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Wherever soccer is played, weather also plays its part. The outdoor setting of the sport and the tendency for inclement weather in soccer meccas like England often make simple skills like passing and receiving the ball tricky. Even top-tier players like FC Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta aren’t exempt from the effects of wet weather, it seems, and Nike recently sought the aid of the Spanish star and other professionals in the development of its All Conditions Control (ACC) technology. Created by utilizing a special treatment during the development of a boot’s uppers, All Conditions Control works by ensuring that sufficient friction is maintained between the ball and the boot at all times, regardless of weather. A significant development in the evolution of soccer equipment, Nike’s ACC technology will soon be available across the spectrum of its performance boot offerings, including the Mercurial Vapor VIII, Tiempo Legend IV, CTR360 Maestri III and Total 90 Laser IV.