Just a Sock? First Laceless Adidas Prototype Boots Revealed

Update 13/02/2016: A new picture of the already infamous Adidas Sock Prototype 'Boots' has emerged (via @hitthatball). It shows what's the basic concept of Adidas' and Nike's knitted high-collared boots: To fit like a sock. (The boot is really just a sock with a Sprintframe outsole).

Update 05/02/2016: Adidas has shown off some more prototypes of the laceless boots. And while the German brand previously only revealed later prototypes of the first-ever boots without laces, Adidas finally also gave us a look at what looks like to be the very-first prototype of a sock-like boot.

From an early idea to a final product. Adidas has shown off three prototypes of the laceless Adidas Ace PureControl Boots. And even though it's certain that Adidas have developed much more prototypes before launching their revolutionary boots, it's still very interesting to see some of the cleats that were made during the design process of the Adidas Ace PureControl.

Adidas Ace 2016 PureControl Prototype Boots

Here are the three prototype boots Adidas has shown off so far.

Prototype #1 - The First Dream

The inspiration for a laceless boot started with our players. Listening to their experience, insight and challenges resulted in an exciting new design. This early prototype shows much more support on the heel and side of the boot.

Prototype #2 - Initial Design

From a first sketch and initial design the boot evolved based on everyone's experience throughout the process. The visible support details are now balanced with a much cleaner design, showing a higher sock-like upper and an internal knit support system.

Prototype #3 - Less Is More

Our players are a central part in the development of the boot. They test, see how they feel, how they look. The player feedback helps to make adjustments step by step, until we've reached a result that performs to adidas' standards.

Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl - The First Knitted Laceless Boot

The final result is a unique and pure football boot. It feels like wearing a trainers without compromising on stability. The ACE 16+ Purecontrol is reduced to only the simplest, most needed parts possible. Never before have your feet been this close to the ball.

Please note that each description of the boots is from Adidas. For us, the most interesting Adidas Ace PureControl Prototype is the first one. We are sure that there have been much more experimental and earlier prototypes of the first knitted laceless boot that Adidas has not shown off yet. We can hardly wait to see them ;)

What do you think of the Adidas Ace PureControl Prototype Boots Adidas has revealed yet? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned on this site for more and hopefully better pictures of Adidas Ace PureControl Prototype Football Boots.