Being the new kid at school is always tough. That said, new kids are rarely as flashy or good-looking as Adidas’s latest ‘Blue Blast’ entry.

Class, meet the Ace +16 Ultra Boost. A combination of the brand’s football and running lines, the sneaker capitalises on the surge in knitted mesh trainers and confirms our prediction that kicks inspired by the beautiful game are set score big in 2017.

Along with an electric blue colourway, the Ace +16 features a sock-like fit and pink contrast detailing, allowing it to sit with other designs in Adidas’s Blue Blast collection revealed at the end of January.

Pretty tough to pick on the newbie with an act this swish.

The Adidas Ace +16 Ultra Boost is available today in limited quantities from the New York Adidas flagship, price TBC.