The days of footballers tying up their shoelaces on the sidelines could be numbered. Mesut Ozil posed with the new laceless adidas football boots in a photo posted on the Arsenal star’s Instagram page.
He was joined in the manufacturing giant’s promotion campaign by Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Chelsea midfielder Oscar as they prepare to launch the new range in 2016.
The new accessory, the Adidas Ace 16+ GTI are the revolutionary first-ever laceless football boots to be produced. Adidas say the boots take inspiration from ‘football creators expressing themselves on different surfaces around the world’. They are the latest in a series of ground-breaking innovations from adidas Football, which will land in 2016.
They are designed to offer pure control with the new laceless design and come with a Primeknit upper and the iconic three stripes that resemble the adidas emblem. An external heel counter is added for improved stability and protection, while the boots will feature the same redesigned soleplate as the regular Adidas Ace 16.1 boots.