This new Ultra Boost is a triumph. Our quest for viable lace substitutes has lead us to dabble in Velcro, zips and even machinery – but this Ace 16+ Pure Control Ultra Boost substantiates the sneakersock’s claim as the final form of the lace-less sneaker. The shoe is based on a Three Stripe football boot, the Ace 16+ Pure Control, made for Mesut Ozil who found that laces hindered his touch and ball control.
This lifestyle version uses the football boot’s Pure Cut technology to strip the silhouette of edges and overlays, swapping cleats for the cushioning of a Boost sole and peeling away the synthetic veneer to highlight the impressively crafted Primeknit below.
The adidas Ace 16+ Pure Control Ultra Boost in 'Black/White' sold out when it hit adidas' online store, but we'll let you know as soon as you have the privilege of lining up IRL for your own.