REVIEWS: adidas ACE 17+ PureControl Blue Blast

Alex Rea 10/02/2017
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adidas ACE 17+ PureControl Blue Blast.

Adidas have beaten the competition black and blue after they unveiled the third design to the ACE 17+ collection.

And under the lights the Blue Blast boots are bold and beautiful. It’s not just an updated colourway from the previous ACE 17+ though.

There’s new features and new technology which elevates them to another level.

With a heavily backed campaign it’s fair to say they are the trending boot right now but the signature boot is more than worthy of the attention.

The ACE 17+ PureControl were late to join the party last year but for many they were the release of the year. For early 2017 it’s about upgrading what is already becoming an iconic look.

Firstly, the fit is otherworldly. With the inclusion of BOOST in the sole, the patented technology helps to provide supreme comfort and energy return with every step.

Of course, everyone familiar with the BOOST technology, which is harnessed in their popular line of trainers, can vouch for its serene support. Add in the Purecut sock system, a stretchable material which provides optimal fit, and your foot is locked in place to make the adjusting to the most complex movements smooth.

One innovation which caught our eye was the 36-degree fully primeknit upper. While this means the boots can be a little tricky to put on, though they do provide a handy shoehorn in the box, once in, they mould to the natural contours of your foot and allow the revolutionary luxury of a laceless design.

You can see some real care and attention has been given to every minute detail and it’s why Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil will be unlocking opposition defences with them in the Premier League.

Comfort, stability and style are the three signatures for the ACE 17+ Blue Blast and with them on your feet you’ll be sure to leave an indelible mark on the game. Adidas have also released cage and street versions in a matching colourway to complete the full Blue Blast collection.

But having tried out the football boots for ourselves, we can safely say they are leading the charge for 2017.

Can be bought in all adidas stores in the region, including the new Mall of Emirates store and online at shop.adidas.ae

PRICE: Dh1295

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We take a look at the latest sporting releases across books, films, games and apps as well as some classics that you should be looking to buy.

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Asics GEL-Nimbus 19.

The GEL-Nimbus 19 is an exceptional running shoe that combines innovative performance and style, marking yet another coup in Asics’ long history in producing some of the best footwear in the market.

The shoe offers cushioning, stability and great grip on the ground to help you get the best out of your athletic performance.

Having competed in many half marathons over the past three years, these runners up there with the best I’ve used so far. Not only are the Asics’ breathable but they are designed for the long-haul, meaning they won’t tear apart like other shoes over a short space of time.

What strikes me about the GEL-Nimbus 19 is how the cushioning softens the impact while you run. Other shoes don’t offer enough support so your feet always feel heavy when you land. With the cushioning on offer in this model, you can run with comfort and confidence.

The price itself – at AED 600 – is mid-range but if you are an avid runner and want to target new goals, then these shoes are the perfect fit.

Coming in a range of colours, their design is simple and stylish – but very much built for getting the best out of your running experience.

Overall, I was extremely impressed by the GEL-Nimbus 19’s comfort and support – and I would definitely recommend them for any runner pounding the pavements in the UAE.

RATING 9/10: Performance and comfort are top class.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 19.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 19.

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