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Richard Wyatt

When he's not playing deft flicks and through balls with various 7 a side teams, Richard is either enjoying a good brew or enlightening the world with SoccerCleats 101 and the good ship Twitter. Find him on Twitter if you want to know what a Sweeper/Deep Lying Playmaker looks like!

What You Need To Know About the Ryal Dribbling

Ryal Dribbling soccer boots

Every now and again a company will make a pair of boots and they will make you think two things. Why? And then, if you’re a certifiable boot loon quickly follow that up with, you know what I kind of want to get a closer look at them, and see what …

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April Fools? Ryal To Debut A Collared Heritage Boot!

It has to be some kind of weird early April Fools joke, right? That was my first thought while looking up the Instagram account of bespoke handmade Italian boot manufacturer Ryal, and discovering that apparently one of my favorite old school craft-boot (like craft-beer but for the boot world) manufacturers …

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Under Armour To Kit Out Cult German Club FC St. Pauli

St Pauli Under Armour Jersey

As far as new jersey announcements go they tend to get lost if they aren’t a massive club. However, sometimes you get a club with a cult following like German 2 Bundesliga’s FC St. Pauli and they’re treated to a design which is too nice to not mention. Which is …

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Puma Release the Smashing “King Maradona Super”

It’s been thirty years since Diego Maradona scored the “goal of the century” in the quarter finals of the 1986 World Cup against England (no, not that goal, the other one). To celebrate the majesty of “that goal” and Maradona’s performance in the Mexico tournament, Puma have broken out the …

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Nacho Piatti is MLS’ Most Interesting Boot Wearer!

Regular readers might know while I do like modern technology in the boot game, I have a certain loyalty to players who like to keep things simple. It’s why two of my favorite MLS players are pictured above, Columbus Crew’s Federico Higuain and Montreal Impact’s Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Piatti. Not just …

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Neymar To Wear NJR x JORDAN Hypervenom At Olympics

Hypervenom Phantom Neymar Jordan featured

Could this (hopefully) be a sign of things to come? The Jordan Brand is now somewhat officially in the boot game, and they’ve only gone and done so by aligning themselves with one of the more unique players in the world of football in Brazil’s talisman Neymar. It is a …

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Breaking Down The New Adidas Messi16 Range

Messi16 Boot Line Up

With Adidas releasing their new Mercury Pack for the upcoming Copa America Centenario and European Championships, we wanted to give you the skinny on the full range of boots contained within. We’ve covered the Ace silo (due to its earlier release date) with expert opinion shared on both the Ace …

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Nike Brings Back the “Original” Hypervenom Upper

It was relegated to a single quote from Nike Football Footwear VP Max Blau in the release of the Spark Brilliance pack and it read; The upper of the Hypervenom II takes a bit longer to break-in than the Hypervenom I. We provide new boots to our professional players so …

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Dele Alli – PFA Young Player of the Year and His Boots

The Professional Football Association got together over the weekend to hand out their annual awards, as you know Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez took home the big gong as player of the year, but just as important (or more important, if you’re the type of person who wants to over hype …

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Up Close – Adidas Ace 16.1 “Fluid Black” Edition

Ace16.1 Fluid Pack Featured

Given Adidas’ recent introduction of two entirely new boots to the Ace silo (PURECONTROL and Ace 16.1 Primeknit) you’d be forgiven if you thought the updated version of Adidas’ original control boot has fallen a bit by the way side; because it definitely has. While everyone and their dog has been wearing …

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Up Close – Under Armour Speeform’s Fresh Red/White Edition

Under Armour have been making a splash in the boot world over the last 2 years. The company has been aggressive in challenging the major manufacturers by signing up some dynamic young players to sport their boots; I’m thinking specifically of Holland’s Memphis Depay, Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka and Canada’s Janine Beckie of the …

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Adidas Ace 15.1 Top Sala – Indoor Shoe Review

Until recently if you were looking for a pair of Adidas indoor shoes your choices were very limited. However, it seems with the birth of the X, Ace, and Messi lines, Adidas are giving the indoor game the focus it deserves. Recently, we’ve offered our take on the X 15+ Primeknit Court and Norman Levesque …

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Customs and Concepts: Swoosh Customs

Customs and Concepts is back (admittedly tardy, but that’s besides the point), and in this edition we’re featuring one of the most well known Instagrammers in the game Swooshcustoms72. As you can probably tell by his handle, Swoosh is well known for customizing and creating concepts for boots based on …

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Battle-Sox: A Review in Brief

While we tend to focus primarily on boots here at SC101, it isn’t just boot manufacturers who are searching for the latest and greatest technical innovations, it trickles all the way down to the humble sock manufacturers too, on occasion. Enter Battle-Sox a Hong Kong based company who have developed …

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