Juan Mata Debuts Black Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl

Manchester United's Juan Mata tonight became the first player to wear the second colorway of the revolutionary, laceless Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl football boots in an official match.

Mata Debuts Black Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl

Although it's already available to buy online, Adidas has not officially released the second Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl paint job yet. It combines an understated black base with striking Solar Green Adidas stripes and a pink pull tab at the front of the heightened collar.

After Lyon's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa trained in the interesting Adidas soccer cleats in training this week, Juan Mata became the first player to debut the color, further confirming its relatively big on-pitch presence. More players, including Mats Hummels, Javi Martínez and Riccardo Montolivo were also spotted wearing the Primeknit or standard 16.1 variants of the "Black / Shock Pink / Solar Green" Adidas Ace 16 colorway.

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