The Adidas Revolution: Chaos or Control


Adidas is changing the way we think about soccer. For years, four silos of boots have been offered by the leaders of innovation in the soccer industry: Adidas & Nike. The four silos were meant to fit the playing styles of athletes in different positions around the field. With their newest innovations, Adidas has narrowed down those playing styles to just two: you are either "chaos" or "control". The chaotic players, the unpredictable ones who strike with moments of brilliance, will wear the X 15.1. The playmakers who control the pace and action of the game will wear the ACE 15.1.

The Ace 15.1 features an upper predominately covered by a 3-D CONTROL WEB pattern that improves a player's touch and ball handling ability. The webbing is also covered by small NSG (Non-stop grip) dots that allow for ball control in all conditions. The new stud configuration features both FG and AG studs, and has an added spine of studs for even more traction and control during foot-over moves on the ball.

The X 15.1 features a compression-like Techfit Collar that improves the tight fit of the cleats. The X-CAGE around the sides of the boot are built for superior support and fit during quick changes of movement. The X-SKIN upper is a three-layered system that offers protection, comfort and performance.

All four of Adidas's current silos (Predator, 11Pro, f50, and Nitrocharge) will be discontinued. Some of the professional players who will be wearing the ACE 15 include: James Rodriguez, Mesut Ozil, and Oscar. True to unpredictable form, forwards like Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and Thomas Muller will be wearing the X 15.

The Ace15 and X15 will be available in The Soccer Shop and at at two different prices points: the top-tier $220 boots and the $70 boots. Both silos will be offered in the Solar Yellow & Black colorway.