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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.

Nike “Elite Pack” Released

Nike Elite Pack

With the new season underway, Nike Soccer has introduced their latest set of boots in the form of the Elite Pack. For the first time, all four of Nike’s latest released Soccer silos — Magista, Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo — are represented in one pack, along with a request from players to “Join …

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Nike Magista Obra 2 – Boot Review

When they were released to market, the original Nike Magista Obra provided players with a completely new type of performance not experienced before. With the introduction of the Magista 2 and the “evolution of touch and traction”, they have continued to push boundaries and taken the intro design to another …

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What Makes The Joma Super Regate A Top Futsal Option?

Joma Super Regate Featured

A short-sided, indoor focused boot that is always worth taking a look at is the craft Joma Super Regate. Designed to be a lightweight “trick” style boot, they have quickly become a fan favorite for their pliable nature. This is the type of lightweight shoe that allows players to be …

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The History of Boots Worn By Paul Pogba #POGBOOM

When it comes to boots, Paul Pogba is one of very few players in the World that has continually picked and chosen the pairs he wants to wear. After leaving Manchester United, he jumped between Nike and adidas boots as he looked for the perfect fit. This past March, he signed a …

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The Return – Limited Edition Neymar x JORDAN Hypervenom

Neymar Jordan Hypervenom featured

This could be interesting. One of the hottest boot collaborations of recent times is making a dramatic limited edition return, as soccer.com gets ready to unleash a restock of the custom NJR X JORDAN Hypervenom. When they were released in early June, the response from fan was pretty insane. The …

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Nike Magista vs Hypervenom – Comparing The Latest Releases

Hypervenom vs Magista featured

When the Nike Magista 2 was released a few weeks back, there was a number of players that immediately pointed out how they were very similar looking to the third generation Hypervenom series. One of the most notable similarities is the use of performance texturing across the upper, it creates …

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adidas Take PURECONTROL and PURECHAOS To “Dark Space”

Dark Space from adidas

As the new season quickly approaches, adidas has unleashed stealthy blackout versions of both the X 16+ PURECHAOS and ACE 16+ PURECONTROL series. Labelled as the “Dark Space” pack, both boots offer a clean look that will please traditionalists out there who want a classic look to go with modern performance. What …

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Up Close – “Pitch Dark” Nike Superfly V

Mercurial Superfly Pitch Dark featured

Coming off our comprehensive review of the Nike Superfly V, it made sense to follow-up with an up close look at the second colorway release in the series. This Black/Total Crimson version was released as part of the Pitch Dark Pack and provides a stealthier look in the speed focused …

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adidas Release Limited Edition Update of 99g – World’s Lightest Boot

adizero 99gram featured

Remember the incredible adidas adizero 99g that were released last year? Well, the second edition of the world’s lightest boot was revealed today, limited to just 299 pairs. And in case your were wondering, 99g equals 3.5oz! At around half the weight of a regular boot, the adizero 99g boot features a 1mm polyamide …

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Nike Mercurial Superfly V – Boot Review

One of this summer’s blockbuster releases came in the form of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V. The fifth version of Nike’s total speed silo features some serious upgrades, with a textured Flyknit upper and an anatomical soleplate highlighting the tech specs. When you are the boot of choice for a …

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Up Close – Nike Magista Obra 2 “Black Pack” Reaction

Magista Obra 2 Pitch Dark

Just released yesterday, we were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the very first pairs of the second Nike Magista Obra 2 colorway. Swaying right across the color spectrum, this release is vastly different from the intro version. Although it looks like a Blackout, the upper actually …

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Paul Pogba Teases Man Utd; “First Never Follow”

Man Utd Blah

Well this is interesting timing! With all the endless Paul Pogba speculation and gossip circulating across social media right now, adidas went and dropped this teaser today. Included in the video is a still shot of a Man Utd billboard with the word “BLAH” etched across it. A cryptic message …

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Nike Release “Pitch Dark” Magista 2

For those who have been awaiting a new Nike Magista Obra 2 colorway that doesn’t look like a colorful heat-map, this version drops today. When released, the Pitch Dark Pack was missing a Magista boot, giving the first indication that an updated edition was on the way. This Black/Total Crimson …

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A Very, Very Rare adidas Mundial Team TF Deal!

If you have Amazon Prime, here is another deal I stumbled on that should help some of you traditionalists save on a new pair of ever classic adidas Mundial Team TF. I’m a big fan of this deal (and Amazon Prime in general) as it is listed $20 below the soccer.com price, …

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