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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.

Up Close – adidas X16+ Purechaos “Red Limit”

X16+ Purechaos Red Limit

Taking a step back real quick, we picked up a pair of adidas X16+ Purechaos that were released as part of the highly rated Red Limit collection a few months back. Since the collection is still available, I wanted to update with some details on how tey perform and what …

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adidas ACE17+ Purecontrol – Laceless Boot Review

Adidas Ace17+ Primeknit Boot Review

We are already moving on to the second generation laceless ACE17+ Purecontrol boot release from adidas, and this one is again filled with intricate pieces of advanced technology. In order to create a laceless boot, you have to be sure it comes together to produce an ideal form fit that won’t fall …

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What You Need To Know About The Current Concave Line-Up

As is the case with any brand, sharing the messaging behind their signature boots is key to getting fans invested. Sometimes the messaging can be unclear, but that definitely isn’t the case with the current Concave line-up. Over the past few years, the brand has been somewhat missing from the …

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Nike Hypervenom 3 – How To Get Your Hands on a Pair Today

Hypervenom Phantom 3 DF

If you have been waiting on the new Nike Hypervenom 3, today is the day that they officially hit the market. Those that want to be the first wearing a pair can now pick them up, find the entire line-up available at soccer.com. Everything about this boot is geared toward …

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MESSI16+ Pureagility Joins the Blue Blast Collection

adidas Messi16 Blue Blast

The latest colorway (not necessarily boot) to be worn by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Leo Messi, comes with an electrifying combo of colors. On top, the adidas MESSI16+ Pureagility feature Blast Blue with some Black undertone thrown in to create a more subtle effect. This blends into a Pink layer, and …

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adidas adds X16+ Purechaos to the Blue Blast Collection

New adidas Blue Blast X16

Adding to the Blue Blast collection, adidas today unveiled an updated look for the X16+ Purechaos. Featuring a mix of striking blue through the forefoot and flash pink on the heel, it is a release that compliments the series. They will be worn by the likes of global stars Gareth Bale, Thomas Müller …

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How does the Checkered Black Ace17+ Purecontrol Fit?

Purecontrol Checkered Black

One of the most frequent questions we receive in relation to the adidas Ace17+ Purecontrol series is how do they fit without laces? It is a very valid question given their technical design. First off, lets talk about the new Checkered Black version of Purecontrol that was recently released. The …

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First Look at the Under Armour Clutchfit 3.0

UA Clutchifit 3.0 Up Close

Without a doubt, one of the most proactive brands on the market right now is Under Armour. Their releases are continually smart and efficient, with a focus on the key fundamentals of comfort and simple, yet effective, innovative tech specs. The latest is the UA Clutchfit 3.0, the third release …

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Concave Volt+ FG – Complete Boot Review

concave-volt-boots

Over the past few years, we have seen many different styles of tech advanced boots released on the market. None has offered anything quite like what Concave has produced, with the brand offering their own unique take on the ideals of a “power” boot. Since we were first introduced to their boots …

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Carli Lloyd’s Custom Nike Mercurial Superfly V

Carli Lloyd Superfly featured

Fresh off being named the 2016 women’s world player of the year, Nike presented Carli Lloyd with a pretty nifty pair of Custom Mercurial Superfly boots. Lloyd, who has a nine-year legacy as a Nike athlete, was given freedom of expression in creating the boots, adding text across the upper that …

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Wayne Rooney’s Custom Nike Hypervenom WR250

Hypervenom WR250

This past weekend, Wayne Rooney notched his 250th goal for Manchester United, becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer. To celebrate Rooney’s achievements, Nike introduces a special edition Hypervenom WR250. The boot features the colors Rooney dons for both club and country: red and white. To highlight Rooney’s new record, a special logo was created …

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Are adidas Releasing a Yeezy Ultra Boost Football Boot?

adidas Yeezy Ultra Boost

You might recall the custom pair of Yeezy ACE15.3 boots we featured just over a year ago. At that point, the concept of creating a real Yeezy soccer shoe was somewhat novelty. And although it continues to be novelty, adidas has apparently created an american football version that are set to test the market. The …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED SL II K “Whiteout”

Whiteout evoSPEED SL K

Weighing in at 5.2oz, the Puma evoSPEED SL II K is the lightest ever k-leather game boot released to market. You have got to appreciate Puma’s willingness to push boundaries with evolutionary style designs and tech specs. Built on the same principles as the mainstay evoSPEED silos, a minimalist, extremely …

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Chaos Aztec Soccer Ball Review

Chaos Ball Featured

A few weeks back we introduced you to Chaos Soccer Gear, a brand producing what could be the most visually stunning ball on the market. The Aztec features an extremely graphic designs, with images depicting the power of the Aztec Empire layering the surface of the ball. With a 32-panel …

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