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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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Up Close – New Balance Visaro Pro in “White/Toxic”

Visaro White Toxic Featured

New Balance welcomed in their spring collection with this bright and vibrant White/Toxic version of the Visaro Pro. The reaction to date has been very positive, with fans loving the neon lime pop that is added to a primary white upper. What provides something a little extra is the detailing …

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Up Close – Nike Free Hypervenom 2

Free Hypervenom 2 featured

A few weeks back, I took a chance and picked up a fresh pair of the combined soccer/running inspired Nike Free Hypervenom 2 FS that were listed at a ridiculously good price. In the past, I’ve been hesitant about the Hypervenom shoe series in the past – mostly related to fit …

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Adidas X15.2 – Up Close, Plus A Summary Boot Review

X15.2 Feature Review

For many players in need of an economical boot option, choosing the mid-tier release in the X15 series is the way to go. Focused on “Chaos”, the adidas X15.2 holds a very similar look to the top of the line X15.1 model, and it takes an up close look to …

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Joma Top Flex Indoor – Up Close With the 2016 Edition

Joma Top Flex

Over the past few seasons, Joma has been a brand that has fluctuated up and down between their newest releases. As we enter 2016, it seems like there is some intent for a fresh resurgence in the US, with a push to create much needed exposure. Case in point this …

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Up Close – Nike Magista Obra BHM

Nike Magista Obra BHM

They came, they saw and they sold out. It wasn’t an unexpected story when the colorful Nike Magista Obra BHM arrived this morning, as each of the available pairs was claimed within the first 10 minutes. Besides the importance of the meaning, the visual design really seems to have resonated with …

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Up Close – Neymar “Ousadia Alegria” Hypervenom Phantom II

Ousadia Alegria Hypervenom featured

Two different boot designs but one key message; welcome in ‘Ousadia’ and ‘Alegria’, or Neymar’s new custom Hypervenom Phantom II. It has taken time to come to fruition, but the dynamic 24-year old Brazilian now has his own signature line-up that embodies the joy and self expression of living and playing soccer. Bruno …

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Up Close – Puma evoPOWER 1.3 Presentation Case

evoPOWER 1.3 Presentation Case

Something that Puma continually do really well is produce quality presentation cases to showcase their latest masterpieces. Earlier this week, we got to taste the new evoPOWER 1.3 firsthand, as they arrived in this up-style, vibrant colored box. Coming off the heels of the special edition Camo version, this new evoPOWER 1.3 …

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Up Close – Under Armour Speedform Goes Black/Graphite

Under Armour SpeedForm Black Graphite

Coming off their most successful year to date, Under Armour has placed a stealth design on their best performing boots to date. And these boots are a real winner. The UA Speedform CRM gets the treatment, with a Black/Graphite/Neon color scheme gracing the upper of the boot. The actual pattern on the …

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A Deeper Look Inside The 3.6oz evoSPEED SL in Safety Yellow

Since their release, the Puma evoSPEED SL has created quite a stir and a lot of interesting conversations. The focus point surrounds the durability and 10 game lifespan of the 103grams or 3.6oz boot. It is incredible that a boot can weigh so little, so it should come as no surprise that …

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Up Close – Under Armour Clutchfit 2.0 Release Colorway

UA Clutchfit Force

If there is a brand that is headed confidently in an upward march at the moment, it is Under Armour. There is an air of positivity surrounding the brand and they are steadily gaining new aficionados as they continue to churn out top performing boots. Welcome in the release colorway …

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Introduction To The Adidas Ace 16+ TKRZ

Ace16+ TKRZ

Labeling the Adidas Ace 16+ TKRZ as “one of the most unusual pair of soccer shoes I have ever seen” is definitely not an understatement. Rather than being a regular styled boot, these are geared toward players that aim to master tricks needed to boss the cage. Think about the best small-sided footballers that need total 360 …

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The Umbro Speciali Eternal and its Special Edition Box

Speciali Eternal

They are not currently available in the US, but those of you appreciate classically inspired boots are sure to appreciate an up close look at the Umbro Speciali Eternal. These boots were released earlier this year as the Double Diamond looks to compete against the likes of the Adidas Gloro …

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Up Close – New Balance Visaro K-Leather Edition

New Balance Visaro K

It is no secret that we haven’t been big fans of New Balance and their range of boots released this year. Given the amount of time they had to release their line-up, and the fact they were building off the Warrior brand, we expected some killer performing boots. Yet, that …

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