Rakitic Reveals Next-Gen Adidas Ace 18+ PureControl Boots

The Adidas Ace 17+ PureControl was only launched around two months ago, but today Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic offers us a first look at what appears to be the next-gen Ace 18+ PureControl.

Rakitic Trains in Blackout Adidas Ace 18+ PureControl Cleats

This image shows Rakitic in training wearing the blacked-out Adidas Ace 2018 boots.

Completely blacked-out and pictured from an unusual angle, we can't really say a lot about the boots Rakitic wore in training. It has to be assumed that they are the succeeding model of the current Ace 17+ PureControl, for the fact that they have a laceless, albeit distinctively different from the 17+ construction.

We can clearly see the inner side of the next-gen Adidas Ace 18+ PureControl and it's quite obvious that the collar part goes down further than on either Ace 16 and 17, even meeting what looks like an enlarged heel counter.

Other than that, the upper of the supposed Adidas Ace PureControl 2018 soccer cleats has a more leathery look to it, at least in this blacked-out state. The sole plate of the Ace 18+ PureControl is also pictured, but not a lot has changed in that regard, judging from this first look.

On top of that, it has to be said that these likely Adidas Ace 18+ PureControl football boots look almost nothing like what was revealed by Footy Headlines collaborator Eial back in September. In fact, that leak looks more like an internal Adidas concept each day.

We cannot confirm this right now, but going by the experience of the first two generations, the upcoming Adidas Ace 18 football boots will be launched in late 2017 or early 2018. Stay tuned for updates as we receive more info.

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