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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.

World Cup Giveaway – SoccerCleats101 Style

World Cup fever is setting in and although Ireland won’t be there, I am still very excited to watch the worlds best players (all except Thierry Henry) playing on the biggest stage in South Africa for the first time ever. In celebration (and because I like making you guys happy), …

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Adidas F50 adizero: Leather vs Synthetic

After reviewing the Synthetic version and the Leather version of the Adidas F50 adizero, many of you were keen to know how they performed against each other. Well, without making you all wait any longer, here is the full scoop and a simple comparison of both boots side by side. …

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Jabulani Ball Controversy

With all the current hype about the Jabulani, I thought it would be a good time to point out the review of the ball that we did back in January. Goalkeepers seem to be the primary ones discussing and denouncing the World Cup ball because of its unpredictability. After testing, …

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Uhlsport Heavily Represented at World Cup

If you are a goalkeeper, you are probably pretty familiar with Uhlsport. Over the past few months, we have covered some Uhlsport products including the extremely useful Kickschuh Instinckt soccer cleat, designed for both goalkeepers and outfield players. Well, the German giants have ensured they will be highly prominent at …

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Adidas adizero FG Synthetic Review

Finally, the review you have been waiting for, the Adidas adizero! First off, I have to tell you that I was extremely skeptical going into this review. After testing several other speed boots (Nike Superfly and Puma V1.10), there was one question on my mind: “How bad are these going …

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World Cup Preview: Who Will Be Wearing What?

With less than a week to go until the start of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, we take a look at which players will be wearing what footwear. With the worlds best soccer players on show, companies like Nike and Adidas are pulling out the stops to have …

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Adizero Update – “Review in Progress”

For those of you waiting for the Adidas Adizero review it is almost complete. The reason it has taken a little longer than expected is because I am currently reviewing three versions of the Adizero range at once! I have the Black Synthetic FG, Chameleon Synthetic SG and the Chameleon …

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Diadora Kobra K Pro Review

The Diadora Kobra K has been released just in time for the 2010 World Cup. In recent times, Diadora have been pretty quiet, and it seems like we have been waiting a while for the Italian giants to bring us something new. We know that Diadora have already established a …

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Nike WTF?!? Futsal League Kicks Off Tonight

Tonight the Nike WTF?!? Futsal League kicks off at the Nike Montalban in downtown Hollywood, and I will be representing with a team from the FinalThird.com. It should be a pretty cool evening as always at the Montalban, soccer on the rooftop and DJ’s playing on the sideline. Fun times. …

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Pre-World Cup Giveaway – Umbro Stealth Pro

Giveaway Update: We have closed voting and chosen a winner….. Julien with “I am sly like a fox, you won’t see me until my shot is in the back of the net.” Congrats Julien, check your email! —————————————————————– Over the next few weeks we will be giving away several pairs …

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Johnny Alcaraz Heads to Australia in Nike Miracles

Former Houston Dynamo midfielder Johnny Alcaraz takes off today on a quest to make a name for himself outside of the US Australia is his destination, with the hopes that he can sign a professional contract in time for the start of the new Hyundai A-League, which kicks off in …

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Lotto Fuerzapura L100 Review

The Lotto Fuerzapura might be difficult to pronounce and to spell, but this cleat is a simple, well balanced boot designed to perform on the field. In Spanish, Fuerza Pura means Pure Force giving you the impression that Lotto have designed these to be a power cleat, and after testing …

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Messi and Villa: F50 adiZero Speed on Speed

Two weeks after the release of the adidas F50 adiZero at a speed themed event in Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, it was announced that Spanish star David Villa and Lionel Messi would be teammates at Barcelona next season. Back on May 11th, both players posed for pictures in front of …

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Eurosport Giveaway – Free with $25 Purchase

If you were thinking of getting a new pair of boots now might be the perfect time (or excuse.) The team at Eurosport are giving away a free ball or World Cup t-shirt (you get to choose) with every $25 purchase as a reward to those who helped them reach …

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