Beautiful in blue. The adidas ACE 16+ Purecontrol is a laceless luxury that has helped redefine the world of football boot design. Taking a closer look at the second official on-pitch colourway we explore the uninterrupted flow as the "Shock Blue" wave breaks on the professional scene this international break.

Drenched in a royal blue flood, the latest adidas ACE 16+ Purecontrol takes on a smooth and simplistic aesthetic executed to a devastatingly handsome effect. There's always been some satisfying about a three-toned design that leads right back to the earliest of Predator years and the blue base, white stripes and "Solar Slime" detailings combine for a strong but stylish threesome.

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As the domestic season races towards a conclusion, the "Shock Blue" adidas ACE 16+ Purecontrol will be worn exclusively by players that will representing their nations at EURO 2016 and the Copa America this summer. So, to be clear, those players will wear the colourway from this week up until the last game of the domestic season – they'll then be supplied with a new design for the summer tournaments when adidas show their hand in late May.

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Washed with colour, wrapped in cutting edge technology. The ACE 16+ Purecontrol has grabbed the adidas revolution by the horns and is carrying it into new territory with each step. For a boot that looks so different to the football silhouette that we're so used to, the Purecontrol should feel peculiar, but it's quite the opposite, a smooth transition helped by classy colourways has given it a feel of timeless relevance.

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