Remember laces? Bunny ears and all that? Well apparently they're still a thing. Completing the full on-pitch adidas "Grey Camo" collection comes the ACE 17.1 Primeknit and X 16.1 both wrapped in camouflaged coats of control and chaos.
The laceless ACE 17+ Purecontrol and X 16+ Purechaos will naturally headline the "Grey Camo" collection but it's the laced ACE 17.1 Primeknit and X 16.1 that will arguably be the most popular choice when it comes to representing on pitch. Keeping in line with the pristine vibe of the camouflaged covers, adidas add matching white laces to the bodies of the respective silhouettes for players who are yet to embrace the lack of lace.
The ACE 17.1 Primeknit plays the role of stylish understudy to the main Purecontrol event with its sleek design and heightened collar placing it toe-to-toe with the laceless offering. In regards to preference, that solely comes down to the player and whether the Purecontrol fit suits. Tech wise the main difference besides the laces is that the Purecontrol features BOOST technology, the ACE 17.1 Primeknit does not. The X 16.1 removes the lace cover to create a more streamlined design that trumps the Purechaos presence on pitch. Consider them the camo cavalry.
Want a pair? Take your pick here.