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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.

Umbro: Customize Your Speciali

Voting closed, and 10 finalists were selected on November 5th 2009!! There is a great competition involving designing a soccer cleat going on over at Umbro. Umbro is giving aspiring designers, or creative soccer players, the opportunity to design the soles of the Umbro Speciali. 11 lucky winners will have …

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Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly Orion Blue/Metallic Silver/Obsidian

This has to be one of the strangest color combo’s I have seen on a cleat in a while! The newest color version of the Nike Vapor Superfly in an Orion Blue/Metallic Silver/Obsidian/Max Orange color has been released on the US market. All the cleats in the Superfly range have a …

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Umbro Speciali Review

I find it intriguing how different companies approach different market places. One example of this is Umbro. Back in Ireland (where I grew up), Umbro is seen to be one of the absolute leaders in terms of footwear and soccer gear. Yet, here in the US, the company has taken a …

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Puma V1.10 US Release Set for 10/10

Oh yes! The Puma V1.10 is set to be released in the US in less than 1 month, and we can not wait! In less than a week, we will start to review the eagerly anticipated release of the newest Puma soccer cleat, a cleat that Puma dub to be their “lightest and …

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FRS Review For Soccer Players

One question I have been meaning to tackle in recent times is whether or not FRS is suitable for soccer players. If you are not familiar with FRS it is the energy drink that athletes like Lance Armstrong and Derek Fisher swear by and use while competing at the highest …

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Nicklas Bendtner’s Pink Cleats Up For Sale!

That’s right, you can get your hands on the actual pair of cleats the Bendtner wore in the Champions put his notorious pink s League match between Arsenal FC and Dynamo Kiev at Emirates Stadium in London on the 25th of November 2008. Bendtner also scored the goal in that …

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SC101 – A Personal Shout Out!

With only one month to go to the one year anniversary of SC101'S beginning, we wanted to use a post to give ourselves a personal shout out and let you know where and how to find us, and also tell you about some plans we have down the line.

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Soccer Cleats Coupon: 15% Off (Sept 4th to 7th)

Quick deal to watch out for this weekend to help you save if you are thinking of buying some gear/cleats. It is the Friends & Family Sale and you can save 15% on your entire order by using code: 1FF15 at checkout over at Soccer.com. The offer runs from 3 pm …

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Reebok Instante Pro: Ryan Giggs is Reebok’s Prize Asset

How many times in the past have we heard that Ryan Giggs is ‘past it’ or ‘over the hill’! I remember when Giggs was 29 (around the 2004/05 Premier League Season) people were calling for him to leave Old Trafford, and there was a lot of speculation about Ferguson transferring …

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Lionel Messi in New Personalized Adidas F50

If you like the Adidas F50i soccer cleat range, you are going to want to check out the cleats that Lionel Messi debuted in European Super Cup. Messi wore a very unique version of the F50i, in a special design that signifies his home country, Argentina. FC Barcelona beat UEFA Cup holders Shakhtar Donetsk …

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Concave Discuss the New Range of Soccer Cleats

The recent release on the advanced Concave range of soccer cleats has people asking ‘what the heck is all this new technology about?’ Recently, we had the opportunity to review the Concave PT+, resulting in pretty positive results, although it left me with questions about how a company could come up with this unusual design. In order to …

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Nike Mercurial Vapor Berry Still Available!

It's true! The ever popular, top selling, extremely funky looking Nike Vapor Berry (or as it really is Pink) is still available to buy at one online store....eBay! Yes that's right, eBay. We get daily requests on how to get a pair of the impossible to get cleats and we redirect our request to one page. Over the past few months there have been days when only one pair is available, and days when there are several. As of today there are 4 pairs available in several prices.

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Diadora Maracana Turf Cleat Review

When playing on turf I usually go straight for firm ground shoes, but recently I started wearing turf specific shoes during training. I have to say that they have been working out real well! The reason I prefer firm ground cleats is because they feel more natural too me, especially as a winger as …

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Huge Soccer Cleat Sale Going on Right Now!

It might be the right time to get your hands on a new pair of cleats. I just noticed that soccer.com are having a huge ‘End of Summer Sale’, and it includes top range cleats from Nike Mercurial Vapor V’s to Adidas Predators. Here are a few that would be …

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