Local coaches have put together an “old man’s” indoor/futsal pick-up league that plays Tuesday nights after practice in a high school gym. The floor is high polish and can be super slick depending on what went on in the gym during the day and whether or not the janitors had made a few passes through with the broom.
I came across a pair of Adidas Men’s Ace 16.3 IN in a local sporting goods store in my size at a pretty deep discount and they looked like they would have outstanding traction – so I picked them up.
As a lifelong “Adidas guy” I was hoping that the Ace 16.3 IN would not disappoint – and thankfully, they didn’t.
I’ll start with the fit – these shoes were in my typical size for Adidas, but they were a little bit snug on the first wear (not uncomfortable, but if you are in between sizes, you might want to consider the half size up). The sole has great support and cushioning through the heel and midsole which made moving in them very comfortable.
The synthetic upper is super lightweight (just 10 ounces) which kept my movements quick throughout the course of back to back 30 minute games. And, much like I had hoped – the Ace 16.3 IN had outstanding traction – I was able to make sharp cuts and pivots with no slipping and able to hit top speed on the polished floor with no trouble at all.
Almost the entire upper of the Men’s Ace 16.3 IN is textured, which is a nice feature for just a little added control in the extra tight confines of the indoor game.
I had two great games in these shoes and felt good post game (no aching, stiffness or soreness in the feet), so I’d definitely recommend them for anyone who plays on a hard or polished surface. Grab your pair of Adidas Men’s Ace 16.3 IN indoor soccer shoes right here.