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Dimitri Payet And His “Mercurial” Boots

Dimitri Payet Soccer Cleats

The star of the show at Euro 2016 thus far has most definitely been Dimitri Payet. The French midfielder made a name for himself at West Ham last season and has cemented his place in a very solid French side thanks to some quality performances. Goals in both group games to …

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What Soccer Boots Are Actually Worth +$250?

Top Tier Soccer Boots

I’ve had some interesting conversations lately surrounding boots and one question that stood out was based on whether or not high-end boot price were worth the money. If I HAD to buy a pair that cost +$250 or more, which pairs would they be? Given the current market, and the fact I’m always …

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The Terrace Club Co – What Is In Box #1?

Terrace Club Soccer Box featured

Edition #1 of the first ever soccer subscription box arrived at our door last week, as the Terrace Club looked to make a strong impression with fans who put faith in being the first to sign-up. If you haven’t heard of the Terrace Club, the concept is simple; you sign-up …

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The Most Important Soccer Balls of Summer 2016

Soccer Balls Summer 2016

With top European league action closing out out their seasons, you might be worried about suffering a soccer hangover. Thankfully, this summer is set to be huge with some HUGE international tournaments. The Euro Championships, Copa America, Olympics and of course the continuation of the domestic MLS season will fill …

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SKLZ Goalshot – Does It Build True Goal Scorers?

SKLZ Goalshot Shooting

Just last week, SKLZ officially announced the introduction of their technically upgraded Goalshot to the market. You are probably familiar with Goalshot; a training device that sits on a full size soccer goal and allows you to work on shot accuracy. Cutouts in the corner give you areas to focus …

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Puma Reveal SL Footchi Prototype – First Ever Upperless Boot

Upperless Puma

Puma continue to pave the way with revolutionary designs, today announced the first ever “upper-less” boot. The prototype Puma SL Footchi is designed to enhance the natural mobility and movements of the foot, harnessing a comfortable and secure soleplate as your balance point. It really was only a matter of time before we saw a brand …

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SKLZ Soccer Strong Review – Whats In The Box?

SKLZ Soccer Strong featured

For players in need of a new way to improve their game, the SKLZ Soccer Strong package is definitely worth checking out. For most, being on the ball is a key step for improvement, but there is also an added element where a direct focus on power, strength and speed …

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Customs and Concepts: Swoosh Customs

Vapor Liquid Safari

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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What is the Serafino 4th Edge? (And Other Questions Answered)

4th Edge feature

A few months back, you might recall we introduced you to a crazy new prototype boot in the form of Serafino 4th Edge. At that point, the concept boot was going through Kickstarter funding as the brand looked to increase development. Well, this week a real life pair arrived in, and …

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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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