Next-Gen Adidas Ace 2017 Boots Leaked

Before the launch of its predecessor and over a year before the scheduled release, the first images of the 2017 Adidas Ace 17.1 boots have been leaked. While no detailed plan is known yet, the Adidas Ace 17.1 soccer boots aren't expected to be unveiled before early 2017.

Adidas introduced the Ace in summer 2015, marketing it as a boot for players who control the pace of the game. Now, just six months later, we're already getting a first look at the third generation of the silo, thanks to Adidas' one-year release cycles.

Blackout Adidas Ace 17.1 Boots

This image shows the all-new 2017 generation of the Adidas Ace soccer cleat. (images via Siamboots)

The next-gen Adidas Ace 17.1 2017 football shoes feature a unique upper, slightly reminiscent of that of the Adidas Messi 15.1, while the lacing system has been completely reworked compared to the Adidas Ace 15 and 16 predecessors. In fact, the construction of the laces resembles the Adidas X 16.1, set to be released ahead of Euro 2016.

It's not known whether the the images show the default Adidas Ace 17.1, which would imply that Adidas will make the collar obligatory, or whether there'll still be a low-cut top-tier model of the Adidas Ace in 2017. The upper of the Adidas Ace 17 boots certainly doesn't look knitted from these images, though, supporting the first option.

The sole plate of the blackout Adidas Ace 2017 football boots is identical to that of the 2016 Adidas Ace 16 cleats, featuring a fairly standard set of conical studs, as well as an external heel counter.

Keeping in mind that the images could show anything from an early prototype to the finished product, certain details could easily change between now and release for the 2017 Adidas Ace cleats.

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