Under the Hood of the Ace PureControl - How Does it Work?

The revolutionary, laceless Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl soccer cleats were launched not long ago and a few months after Adidas' offered a first look at a blackout variant of them. Boasting a design that comes without any laces, many people were skeptic about how Adidas would manage to make them as stable and the lockdown as good as on regular, laced football boots.

Now, of course the PureControl boots have proven their worth on the feet of some of the best players in the game, including the likes of Dele Alli, Mesut Özil and Ivan Rakitic, as well as many amateur players who have decided to give them a try. But how does the PureControl do what it does? Unisport explore this question by quite literally taking a look under the hood.


First key to achieving the pretty good lockdown of the Adidas Ace PureControl is the so-called Techfit support system, an internal cage of sorts. Not visible form the outside, it sits just under the Solar Green upper layer in critical areas, such as the front.

Showcasing the incredible versatility of the material, the Techfit cage system is made of Primeknit, just like the rest of the upper of the Adidas Ace PureControl. Sitting just under the upper, it is only connected at a few points in order to not feel too restrictive. It's also fastened to the sole plate, so your own weight works towards supplying the lockdown, pretty clever. Another key design feature of the PureControl that works towards offering a good lockdown and fit are the lateral Three Stripes.


Have you tried the PureControl boots yet? What are your thoughts on the concept? Drop us a line below, and head over to Unisport for more pictures and details.