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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.

Best Looking Boots and the Player Types Wearing Them

X15 Whiteout

Lately, the number of new releases hitting the market has been unprecedented. It seems that every week there is at least a half dozen new colorways for players to choose from. We are not complaining, as it keeps us extremely busy trying as we try to follow the action. This …

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Up Close – Adidas X15+ Primeknit, Chaos Plus Perfect Fit

X15 Primeknit

What do you get when you mix adidas most chaotic boots with the best fitting technology in the world? The adidas X15+ Primeknit, a boot designed to break the norm and provide players with a more balanced level of explosive performance. Between these and Ace15+ Primeknit, the X15+ is more …

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New Nike SOCCRX Colorways Released – Hands On At Nike HQ

MagistaX Red

Nike added some fresh looks to the SCCRX range this past week, increasing their stake in the short sided game. Released as part of the new seasonal colorways is the MagistaX, MercurialX and HypervenomX in both indoor court (IC) and turf (TF) versions that anticipate the surfaces and dynamic underfoot-play …

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USMNT Captain Michael Bradley Signs With Puma

Puma sign Michael Bradley

PUMA announced today it has signed a long-term contract with US international, Michael Bradley, who is set to officially debut his relationship on field during the USA game against Mexico on October 10th. This is a major coup for PUMA, even if it is not a very sexy signing. Bradley is …

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What You Need To Know About the Adidas Ace15+ Primeknit

Ace Primeknit Featured

When we met with them earlier this year, adidas promised some surprises were in store for the Ace and X silos. Well, this is definitely one of them! This week, adidas introduced the Ace15+ Primeknit , a boot designed to highlight the brands key technologies. The performance characteristics of “Control” …

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New Balance Release Limited Edition Visaro and Furon Prototypes

Prototype NB Visaro and Furon

You might recall the Blackout and Whiteout New Balance boots that existed before we knew what the brand was all about. Well, just over a year since their debut on pitches, NB has decided to release some limited edition, “original” prototype, Black and White Visaro and Furon. The limited edition boots …

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Nike Hypervenom II – Exclusive Robert Lewandowski Edition

Lewandowski Hypervenom

Given his performances of late, it was only a matter of time before Nike propelled Robert Lewandowski to the front and center of the Hypervenom II series. They are in need of a fresh lead focal player for the silo, and 12 goals in 4 games offers a pretty pitch …

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Adidas Announce Limited Edition Messi 10/10, Annual Release

Messi Limited Edition 1010 Boot

He might be injured right now, but that hasn’t stopped adidas puling out all the stops for their key athlete. Going forward, adidas want 10/10 to be known as Messi Day, an annual date for the release of a super limited edition boot for Lionel Messi with just 100 pairs …

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Up Close – UA Speedform, Limited Edition Military Camo

UA Camo Speedform

If there is a brand making moves on the market right now, it is Under Armour. The American brand has been producing some of the most comfortable boots on the market of late, with the UA Speedform easily fitting into that bracket. Added to the high performance characteristics, UA has …

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10 Things We Learned At “THE COOP”, Nike HQ

Nike Soccer at the COOP

Last week, we made the trip to Portland for the NWSL final along with a trip to Nike HQ. Nike had several key products on show, including the new 2016 Women’s pack, some fresh SCCRX designs and next season’s Ordem Ball. They also treated us to some time in “THE COOP”, a …

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Nike Unveil Women’s 2016 Cleat Collection

We were on hand this morning in Portland for the release of a fresh new Nike Soccer Women’s Pack; the second standout pack released explicitly for female players. This pack joins the World Cup pack released earlier this year and is officially a 2016 collection. The Hypervenom, Magista and Mercurial …

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Fresh Love For The Nike Magista Obra – Electro Flare Edition

Nike Magista Obra Electro Flare

A boot that really hasn’t received a lot of positive attention in recent times is the Nike Magista Obra. As part of the Electro Flare pack, Nike chose a fresh Green pattern to coat the upper and at first glance it has a mediocre appearance – that was our initial …

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Nike Mercurial Superfly – Electro Flare Edition

Electro Flare Nike Superfly Profiled

With Nike releasing a full set of new releases as part of the Electro Flare Pack, players have ample selection when choosing new boots for fall season. One of those pairs, and probably one of the more popular colorways, comes via the Mercurial Superfly. Designed with shades of Purple, Blue …

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Adidas X15+ and Ace15+ “Primeknit” Released

Ace15+ Primeknit

A few months ago when we spoke to adidas designers about X15 and Ace15, they assured us there were some “game-changing surprises in store”. Today, adidas announced that the boots that redefined the game are now available with an all new Primeknit construction. *Available for pre-order. See the full collection here. Debuting on …

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