Goodbye - Here Is The Full History Of The Adidas Ace Boots

After months of speculation and relaunches of classic Predator boots, Adidas finally launched the brand-new Adidas Predator 2018 football boots, determining the end of the Ace football boot silo. We take a look back at the history of the Adidas Ace soccer cleats, which were introduced in May 2015 as part of Adidas' football boot revolution.

2015 - Adidas Ace 15.1

Introduced in May 2015 as part of Adidas' football boot revolution, the Adidas Ace football boot was not really a big boot innovation featuring a traditional low-cut design with a synthetic upper. The real revolution should follow a few months later with the second generation of the silo.

2016 - Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl - First-Ever High-Cut Knitted Laceless Adidas Boots

Revealed in early November 2015 with the blackout Adidas Ace GTI boots, the Adidas Ace 16 + PureControl, the first-ever knitted laceless football boot, has been the brand's most important release in the 2010s so far. In fact, with the Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl, the Three Stripes managed to surpass Nike as the most innovative football brand in the public eye. It was extremely hard to get the first colorways of Adidas' laceless boots, due to the high popularity and the limited numbers available of the cleats.

2017 - Adidas Ace 17+ Purecontrol

Introduced in early December 2016, the first Adidas Ace 17+ Purecontrol soccer boots boasted a black, red and white color scheme that reminded many of the Adidas Predator.

However, while the design of the boots was spot on, the upper of the launch colorway of the boots was the old one of the Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl, raising many questions. However, Adidas should release the first colorways with the fixed, new upper a few weeks later, and all the further colorways and special edition of the Adidas Ace boots had no issues.

Adidas also continued to release a knitted laces version of the Adidas Ace 17 boots. The brand was heavily criticized by some players for discontinuing the traditional low-cut synthetic & leather Adidas Ace boots.

What do you think of Adidas' decision to bring back the Predator and discontinuing the Ace? Which of the three Adidas Ace football boot generations do you like the most? Comment below and check out all you need to know about the Adidas Predator 18+ soccer boots in the Boot Calendar.