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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.

Recapping the Most Recent Limited Edition Boot Releases

Mercurial X EA SPORTS Original Box

What a crazy, wild roller coaster ride the past few months have been in the boot world. Limited edition releases and new “Packs” are being introduced before we’ve had a chance to truly digest the previous release. In all the madness, I’m sure there are a few of you that …

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How Nike Is Creating A “Traction Revolution”

Over the past few seasons, Nike has been working in-depth to advance a somewhat unseen part of the boot; the soleplate. Traction is an aspect of boots the we as players somewhat take for granted, primarily because their have been minimal changes underfoot through the years. And when it comes …

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Nike Ordem 4 Receives Winter Hi-Vis Update

Nike Ordem Hi-Vis 4 Featured

It is incredible how quickly winter evenings and reduced daylight is currently closing in. To deal with this on pitches across Europe’s top leagues – the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A TIM – Nike has introduced their annual signature Hi-Vis ball. The current version, Nike Ordem 4 Hi-Vis, features a seasonally optimized color scheme …

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How Has Puma Taken The Puma evoPOWER 1.3 Into Fall 2016?

If there is an underrated boot on the market right now, it is the Puma evoPOWER 1.3. Rather than being a problem related to the boot, the underrated factor is born because of the flow from top release evoPOWER 1 to the somewhat subpar evoPOWER 1.2. The latter just didn’t …

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Saturday Only – Take An Extra 25% Off Sale Boots!

wegotsoccer-25off

If you are looking to pick up new boots this weekend, WeGotSoccer is absolutely the place to go. They are having a special sale event, in-store and online, where you can take an additional 25% off anything in their sale section. This includes clearance soccer shoes, equipment and apparel. Use code …

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What Players Should Consider the Mizuno “MIJ” Collection?

When Mizuno label a boot with “MIJ”, you are immediately entitled to associate them with extreme quality. “Made In Japan” basically means that the boots are handcrafted in Japan without stressing out about how long it takes to piece them together. Digging a little deeper, each pair is placed and shaped …

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Nike “Floodlights Pack” Released

Nike Floodlights Pack Featured

As we head deeper into Autumn, the days are getting shorter and the lights need to be turned on at an earlier hour. With all of that in mind, Nike has released a new Floodlights Pack, featuring all 4 key silo’s – Magista, Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo – in wildly …

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Nike Mercurial X EA Sports Released Today!

Mercurial x EA SPORTS available

If you want to be one of the 1,500 to pick up a pair of the special edition collaboration Nike Mercurial X EA Sports, today is the day! Given the popularity of the quirky pixelated, 16-bit graphic design, there is no way that these hang around through the day. Find them available at soccer.com …

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Nike MagistaX Proximo II – The Colorways Released To Date!

magistax proximo colorways

Since their introduction to the market, player feedback on the MagistaX Proximo series has been incredibly positive. An extremely responsive upper is matched with a new fit ankle collar to provide perfect fit and balance for indoor and street play. MagistaX is expressly designed for advanced level playmakers. To further facilitate swift …

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adidas Release “Stellar Pack”, PURECHAOS and PURECONTROL

adidas-purechaos-and-purecontrol-stellar-pack

Another day and another set of quality releases from adidas that are gaining plenty of positive attention already, this one unveiled as the Stellar Pack. Inspired by the “light side of the moon”, both boots feature a White/Gold colorway and come in adidas’ X16+ PURECHAOS and Ace 16+ PURECONTROL silos. The one …

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Landon Donovan’s Return; What Boots Is He Wearing?

His return from retirement has been the shock talk of the town over the past few weeks, and last weekend he even managed to score his first MLS regular-season goal since September 2014. But an even bigger talking point (from our perspective) are those blackout boots that Landon Donovan has been wearing on-pitch. …

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Limited Edition Nike MERCURIAL X EA SPORTS

Nike has teamed up with EA Sports to create a special edition Mercurial Superfly to “celebrate innovation”. The MERCURIAL X EA SPORTS features all the performance you’d expect from the Mercurial Superfly combined with authentic EA Sports iconography across the design, highlighting the progression from 16-bit graphics on the original ‘94 game …

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Best Soccer Balls To Check Out This Fall

Best Soccer Balls 2016

As we had into the all important Fall soccer schedule, I’m sure there are many of you that are considering picking up a new, high-quality ball. The best coaches and players in the world will tell you that you that in order to reach the next level, you’ll need to have …

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If You Want A Pair of Nike Tiempo Pirlo…..

Tiempo Pirlo Limited Edition

There seems to be some confusion surrounding the US release of the limited edition Nike Tiempo Pirlo, especially since Pirlo himself has been wearing them in MLS games already. Earlier today, they dropped and sold-out in the UK, on the date that Nike stated they would be released during their advertising campaign. …

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