Flares & football have always been a controversial mixture. They're banned in UK grounds (and many other countries too) but they have always had a romantic haze they bring to proceedings. Watch any South American football match or some of the more heated Serie A games in Italy & you'll see the way flares can completely enhance the atmosphere of a match.
Now we're not ones to condone it either way, but we do know that the new adidas Ace boots that have arrived in store are designed to celebrate the vibrant reds & oranges that occur as newly-lit flare lights up the night sky. Just take a look at the image below & you'll see the boot, part of the Pyro Storm pack, displaying some very familiar colours.
The new Ace 17.1s feature the same primeknit construction as the previous Ocean Storm pack & utilise the same lightweight technology. The vibrant colourway they're finished in is also bound to get you noticed on the pitch.
So who's going to be wearing them?
The Pyro Storm Ace boots are set to be worn by some of the biggest name adidas athletes in the game. This means you'll see these adorn the feet of the likes of: Mesut Özil, Paul Pogba, Delle Ali & Danielle De Rossi.
What do Ace boots bring to your game?
The boots don't make the player, everyone knows that. However, there's no doubting that the best players wear the best boots for good reason. With the blistering pace of the modern game, the weight of a boot has become more important than ever.
To fully unleash the explosive pace of modern athletes, the Ace 17 boots use Primeknit technology throughout the upper. This involves using industrial machinery to knit the fabric together, allowing it to be ultra-lightweight but also durable & tough.
The soleplate uses adidas' famous Sprintframe technology that once made the late F50 Adizero so popular. This provides excellent stability when sprinting at high speeds, as well as aiding balance during sharp turns.
The Total Control stud alignment is the dream for any player playing through the middle. Conical moulded studs are shaped and aligned to allow for instant turns & lightning-quick pivots to help unlock defences.
Stunning from every angle, order your Ace 17 football boots today from the boot experts, Football Nation.
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