Top 5 Launches of 2016

2015 was a fantastic year for football. With it came lots and lots of interesting and revolutionary releases, spanning the worlds of football boots to kits to balls. Now, it's time for a new chapter in the history of football, and the coming year looks promising to say the least. Let's take a look at the Top 5 Launches of 2016.

January / Summer - Next-Gen Adidas Boots

Less than a year after the brand ignited the summer of 2015 with its 'Football Revolution', which saw all previous football boot silos discontinued, Adidas has the next bunch of 'surprises' ready for 2016. January will see release of the all-new, laceless Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl cleats, while the next generations of X and Messi will follow in the summer.

Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl

See all upcoming Adidas boots and release dates in the Boot Calendar

Throughout the Year - Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Signature Boots

In 2016, we will see at least two signature boots of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, respectively. And while Neymar's (Nike Hypervenom Phantom 'Ousadia e Alegria' - 31 January 2016) and Cristiano Ronaldo's (Blue Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 - March 2016) first signature boots of 2016 have already been leaked, their respective second signature cleats of the year (Summer 2016 - Neymar, October 2016 - Cristiano Ronaldo) are a mystery at the present day.

Spring 2016 Nike Mercurial Vapor X CR7 signature boots

Spring 2016 - Nike Euro 2016 Kits

Close-up of the England Euro 2016 kit

In Spring 2016, Nike will reveal all of their kits for the Euro 2016 in France. And while the US-giant, in stark opposite to the likes of Adidas and Puma, hasn't launched a single kit yet, there are a few things we know about Nike's Euro 2016 Jerseys. Besides the release dates, colors, overall design and style of the Nike Euro 2016 Shirts, and there is also one actual leak of an Euro 2016 Nike Jersey in the new England Euro 2016 Home Kit.

Summer - Next-Gen Nike Boots

Nike Mercurial Superfly V

Adidas isn't be the only brand that will be busy in the next twelve months, as Nike is preparing to launch the new generations of the Magista and Mercurial football boots later in the year.

Building on the huge success of the previous generations which were launched almost two years ago, the new Nike Mercurial and Magista boots will be revealed before and after Euro 2016, respectively.

Summer - 16-17 Kits

The launch of the much anticipated 2016-17 club football jerseys will dominate the summer season, especially after Euro 2016 is finished in July. Both Nike and Adidas will unveil new shirts for their sponsored teams, with the former opting for new colors and styles, while Adidas will hope to impose its new design guidance on club football.

Check out all leaked 16-17 kits -so far- in the Kits Overview

Throughout the Year - The Unknown and Unexpected

Last but not least, there will always be releases and launches that even we don't know before, especially if we're looking further into the future. So what's most interesting in the new year, at least for us, are those releases; launches and leaks that are either unknown yet or come totally unexpected.

So let's hope that the brands won't disappoint us, and let us enter the new year with both huge hopes and expectations as 2016 is the year of the Euro, the Olympics and the Copa America Centenario.

We wish you a happy and prosperous new year and hope you stay tuned to our updates throughout 2016.