Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A good number of reviewers love the cool and clean look of the Adidas Ace 17.3 Firm Ground cleats.
  • Majority of those who purchased soccer cleats from Adidas raved about how good the quality was specifically this shoe.
  • Some players found this cleat comparable to Adidas Predator 19+ Firm Ground when it comes to its excellence in dribbling and passing.
  • Considering the cleat's quality and affordability, many buyers said it was a good value for money.
  • A couple of wearers commented that the Ace 17.3 was very suitable training cleats.
  • To most testers, the Prime Mesh material offered a comfortable, sock-like fit.
  • Some were thrilled about the free printing option to personalize the soccer shoe.
  • A few users commended the cleat's good traction and lightweight feel.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Some users felt that the heel cushion was too stiff and caused much pressure on the heel.
  • A few complained of getting blisters after trying out the cleat.
  • Some players observed that the cleat took some time to break in.
  • To a few reviewers, some soccer cleats for firm ground surfaces, as such felt narrow and a bit tight when worn.
  • The lack of ankle support caused the cleat to slip out easily, said some testers.
  • Although the personalization was a cool feature, some were disappointed that it easily came off.

Bottom line

While being the more budget-friendly option, the Ace 17.3 Firm Ground (FG) does not fail to impress with a striking look that evenly matches its predecessors. With the cleat's lightweight construction and good traction, players won't just look great but also give a solid performance. Fit might not necessarily be this cleat's best asset, but it still is a good buy if you desire that Adidas Ace experience at a minimal cost.

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Good to know

  • Similar to its lower tier predecessors, the Adidas Ace 17.3 Firm Ground utilizes PrimeMesh in its upper. Although it almost looks identical with the Ace 17.2, the 17.3 model made a few tweaks in its upper configuration. Combining the PrimeMesh with synthetic neoprene material, the soccer cleat aims to provide that sock-like fit and that superior touch that allows for great ball control.
  • Another feature of the soccer cleat is its Primecut silhouette, which is specifically designed to provide a streamlined fit around the ankle. This version of the Adidas Ace 17 allows players to test out how this style of collared cleats performs without necessarily breaking the bank.
  • The cleat's outsole is configured with the Total Control alignment to give players the stability and traction they need to power up their play. These studs work impressively on firm ground as well as on artificial grass, allowing for efficient, high-speed plays.

Adidas Ace 17.3 comes in the standard cleat sizes for men and women. The width of the cleat, however, runs narrow, so it may not be the best option for those with wider feet. Given its PrimeMesh and neoprene composition for the upper, users can expect a tight, sock-like fit when these cleats are worn.

The outsole of the Ace 17.3 Firm Ground is molded with the Total Control stud design. This type of outsole is the first to have a mixed Firm Ground (FG) / Artificial Ground (AG) configuration that is set with a lower stud height to enable more studs to touch the ball when handling. With this kind of stud alignment, the cleats achieve superior stability, high-speed control, and traction on firm ground pitches.

The soccer cleat wears an innovative hybrid upper that integrates PrimeMesh and neoprene. PrimeMesh lines the front foot area while neoprene covers the rest of the foot, including the collar. This arrangement enables the material to perfectly wrap the foot, giving that sock like sensation and adaptable support, especially at top speed plays.

The all-synthetic upper is also textured, providing a clean touch and impressive ball control that will allow players to dominate on firm grounds. It has also been treated with an ultra-thin film that works to protect the cleat and keep water and debris out.


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