adidas Soccer have unveiled the Speed of Light pack ahead of the 2016/17 season. The vibrant cutting-edge designs are inspired by the refraction of light during light speed experiments. The cleats will be the focus of the start of the 2016/17 European club season.
X 16+ Purechaos
The X 16+ Purechaos receive a Solar Red treatment to represent the ultimate in speed. The whole surface of the shoe is painted in eye-catching red, using silver to highlight the adidas performance logo on the outer face of the cleat.
The Purecut sock system covers the laces to enhance the contact zones and increase fit and comfort. The shoes are made from lightweight materials, and feature an aerodynamic design to help the fastest players unleash chaos on the field.
Some of the world’s most dangerous players, like Luis Suárez and Gareth Bale, will wear the new X16 boots during the preseason and the first weeks of the new season.
ACE 16+ Purecontrol
ACE 16+ Purecontrol, the first high-performance laceless shoe in the world, will feature Solar Yellow as main color. Some black detailing, like the iconic three stripes on the sides will enhance the overall look of the cleats.
Ball control is augmented through the use of Non-Stop Grip (NSG) technology and the innovative Primeknit upper.
Midfield bosses like Mesut Özil and Paul Pogba will rep the new colorway with their respective clubs in Europe.
Messi 16+ Pureagility
A different player needs a different cleat. Messi 16+ Pureagility will turn Shock Blue for the start of next campaign. Silver detailing will add an elegant touch to the three stripes on the heel.
Sprintframe and Purecut internal lacing system come together to provide unrivaled stability and traction while reducing the shoes weight to the lightest.
“The Speed of Light Pack is the most dynamic range of boots adidas has ever launched, designed to help players standout and lead on the pitch,” said Sam Hardy, adidas Soccer Vice President of Design. “Spearheaded by the fastest boot we’ve ever built, the most agile boot we’ve ever built, and the boot which takes ball control to another level, our new footwear will be integral to deciding some of the biggest games this season between the world’s best players.”
adidas Speed of Light is available to preorder at World Soccer Shop.