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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 Tiempo Legend 6 Released in “Total Crimson”

Tiempo Legend Total Crimson

It is not often you see a new Tiempo Legend colorway get such a splashy promotional release. But it seems the folks at Nike really want to place a direct emphasis on how eye-cathchingly sharp this latest Tiempo Legend 6 looks. Featuring a Total Crimson upper, these will be part …

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How Does Primeknit 16.1 Fit? (And Other Questions Answered)

Primeknit 16 Review

Just last week, adidas introduced us to another of their tech advanced boots, this one in the form of Ace 16.1 Primeknit. Featuring a higher than usual ankle collar and knit right through the upper, this second generation release is intended to offer players a completely different type of in-game …

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Adidas ACE16+ PURECONTROL – Laceless Boot Review

PURECONTROL Review

As part of their mission to revolutionize the game, adidas has released what is the most competitive laceless boot ever to hit the market. The Ace16+ PURECONTROL is a boot that relies on compression knit to keep your feet locked down through wear. The idea of boots without laces is …

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Adidas Release Ace16+ PURECONTROL in Core Black

Black adidas Ace16 PURECONTROL

Following up on the intro colorway, adidas has gone somewhat more traditional with the second Ace16+ PURECONTROL release. Featuring a very clean Core Black/Neon Green upper design, this is a look that is sure to draw some extra attention. When you add in the chrome finish seen on the soleplate, …

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Ace16+ PURECONTROL vs Magista Obra – Which to Choose?

One of the most common question that has surfaced regarding the heavily promoted Adidas Ace16+ PURECONTROL to date is how they compare with the Nike Magista Obra? Laces aside, the boots are intended to provide players with a similar style of premium in-game performance. And when you also factor in the knit upper design, …

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Nike Free Mercurial Superfly – Wolf Grey/Game Royal Edition

If you are looking for a shoe that remasters Cristiano Ronaldo’s off-pitch off-pitch style, these Nike Free Mercurial Superfly are a must have. Although not the signature CR7 version, this Wolf Grey/Game Royal version is seriously on-point and in my opinion, the best colorway in the series to date. In order to create it, a flexible …

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adidas Ace 16.1 Primeknit Released

adidas continue to dazzle the market with revolutionary new releases, today’s introduction of ACE 16.1 PRIMEKNIT providing a completely new level of performance. For the first time, Primeknit covers the whole upper of the boot for total 360 degree control allowing players to boss everyone, with every touch, every part …

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Neymar Gets Custom ‘Ousadia Alegria’ Hypervenom Phantom II

Neymar Hypervenom Featured

This release seems to cement the fact that Neymar is set to continue as the lead athlete wearing the Hypervenom silo, as Nike treat him to these custom Hypervenom Phantom II. Neymar Jr.’s new “Ousadia Alegria” boots embody an expression the athlete lives by and has tattooed on his calves. Translating to “daring” …

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Up Close – Puma evoPOWER 1.3 Presentation Case

evoPOWER 1.3 Presentation Case

Something that Puma continually do really well is produce quality presentation cases to showcase their latest masterpieces. Earlier this week, we got to taste the new evoPOWER 1.3 firsthand, as they arrived in this up-style, vibrant colored box. Coming off the heels of the special edition Camo version, this new evoPOWER 1.3 …

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Adidas Ace 15.1 Primeknit CG Turf – A Pro Players Take

Adidas Ace 15.1 Primeknit CG Turf review

One of the cool things about adidas Primeknit is how adidas has broadened it’s scope beyond just FG boot releases. For those that like a little indoor or on-a-whim street soccer, you can now take advantage of the highly regarded, pliable form material as you play. The Ace 15.1 Primeknit …

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Nike Tiempo Legend 6 – Complete Boot Review

Nike Tiempo 6 Unboxing

The release of the Nike Tiempo Legend 6 produced little in terms of surprise when they dropped in November. In a world where dynamic mid-cut collars seem to rule Nike’s line-up, having a classic silhouette that evokes heritage appeal is absolutely invaluable. There are, however, several key updates and features …

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How Does The Ace16+ PURECONTROL Fit? (And Other Questions Answered)

Adidas ACE16+ PURECONTROL

A new wave of boot technology has arrived – both as a market release and also in our door earlier today! There is a lot of talk about what the Adidas Ace16+ PURECONTROL has on offer and if they are a fad or something can maintain a place on the …

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Up Close – Under Armour Speedform Goes Black/Graphite

Under Armour SpeedForm Black Graphite

Coming off their most successful year to date, Under Armour has placed a stealth design on their best performing boots to date. And these boots are a real winner. The UA Speedform CRM gets the treatment, with a Black/Graphite/Neon color scheme gracing the upper of the boot. The actual pattern on the …

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How To Get Your Pair of Ace16+ PURECONTROL Shipped Today!

PURECONTROL Order

For those interested in picking up a pair of Adidas Ace16+ PURECONTROL, this could prove very useful. Released today, we got word that soccer.com has an EXCLUSIVE offer that allows them to ship a limited number of pairs that are sold today. In other words, there are pairs “In-Stock and Ready-To Ship” …

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