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adidas Reveal New Dark Space Pack

Forget fancy colours, adidas bring us black down to Earth with the new Dark Space Pack...

adidas Dark Space Purecontrol On White


So far this year we've seen some outrageous colourways from a variety of different brands, including the most recent pack from adidas football - the Speed of Light pack. However, today we can put the sunglasses down, dim the lights, and revel in the restraint beauty of adidas football's latest update - the Dark Space pack.


A welcome sight for those players whose beliefs fall firmly in the category of 'less is more', the new Dark Space pack brings us an almost 100% blackout look. Combining the latest technology with such a traditional look, means this update is likely to be popular across all footballing abilities - from Sunday league to Premier League Super Duper Sundays.


The Ace 16+ Purecontrol. A subtle touch of colour.


The classic look has been re-imagined on two of adidas' most innovative models - the X16+ PURECHAOS and the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL. Having previously seen colourways ranging from Solar Red to Shock Blue on both models respectively, this stripped back style gives us a fresh look at the tech behind every touch.


Three years in the making, the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL is undoubtedly the most innovative boot to come out in the past year. With the USP being the complete lack of laces, the boot creates a larger surface area to generate greater power, accuracy and control. Modelled by players such as Paul Pogba and Mesut Ozil, you need not seek any higher recommendations. While the Dark Space Purecontrol comes with the same tech already seen on earlier colourways, this latest version comes with an extra aesthetic dimension. The iconic three stripes along the outside are constructed with a semi-reflective material, allowing a multi-coloured appearance under varying light. The subtle rainbow gradient becomes outrageously vivid when catching direct light, such as that of a camera flash - paparazzi beware! See below...


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Black on white. Classic!


As previously mentioned, the other boot to receive the Dark Space treatment is the X16. Drenched in black, the already minimalistic X16 design has an extra stealth look to it. Just like the Purecontrol, the tech remains the same. The Purecut sock system covers the boot laces to give players the ultimate fit in what is adidas' lightest and most aerodynamic boot currently on the market. Worn by the likes of Luis Suarez, and engineered to cause chaos, this all-black offering is likely to be very popular with attack minded players who prefer to create danger under the radar.


The Dark Space X16. Bold, Black beauty. Photo: adidasfootball


It's just as well these are aerodynamic as they'll be flying off the shelves. Photo: adidasfootball



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Predominantly black boots are always a welcome sight. It is something many football boot fanatics would like to see more of. When you mix in the innovative technology of today's top end boots with a more traditional style, it provides a solution that many players will be intrigued to try out. Plus, you're much less likely to get chopped down in Sunday league, and that's what matters right!? Make sure you take a closer look at the Dark Space Purecontrol in our unboxing below.



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With a keen eye for design, Andrew loves critiquing the latest releases and creating stylish concepts. A lover of old school boots, you won't see him stepping onto the pitch in any outrageous colours.