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Jim Gauthier

Jim is a a licensed massage therapist with a vast knowledge of anatomy and injury. When he is not healing people with his magical abilities, Jim's goal is to provide everyday players with in-depth knowledge from an amateur players perspective. Find him on his Facebook Page for any personal questions or injury help!

Cleatology – Puma v1.08 Tricks

Puma V1.08 Revisited

Going back to 2009 we have here the Puma v1.08 Tricks. Adidas, Nike and Puma were well into the speed boot race in 2008 when the v1.08 was unleashed. Adidas had the interchangeable and customizable f50.8, Nike had the lightest boot at the time in the form of the Vapor IV (7.4 oz) …

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A Case For Turf Boots

Diadora DD-NA 2 Turf Grip

Out of all the questions I field a vast majority of them all come back to the simple “What boots should I get for turf?”. As someone who plays pretty much specifically on turf (at least during the cold and winter months) I am quite the aficionado of what to …

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Puma Evopower 3 TT Review

Here at Soccercleats101 we have developed an appreciation for one of the very few remaining power boot silo on the market in the form of the evoPOWER boots, an affection that even extends to the mid-tier option the Evopower 2. Both options reviewed very highly, the evoPPOWER 2 being called the top mid-tier on the …

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Soccer.com Exchange Process Breakdown

Soccer.com Logo

After a recent mishap in buying the wrong size soccer cleat on soccer.com I have finally gotten the opportunity to test out their customer service department in terms of returns and exchanges. This is important especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday as I’m sure they will be inundated with  lots of returns and exchanges. …

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HO Soccer Turf Protek Flat 2014 Glove Review

In the past three months of playing goal specifically on turf I have gone through two pair of goalie gloves, and not the $15 dollar bargain bin gloves either. I have to splurge on the gloves equipped with finger saves. So after having the turf chew through 2 pairs of …

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Epic Shoebacca Deals on Puma Boots

Puma evoSPEED 1.2 L Profile

Browsing on ShoeBacca today, I stumbled upon some very sweet deals, namely with Puma cleats. Just check it out – I managed to snag a pair of Puma King SL for just $60 saving around $210! That is a crazy saving right there. Other notable deals are for the evoSPEED 1.2 leather for $60 …

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A glance at the Predator Absolado LZ Indoor

So, I got the Predator absolado a few months back when soccer savings was running its amazing “buy one get one for $1” deal. I wasn’t extremely keen on actually using them in game and I only got them so I could get a pair of adiZero for a dollar. However, …

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How Does Correct Self Care Improve Soccer Player Performance?

Soccer Players Stretch

Working in the field of massage therapy has definitely given me the inside view on the toll life takes on the body. Unfortunately most of us learn too late to really take care of our bodies, after all it is the only possession we have from day one to the …

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Adidas Adizero f30 Messi Edition – Boot Review

The adidas f30 and I go way back, it happens to be the first boot I got that wasn’t a lower tier release. The f30 has come a long way since its first installment back in 2004 with the first f50 (its been ten years, woah) and it has been through …

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Germany Lays Brazil to Rest

Brazil came out of the tunnel looking wounded but fierce. An injured Neymar and suspended Thiago Silva left Brazil missing both a key striker and defender. Belting out their national anthem, Neymars Jersey proudly on display, Brazil looked intimidating indeed. Determined, driven, and hungry would be the best way to describe …

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World Cup Boot Recap Day 5 – Fiesta in Group G

Group G is the main headliner today, and also a showing of the underdogs of the top heavy Group F. While the only group F match resulted in no goals, the other two games tallied at 7. Both matches proved to be very entertaining as there was no shortage of …

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The Linesmen – World Cup Lead Up

So Yesterday was the first day of the World Cup and the Croatia Brazil match up was quite a good way to kick it off. There were lots of twists and turns to the match, but here we will be looking at the twists and turns that took place leading …

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Pan Super Sonic III – Boot Review

Pan Supersonic

Straight from Pan, the company from Thailand, I present to you the Pan Super Sonic III (which was also made in Thailand)! Other than my experience with x-blades this is my second jaunt out into the sea of obscure branded cleats. Most of you haven’t heard of the brand until this February …

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PUMA Etereo LT – Turf Review

PUMA Etereo Review

For this review I delve down in to the $60 boot range that is oft looked down upon by savvy cleat connoisseurs and boot snobs alike. Having said that there are still a lot of players on a budget who are still looking for a boot that can perform, or …

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