Next-Gen Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl Prototype Boots Leaked

Thanks to the reliable @eialdonni, who go his hands on a pretty advanced and incredibly interesting prototype of the upcoming Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl football boots, here's a first look at what to expect from the next generation of Adidas' laceless cleats.

Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl - Prototype

This is a blackout prototype of the upcoming Adidas Ace 17+ Pure Control cleats. (via @eialdonni)

Generally, the new Adidas Ace 17+ Pure Control boots share the main characteristics of their predecessors. Designed to offer the cleanest possible striking and touch surface, the Adidas Ace 17+ cleats boast a laceless construction and a Primeknit upper.

From the general look and also @eialdonni's description, the second-gen Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl boots do bring some more or less big changes. they are lighter, more similar to the Primeknit variant and thinner, especially around the tongue area. Stability and lockdown is still ensure through lateral Adidas stripes which feature stiffener bars in between. The shape of the sole plate and the external heel counter are almost identical to the Ace 16+ PureControl.

Adidas Ace 17+boots to feature Boost technology

One of the most important technological changes between the Adidas Ace 16 and 17+ PureControl boots is the addition of Boost technology in the latter. A form of cushioning used in many of Adidas' highly popular running shoes, but also in basketball and indoor soccer shoes, the brand claims Boost to be the most advanced of its kind, an opinion that has been echoed by many athletes.

In the next-gen Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl soccer boots, the Boost foam is present between the sockliner and the outsole, and even visible from the outside thanks to the see-through design of the outer plate. @eialdonni estimates the foam to be a few millimeter thick.

Adidas Ace 17+ to be called 'Master Control'?

Interestingly, according to the label on the inside of one of the two shoes shown off in the video, the laceless Adidas Ace 2017 soccer boots could be called 'Adidas Ace 17+ Master Control', while the other shoe shows the expected name 'Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl', in line with the first boot of its type that was released earlier this year.

Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl - Release Date, Launch Colorway, Pricing

Launch colorway, takedown variant

Expanding on the first video, we can reveal a number of facts on the Adidas Ace PureControl 2017 boots:
  • The next-gen Adidas Ace 17+ Pure Control football boots will initially be revealed in late November and are expected to go on sale on December 1.
  • The first colorway of the next-gen Adidas Ace PureControl 2017 cleats will be a two-color effort reminiscent of the classic 'Predator' colorway. Check out the Adidas Ace 17.1 Primeknit version of it here.
  • Just like its predecessor, the Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl will retail at $300 (€300, £230).

Boost technology and a few other key changes. Do you like what you've seen so far of the upcoming Adidas Ace PureControl 2017 cleats? Share your thoughts below.