It wasn’t just news of Sepp resigning that sent shock-waves around the football world recently as adidas announced the end of the Predator, Nitrocharge, F50 and 11Pro.
Doing away with four models, the three stripes boldly claim there are now only two types of players in the modern game, play-makers (control) and game-changers (chaos), so it’s time to pick your side between the ACE15 and X15 respectively.
With talk of brown envelopes and conspiracies put to one side, on Saturday the beautiful game was restored in Berlin as adidas used the Champions League final to launch a change in the game with their revolutionary new boots.
In the space of a year, Suarez has gone from being football’s public enemy #1 to the heights of Champions League glory. The Three Stripes stuck with him throughout and were rewarded with a goal as he laced up the new adidas X15.1 boots. A revolutionary design for players who can’t be controlled it looks as though Suarez has already got to grips with the X-SKIN, X-CAGE, TECHFIT COLLAR. X-CLAW and NSG technology that’s been created for the world’s most dangerous players.
OK, hands up who had Rakitic down for the opening goal? Claiming Barcelona’s fastest goal in a European final, it meant a great start for adidas too as it gave the ACE 15.1 plenty of early coverage. Treated to an innovative CTR/WEB and NSG (non stop grip) surface for a killer first touch, the sole also features an entirely new GROUND CONTROL stud configuration to put more studs on the ball. Being in control has never been so easy or felt this comfortable.
He may have only played a small role in the final itself but Xavi will go down as one of the true legends at FC Barcelona and his already brimming trophy room will need an extension after Saturday. The sort of player who takes charge and sets the pace, he was born to slip on the adidas X15.1 boots and appreciate the natural comfort of the k-leather. Designed to bring order to a chaotic game, stay in control of the beautiful game.
Just another day in the office for Messi really as he claimed his fourth Champions League title but for once he wasn’t the main headline maker. That said his new signature Messi 15.1 boots got an outing and have the rather aptly titled messiTOUCH, messiFRAME, messiPRINT and messiGAMBETRAX features included so you can unleash your own brilliance. With Leo himself playing an active role in the design, there’s plenty of explosive play at your disposal.