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Bryan Byrne

The mastermind behind the revolution that is SoccerCleats101. Bryan started this website back in 2008 and has been testing boots on a daily basis ever since. Check out our About Page for more details on Bryan and the website.

The “Aztec” – One of the Craziest Ball Designs You Will Ever See!

Earlier this week, we posted images on social media of this extremely artistically designed ball – the Aztec – and the reaction was pretty impressive. We are set to revisit with a proper review in the coming weeks, but for now we wanted to make sure you got the details on …

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CR7’s Small Sided Boot Of Choice – MercurialX Proximo

Following up on our feature of Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest signature Superfly, we wanted to take a quick look at the IC version in the same range. Designed to be electrifying, the Nike MercurialX Proximo II takes speed to the court, providing players with the same explosive style in short-sided situations. Underfoot, they …

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Adidas Copa 17.1 “Crowning Glory” – Champions Edition

Given that they are a relatively new release, adidas is not holding back on offering absolute dream designs on the new Copa 17 series. The heritage style release has been treated to a Stellar Pack look, with a crisp White overlay highlighted by impressive Gold detailing. Officially labelled as the …

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Nike Premier Goes “Triple Blackout”

Nike Premier FG Triple Black

It has been a long time since we have seen a fresh look on the Nike Premier silo. But, finally the staple, traditional style boot has been upgraded with an extreme stealth mode design by the Swoosh. Think “darker than the dark side of the moon” here, with every external feature taking …

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Up Close – Ronaldo’s Latest Mercurial Superfly, Chapter 3

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What an incredible year Cristiano Ronaldo has had! He Won the Champions League, captained Portugal to the Euro 2016 title, took the Ballon d’Or trophy home and then capped it all off with a hattrick in the World Club final. Now seems like an ideal time to take a close up look …

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Coming Soon – Matchmakers Heritage Seventeen

Matchmakers Heritage Seventeen

Word is coming through that there will soon be a former glory brand back on the market, reborn after several decades of slumber. You might be familiar with Stylo Matchmakers, the boots worn by none other than George Best (as well as Kevin Keegan and Trevor Francis.) Well, they are on the …

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Up Close – Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC

  These are definitely not your conventional soccer footwear, but the ’98 Ronaldo remake, Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC, is one of Nike’s latest creations that is well worth showcasing. What an incredibly suave design, combining Nike’s top soccer performance with a quality off pitch lifestyle look. We are talking the explosive …

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Ronaldo’s Limited Edition Mercurial Superfly CR7 “Vitórias”

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On the day he wins his 4th Ballon d’Or title, it is only expected that Nike would unleash an unbelievably boot exclusively for Cristiano Ronaldo in celebration. This time around, the limited edition boot is titled Mercurial Superfly CR7 “Vitórias”. The “Vitórias” boot upper and its signature speed ribs feature a stylish Pure Platinum upper with …

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Munin m-station Talent Original Rebounder Review

munin rebounder review

A few weeks back, we were offered the opportunity to test out one of the most advanced rebounders currently on the market – the Munin m-station Talent Original. Being that it is pretty high tech piece of equipment, it also means the price is probably well above any soccer rebounder …

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MLS CUP 2016 – The Best Boots To Watch Out For!

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Today is the day; MLS Cup 2016 is set to kick off tonight at a frigid BMO field, Toronto. The hosts are set to welcome go to battle with Seattle Sounders in what should be an entertaining match-up. Before it all goes down, we wanted to do a quick rundown on the top players …

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James Rodriguez Awakens the adidas Predator Mania Remake

Given all the hype surrounding James Rodriguez wearing a remake pair of adidas Predator Mania in training this week, many might have been disappointed not to see him wearing the same boots vs Borussia Dortmund in Champions League action on Wednesday. How awesome would it have been if adidas let him …

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adidas X “Red Limit” Sets Tone For MLS Cup 2016

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There is nothing better than seeing a bad-ass commercial like this that celebrates MLS. adidas Soccer today released a film starring Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bull), Jack Harrison (New York City FC), Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC) and Graham Zusi (Sporting KC), to support the …

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The MiUK ONE – New Balance Limited Edition “Made in UK” Boot

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Here is a pretty cool release from New Balance, the first boot to be made in its manufacturing facility in Flimby! The MiUK ONE is a classic boot with a modern twist, combining heritage and high performance. The leather-based boot is limited to a run of 2,000 pairs, with a …

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Catching Up With Concave – A Return to the US Market?

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A few years back, Australian brand Concave were in the midst of a large marketing campaign in the US, attempting to push their PT+ boots to a new set of players. It proved only mildly successful and the brand took the option of scaling back. In the time since, they have taken a …

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