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Battle-Sox: A Review in Brief

Battle-Sox in packaging

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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Top Tricks and Tips For Cleaning Your Dirty Soccer Cleats

Dirty Boots

As we head into spring and pitches turn a little muddier, keeping your boots clean and free of dirt becomes even more important. If you intend to keep your pair through a full season, you need to ensure you are taking the correct steps to keep them in top shape. …

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Customs and Concepts: settpace

F50Cascadia

We move onto the second edition of Customs:; where every week or so we’ll feature designs from some of the best and brightest Instagram customization artists. This weeks feature is the UK based Marlon Feeney Thompson, or as he’s known on Instagram settpace. Once again we’ve selected some of his most interesting …

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Ace16+ PURECONTROL vs Magista Obra – Which to Choose?

Magista vs PURECONTROL

One of the most common question that has surfaced regarding the heavily promoted Adidas Ace16+ PURECONTROL to date is how they compare with the Nike Magista Obra? Laces aside, the boots are intended to provide players with a similar style of premium in-game performance. And when you also factor in the knit upper design, …

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Customs and Concepts: footballfactoryita

Vapor X Concept

If you’re familiar with the rise of former Nike and now current Adidas designer Denis Dekovic, you’ll probably know that he started out; as a young man with an idea. In 1994 he submitted some ideas for basketball shoes (of all things) to Nike, but was rebuffed, as Nike “does …

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The 25 Biggest Boot Stories of 2015!

2015 Biggest Boot Stories

What a year 2015 has been in the boot world! From exquisite designs to funky technology and everything in between, there hasn’t been a week where we’ve been left exposed to boredom. We’ve had new brands enter the market and seen the end of some classic silos. Rather than just running …

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The Boots That Should be Top of Your Christmas WishList!

Ace vs X Primeknit

With only 10 days to go until Christmas, we wanted to check in with a list of boots that we think should be on your wishlist. By now, you have probably made your decision on the boots you want and they might even be wrapped under the tree already. But, …

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Top Deals Still Available After Black Friday!

Post Black Friday 15 Sales

Obviously, a lot of boots were sold yesterday but there are still a lot of deals still up for grabs. Most notable, the soccer.com $20 off any $100 order that is still running right through Sunday. It is the area we wanted to focus on for this post! Above is a selection …

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Black Friday 2015 – Complete List of Soccer Deals

Black Friday featured

It is that time of year again and we are back with out annual Black Friday Soccer Deal Recap. This is when stores go sale crazy and you can get ahead of the game with some incredible deals. If you’ve been part of our recaps in the past, you will …

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SKLZ Quickster Soccer Trainer – Rebounder Review

SKLZ Rebounder featured

When it comes to getting some training in on your own, all you really need is a ball and a wall. But, for those that want to add an extra dynamic, you should definitely have a rebounder. There are many on the market to choose from right now, but one of …

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More Euro 2016 Kits, Plus The Reversible Germany Away Jersey!

German Away Team

It has been a busy week of international action and with that has come a whole line-up of new kit releases. Adidas and Puma have lead the way with some pretty special designs. Case in point has to be the new German away kit, that is actually reversible, providing players with …

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Slickdeals – How to Get the Best Deal on New Boots

Slickdeals Soccer Article

From time to time, we get requests from top websites for valuable boot information. One of the latest came from a site called Slickdeals, who wanted some tips on “How to Get the Best Deal on New Soccer Cleats.” As you are probably aware, we are all about a good deal and ways …

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The Flat Toe Boot Is Real – “Serafino 4th EDGE”

Serafino 4th EDGE

Don’t adjust your screen – this is actually a boot that has the potential to reach market in the next few months! The brand is called Serafino and the boot is called 4th EDGE. The bizarre idea is to provide players with a 4th lethal kicking surface, other than instep, …

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G-Form Pro-S Shin Guard Review

G-Form Pro S Guards feaured

One part of your gear that most players give little thought to is their shin guards. We wear them in play, and usually throw them in our bag until the next game or training session. They become the one piece of your equipment that you don’t really pay to much …

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