KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Nike All Conditions Control (ACC). Developed specifically for football boots, this treatment allows the surface of the boots to maintain their level of friction, touch, and ball control in both wet and dry conditions.

What is it? A special treatment applied to the upper materials of some of Nike's premier football boots which results in a consistent feel, regardless of the weather. Nike notes that in London, the football season averages 125 days of rainfall, which makes technology such as ACC not only beneficial, but necessary to compete at high levels.

How does it work? All Conditions Control works by ensuring that the surface of a boot's upper provides consistent friction between the ball and foot in wet weather. ACC essentially makes weather a non-factor by maintaining its performance capabilities in different conditions. The ground may be drenched from rainfall, but ACC will ensure that your dribbles, passes, and shots are controlled and consistent.

Notable products: Hypervenom Phantom, Mercurial Vapor IX, CTR360 Maestri III

Bottom line: If you've ever taken an errant shot on goal or flubbed a key pass due to on-field moisture accumulation, Nike All Conditions Control is here to save you game.


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