first time ever, six millimeters of Boost is now integrated into the midsole and sockliner of the cleat, allowing you a comfortable ride every single game. Boost material has been proven to help responsiveness and explosiveness when running and cutting.
The latest boot customized specifically for Lionel Messi. An Agilityknit upper across the MESSI 16+ PUREAGILITY molds to the foot for a comfortable and lightweight fit. This second skin like fit brings you closer to the ball so your touch and control will always be on point. PUREAGILITY Heel Lining helps to grip your foot for locked in fit. The “S” curve in the heel comes from adidas’ extremely popular running shoe, the Ultra Boost and is designed to relieve pressure on the Achilles tendon. The PureCut sock system covers the laces for a clean strike and touch every time.
When it comes to the X16+ Purechaos, a Techfit upper hugs the foot, adapting to every curve for a customized fit from first wear. Something that sets these apart is NSG (Non-Stop- Grip), a micro texture on the upper that provides control in all weather conditions. The PureCut sock system covers the laces for a clean strike and touch every time. Made for the players who are uncontrollable, willing to go the extra mile for the team, and can turn a game on its head in an instant; Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, and Thomas Muller.
The first in a brand new silo for adidas, with the Copa 17.1 you get everything you could want in a modern classic. Kangaroo leather, innovative and compression fit, and a light weight feel make the Copa 17 one of the most advanced, yet traditional shoes on the market. A compression tongue is knitted into the cleat to provide a more complete lock-down fit. Underfoot, a Sprintframe outsole keeps things light, while conical studs provide traction on both grass and artificial turf.
Ace17+ Tango Purecontrol
adidas take the laceless revolution to the cages for the first time with the ACE 17+ Purecontrol TF. A Control Primeknit upper wraps your foot in comfort and support, while a Zoned Primeknit vamp with control zones will help add extra control for all parts of your game.
Copa Tango 17.1 TF
As part of the new silo, adidas has created a pretty nifty looking TF version. Made to bring all the same innovation and technology from the field to the cage, the Copa Tango has everything you need to rule the streets. A kangaroo leather upper wraps around your foot for the softest touch and one of the best fits in the game. A compression tongue is knitted into the cleat to provide a more complete lock-downfit. And to complete the performance, adidas signature Boost material in the heel keeps an energized spring in your step.
If you want the Ace with laces but a similar style compression fit, the Ace17.1 Primeknit is the way to go. A new Primeknit Upper wraps around the midfoot, keeping you secure and stable all game long, while he vamp features new Zoned Primeknit to help increase your control on the ball in any situation. The Purecut Fit hugs your ankle, ensuring that you stay locked in with every cut and change of direction.
Built as the premium version of Messi’s new boot, the Messi 16.1 features an Agilityknit upper that molds to the foot for the most comfortable and lightweight fit possible. This second skin like fit brings you closer to the ball so your touch and control will always be on point. On this version, you have bonus of laces to help create your ideal fit. And the general cut around the ankle is much more in line with a regular boot.
Ace17.1 Tango Street
The ACE Street version completes the Red Limit collection. Inspired by the street, the shoe features a sleek all-black colorway with red details and is predominantly constructed with a PRIMEMESH material for a lifestyle-focused look. A TECHFIT color coating covers the three stripes whilst a full-length BOOST midsole enhances the lifestyle look whilst offering energy return.
Ace17.1 Tango TF
Made for style and performance on the streets and cages, the ACE Tango is the perfect shoe to help you showcase your some swagger. A sock-like construction for the upper provides one of the most comfortable fits in the game. It molds exactly to your foot to give you a unique and comfortable experience. An Anti Abrasion material used in the upper helps to increase the durability of the shoe.