Shortly before the end of the year, Adidas is once again on top!
Ps: The first design package reminds us of the old Predator by Michael Ballack. Who is it?
Fortunately, the ACE 17.1 Primeknit FG has once again confirmed the positive impressions of its predecessor, the Ace 16.1 FG Primeknit. Many comfort features have been retained. Why change things that work well?
Already at the first try on we noticed that the mix of the Primeknit upper and Techfit collar is a good choice. When donning, however, you should loosen the laces as far as possible, since the Techfit collar sits tightly on the ankle. Despite the tight fit of the Techfit collar, this feeling does not seem annoying or too tight. It adapts very well to your ankle width. The exact feature that stands for the sock construction is called Purecut Control Fit Socke.
Apart from the sock design and the transition to the wearer's ankle, we are also extremely pleased with the upper. The upper of the Ace 17.1 Primeknit FG is a very stretchy compression material.
Also inside this Ace we felt very comfortable in the test. The heel area is extra padded and avoids pressure points in this otherwise very vulnerable area. Also with the removable insole you should have no problems.
All in all, the performance in terms of wearing comfort in the Adidas ACE 17.1 Primeknit FG has fallen above average and deserves a top rating. Added to this is the low weight of the shoe. Thus, the ACE 17.1 Primeknit is an honorable follower of the critically acclaimed Ace 16.1 Primeknit.
Ace 17.1 Stud Patterns Unlike its predecessor, the ACE 17.1 Primeknit FG does not include the three strips in the lacing system and, accordingly, does not affect the shoe's stability. Too bad, because it was actually a cool idea!
The vulnerable heel area is well protected by a heel cup. A basic, which is not missing in any football boot!
Let's get to the tunnel pattern. The Adidas Ace 17.1 Primeknit FG is equipped with a Firm Ground stud pattern. 11 round-shaped cams form the outsole construction of this Ace. But that's not enough. The so-called sprint frame technology comes into play here. For fast movements, the shoe offers good support and structure. The low weight of the Ace 17.1 and the optimal distribution of the cams allow maximum acceleration.
You can make optimal use of this shoe for grass pitches and good artificial grass pitches (third and fourth generation artificial grass). However, you should be careful because once it starts to rain and the place is muddy, you get problems with the round shorter cams. Then you should rather put on a SG-Stollenmuster! Overall, but a solid performance in terms of stability.
Ace 17.1 Primeknit Ball FeelingThis motto can easily be transferred to the Ace 17.1 Primeknit.Features that convinced us in the Ace 16 Primeknit can also be found here, such as the non-stop grip Technology.
The thin layer of raised dots on the upper should keep the ball from sticking to your feet. Similar to Nike's All Conditions Control technology. In our test kick, we were able to prove this technology for the first time in rainy conditions.
Our conclusion: In fact, you have a better ball control than usual in wet conditions. In the sunshine it kicks all the same