Soccer & Rugby Imports Now Carrying Adidas Laceless Ace16+ Purecontrol Cleats

New York and Connecticut-Based Soccer and Rugby Equipment Company One of the Few Stores to Carry New Shoe from adidas to Minimize Lace Impact on Strike and Improve Ball Control

​Soccer and Rugby Imports is now one of the few sports equipment stores to carry adidas’ new Laceless Ace16+ Purecontrol cleats.

“Like adidas, Soccer & Rugby Imports aims to stay at the forefront of shoe technology and development,” said Chris Papallo, Manager of Soccer and Rugby Imports. “The new Laceless Ace16+ style is featured as simple, yet a revolutionary enhancement – a lack of laces – that is sure to improve the way athletes’ worldwide control and kick the ball.”

Like adidas, Soccer & Rugby Imports aims to stay at the forefront of shoe technology and development.

Chris Papallo, Manager

Some of the main improvements and characteristics of the shoe include a Primeknit upper that molds to the foot, eliminating the need for laces; the Purecontrol laceless sock forefoot without edges or overlays; a Non-Stop Grip layer of raised dots on the upper part of the shoe designed to give better ball control; a lightweight Sprintframe outsole; and, Total Control stud alignment to maximize speed and stability on firm ground.

Developed in part by German national team and Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil and tested in Sweden, the new shoe retails for $300 a pair and is available in two colors including neon green with black and fuschia accents or black with neon green and fuschia accents.

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About Soccer and Rugby Imports

Soccer and Rugby Imports was established in 1993, beginning its first seven years in a small retail strip in Westport, Conn. Since the year 2000, the Avalos family took over the business and quickly began to outgrow its modest Westport location. In 2004, as the popularity of soccer in the area increased, as well as the reach of the business, the store moved to nearby Southport, Conn. Four more locations have opened in the subsequent years: Ridgefield, Conn., Greenwich, Conn., Madison, Conn., and Bronxville, N.Y.  Soccer and Rugby Imports has been supplying Connecticut's soccer clubs and organizations across the country and abroad for the past 20 years. From cleats and practice gear from the retail shop to customized jerseys, shorts, warm ups and backpacks from the Team Sales department, thousands of people have been linked to Soccer and Rugby Imports. Soccer and Rugby Imports also carries exclusive gear.

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