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adidas Soccer addresses ‘control’, ‘chaos’ with X15, ACE15 cleats


Remember what the new adidas soccer regime said — it wanted to #BETHEDIFFERENCE with its focus on stylizing the best footwear for soccer football players globally, and it’s finally happening, as adidas has debuted the X and ACE series for the new era of adidas soccer — specifically, the adidas X15 and ACE15.

See the debuts here at BMF Sports, courtesy of our friends at adidas.

Today, there are only two types of players – those that cause chaos and those that control everything. The best managers, players and minds have spoken – soccer has changed. For the first time, these two distinct types of player will have their own cleats. Today, adidas introduces X and ACE. The old adidas silos F50, Predator, 11pro and Nitrocharge have been discontinued.

“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,” said Pep Guardiola. “This kind of player is an intelligent player who has a vision about what the team needs. He controls.”

Guardiola continues, “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.”


ACE15 Hero Visual


Some players are born to control. They are the ones that pull the strings and set the pace. Every great team needs the players that keep it on track. That bring the coaches plans into action. They bring order to a chaotic game. Players like Mesut Özil, James Rodríguez, Oscar, Manuel Neuer and Ivan Rakitić are the glue of some of the world’s best teams. For these players, adidas has designed ACE15.

ACE15 is built to control. The revolutionary CONTROL WEB gives ultimate ball control, thanks to an engineered 3D material. A 3-layer compound combines with grippy EVA for an unbeatable touch. A ground breaking new stud configuration puts more studs on the ball during foot-over moves to allow for complete ball control. The unique NSG (non-stop grip) skin uses 3D dots for perfect control in all conditions. The players that run the show now have the cleats to dominate.


X15 Hero Visual


Some players can never be controlled. They are the spark that ignites a game. They defy rules and structure. The moment of genius that gets the crowd off their seat – that’s their speciality. There is no defense and no tactic that can control them. These players are specialists in chaos. Thomas Müller, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez, Karim Benzema and Álvaro Morata, these players strike without a moment’s notice. For them, adidas has created X15.

X15 is the ultimate weapon for the game’s most dangerous players. The TECHFIT COLLAR offers a compression fit around the ankle for superior support and fit. The X-CLAW base is built to give complete traction with a lightweight feel. The innovative X-CAGE is built for the most dynamic and agile players in the world. A fragmented and lightweight design gives ultimate support during the most agile movements. The X-SKIN is made up of a complex three layered system that delivers comfort, protection and performance in any conditions. A game changing product for game changing players.

Some of the world’s best players will wear ACE15 and X15 for the first time at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin on Sat., June 6, with the cleats available to purchase starting July 1 at, adidas Sport Performance stores and specialty retailers worldwide.

For further information please visit or go to or follow @adidassoccer #BETHEDIFFERENCE on Twitter or Instagram to join the conversation.

X15 Heel & X-Cage ACE15 Control Web 2

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