The adidas ACE 16+ PureControl is created to give players the purest feeling of control ever and as you have undoubtedly already noticed, this meant removing the laces. However, you can’t just pull the laces out of a boot and expect it to perform, and this is where adidas really focused all their innovation during the two years it took to design the boots.
Central to the design is the Primeknit material, which almost the entire upper is comprised of in one way or another. On the inside of the boots, the Primeknit material is shaped to create an internal cage that supports the foot and keeps it comfortably placed on the soleplate. To give an even better look at this cage, we recently received a pair of prototype PureControl, which were carved up, so you could see exactly how this cage works - check out the images and in-depth look at the cage here.