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2016 Footy Headlines Boot Awards - Adidas Glitch is the Most Innovative Boot of the Year

Update: The results are in and Adidas' revolutionary Glitch soccer boot model was chosen as the Most Innovative Football Boot 2016 by more than 4000 Footy Headlines readers. It is followed by the laceless Ace 16+ PureControl, another Adidas model, and two Nike cleats, the Magista Obra II and the Mercurial Superfly V. See the full results here and check out more details on all entries below the slideshow.


With the end of the year in sight, we want to summarize up what brought us the year in terms of football boots. And we think there is no better way than asking you, the fans, to choose the most outstanding soccer cleats of the year. Introducing the 2016 Footy Headlines Boot Awards.



The Footy Headlines Boot Awards will be broken down in three categories, with voting for the first one (Most Innovative Football Boot) open from today until Sunday next week. There will be two other categories (Best & Worst Football Boot of The Year), with the Best Football Boot of the Year as the 'ultimate' award.

Most Innovative Football Boot of The Year

The Adidas Ace PureControl, launched in January this year, was the first high-cut football boot with no laces, followed in December by the Ace17+ with Boost technolgy.



After 2015 brought not any remarkable innovations in terms of football boots, 2016 was an awesome year for boot fanatics. Adidas launched two of the biggest innovations of the past decade with the Adidas Glitch (boot with interchangeable upper and sole plate) and the Adidas Ace PureControl (laceless high-cut boot + Boost technology) , while Nike introduced new generations for their Magista and Mercurial boots with many upgrades but without big innovations).



Under Armour introduced the all-new Spotlight, but it will be only next year when the Baltimore-based brand could gain the first place here with the launch of their first laceless soccer cleat (Under Armour Spotlight 2.0 featuring a zip). Puma launched their most innovative football boot of the year, the Puma evoTOUCH, which is the brand's first boot with a sock-like design.


Footy Headlines 2016 Boot Awards - Which Was The Most Innovative Football Boot of The Year?

Adidas Ace PureControl
Nike Magista Obra II
Nike Mercurial Superfly V
Adidas Glitch
Puma evoPOWER 1.3
Puma evoSPEED Fresh
Adidas Messi 16+ PureAgility
Adidas X 16+ PureChaos
Under Armour Spotlight
Adidas Ace Tango 17+
Adidas X16+ 99g
Puma evoSPEED HE


What was the most innovative boot of the year? Let us also know in the comments below if we missed any innovative soccer cleat launched last year and find out all you need to know about each boot and its innovations in our Boot Calendar.