Last week adidas retired the Predator, F50, 11Pro, and Nitrocharge.
Today we welcome the new fresh replacements of those four old silos; the Ace and X.
Here’s the story…. Working with some of the top football coaches, such as Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, adidas identified a significant change in football. Modern football teams need only two types of player on a pitch, those that cause chaos and those that control.
“It’s chaos or control. There are players who think more about what the team needs and what is the best solution for the team. This kind of player is an intelligent player who has a vision about what the team needs. He controls.”
“Then there are the ones who cause chaos. The ones who play on instinct and on talent. They are a little outside of the field. They can create absolutely everything and you can’t control that. You cannot limit that.”
In light of this revelation, adidas have created a football boot for each of these two different types of player.
ACE15 Football Boots
adidas have created the ACE15 football boots for the player who controls the game, the one that keeps the team ticking, takes the coaches directions onto the pitch. Brings order to a chaotic game.
Players: Mesut Özil, James Rodríguez, Oscar, Manuel Neuer, Ivan Rakitić
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X15 Football Boots
The X15 football boot is for the player who cannot be controlled. The one that can turn a game with a moment of magic. This player defies rules and specialise in chaos.
Players: Thomas Müller, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez, Karim Benzema and Álvaro Morata
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The ACE15 and X15 will be worn for the first time at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin on Saturday 6th June
Availability: Wednesday 1st July 2015