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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.

Paul Pogba Signs A New Contract With…..

Paul Pogba Adidas

The old saying “Paul Pogba wears what he wants” is going to have a slight twist going forward! Over the past few seasons, we have become familiar seeing Pogba jump between brands and different boot silos. But yesterday, on his 23rd birthday, the three-stripe announced that they have secured his extremely …

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Introducing The Nike Mercurial Superfly V

Superfly V Featured

Earlier today, Nike unleashed their most advanced acceleration machine to date – welcome in Mercurial Superfly V. This latest version of Mercurial Superfly is designed with one thing in mind: SPEED. Every component was created to work in concert towards the singular goal of unleashing a player’s full speed potential and we …

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Nike “Radiant Reveal” Pack Released

Radiant Reveal Pack

In recent weeks, Black and White boots have been all the rage – highlighted by Nike’s own Achomatic Pack. Well, today they went full circle by releasing a fresh new Radiant Reveal Pack that meshes summer colors with all the tech specs you expect to see on Nike boots. If …

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Up Close – New Balance Visaro Pro in “White/Toxic”

Visaro White Toxic Featured

New Balance welcomed in their spring collection with this bright and vibrant White/Toxic version of the Visaro Pro. The reaction to date has been very positive, with fans loving the neon lime pop that is added to a primary white upper. What provides something a little extra is the detailing …

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Adidas Release White “Etch” and Black “Fluid” Packs

adidas are jumping on the achromatic train with the release of two new packs for 2016; welcome in Etch and Fluid. Both of these Limited Collections bring a distinct new look to the ACE 16 and X 15 silos by using ground-breaking design processes. The Fluid boot embodies movement. The …

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Adidas Release Limited Edition Etch Ace 16.1 K-Leather

Adidas Ace Etch

White is the color of purity, and adidas has transcended the look in pretty spectacular fashion on the Ace 16.1 Etch. Added to that, they have turned it into a limited edition release and included a glorious k-leather upper to the mix. The entire upper is made of the super soft …

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Limited Edition 2016 Nike Academy Pack Released

Superfly Academy Pack

Nike know how to do a lot of different designs right, but the simplicity of the Academy Pack is surely their greatest work! Built along the concept of Blackout designs and those that players wear when testing boots before release, it doesn’t get much classier. This is a series that …

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Puma Italy Home Kit 2016 – Presentation Case + “Il Viaggio”

2016 Italy Home Kit Unboxing featured

Gotta love when a random, unidentified package arrives in the door. Last week, this neatly wrapped box was dropped at the door and it took a minute to figure out what it was. Under the brown outer packaging was an Italian styled blue Puma box. The Puma/Italy partnership has produced …

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Up Close – Nike Free Hypervenom 2

Free Hypervenom 2 featured

A few weeks back, I took a chance and picked up a fresh pair of the combined soccer/running inspired Nike Free Hypervenom 2 FS that were listed at a ridiculously good price. In the past, I’ve been hesitant about the Hypervenom shoe series in the past – mostly related to fit …

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Adidas Ace 16.1 Primeknit – Boot Review

Ace16.1 Primeknit

As they look to continue their revolution of the boot market, adidas has released a fresh 2016 edition of their signature knit upper boot with Ace16.1 Primeknit. This time around, the Primeknit material covers the whole upper of the boot for total 360 degree control allowing players to “boss everyone”. A higher …

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Nike Tiempo Legend 6 Goes Achromatic – Plus Gold

Achromatic Nike Tiempo 6

Oh my word; talk about a new release that oozes quality and has a visual appearance that is reminiscent of some former classics! Back in December, Nike released the second colorway in the Tiempo Legend 6 series and they looked pretty darn tasty. This week, they were featured as part of the …

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How To Become Part of New Balance 2016 Blackout Squad

NB Blackout Squad

For most players out there, the dream of becoming a pro, earning a contract and swimming in a pool of free boots is just that ; a dream! But, for those that want a taste of the action, there is always the chance of winning and becoming part of the …

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Nike Release “Achromatic” Tech Craft Pack

Nike Achomatic Tech Craft Pack

For those of you who are fans of Nike’s Tech Craft Packs and want something a little less vibrant rainbow, check out the latest “Achromatic” collection. Achromatic, which means “without color”, produces what is basically a Black/White design. This is about as pure and clean as you will find on any …

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Adidas X15.1 Goes Shock Pink

It has been a while since we’ve seen a high profile pink styled release on the market. Well, adidas has upped the stakes in the chaotic X15.1 series by introducing a Shock Pink version. A touch of Black and Solar Green detailing is added to complete a very visually significant …

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