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Up Close – adidas Ultra BOOST, The Energy Running Revolution

Adidas Ultra BOOST Running Shoe

It is that time of year when players set their focus on getting into pique physical shape as they attack fall season. With that comes extra fitness sessions and for most, road running. With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at some of the better running shoe options. …

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Up Close – What Made the Limited Edition Adidas 11Pro SL Special?

11Pro SL Review

It only seems like a day ago that we talked about the release of the Adidas 11Pro SL. In fact, it was only 5 months ago. But, the super lightweight release has already passed its expiry date as adidas look to revolutionize their boot offering. That being said, there are …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED 1.3 Dragon, Next Level Graphic

evoSPEED 1.3 Dragon Graphic

Right after their release a few weeks back, I knew I just had to get my hands on a pair of the Puma evoSPEED 1.3 Graphic. From a design perspective, these boots have something extra special going on. We have seen plenty of deeply detailed boots released in the past, but …

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Up Close – Detailing the adiZero f50 Yamamoto “Dragon”

Adidas adiZero f50 Yamamoto Dragon Featured

Last August, adidas released a limited edition collaboration boot with renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, this one labelled the Yamamoto adiZero F50 Dragon. It was the type of ferocious design that immediately grasped attention and had fans wondering what the highly visual graphic was all about. On release, we highlighted …

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Up Close – Nike MagistaX Proximo Goes Total Orange

We’ve covered quite a bit on the new NikeFootballX series in recent weeks, including the introduction of the indoor focused MagistaX Proximo IC. After some soul searching, we admitted defeat in our efforts to obtain a pair in the introductory Stealth Black version and took the extremely vibrant Total Orange colorway …

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Up Close: How the Latest Lotto Solista IV Lights Up Pitches!

Lotto Solista featured

If you are familiar with the Lotto Solista IV, you will be well aware that they are designed to shine bright under flashes of lights. The latest installment from Lotto features that same reflective upper effect, only this time around they come with an added design element. When you look …

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Up Close: Nike Elastico Finale III IC (Before Retirement)

Elastico Finale

As part of their master plan to re-engineer the indoor boot market through the Nike FootballX range, Nike actually retired some pretty sweet shoes. Case in point these Elastico Finale III. From a performance perspective, they have everything going for them, including a high number of positive reviews from players that ply their …

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Up Close: Puma evoACCURACY, “MB45” Special Edition

Puma evoACCURACY Unboxing

For those that want a boot that provides the same level of performance as the evoPOWER series but in a slightly different package, you are going to want to check these out. Puma just released a revolutionary new boot that has been specifically designed for, and will be worn by, …

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Up Close: Neymar’s Nike Hypervenom Phantom “Liquid Diamond”

Hypervenom Liquid Diamond Heel

They have been on the market a few months, but we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to profile the latest and greatest personalized version of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom released specifically for Neymar. Given the fact he is the “heir in throne” to take over from Messi and Ronaldo, there is …

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Up Close: Nike Superfly CR7 “Silverware”

CR7 Silverware Featured

Nike is back with another headline grabbing design for their star man – aka. Cristiano Ronaldo – and they are a boot definitely worth highlighting! The Mercurial Superfly CR7 Silverware leverages the unique shimmer effect that initially debuted in black last October. This latest colorway is inspired by the silver trophies …

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Up Close: Warrior Superheat and that Gold Colorway

Warrior Superheat and Soleplate

When it comes to deals, we will usually mention the best of the best once or twice before moving on to the next. But this one for the Warrior Superheat S-Lite in the Gold colorway has continued to stick around for the past few weeks, and we actually got our hands …

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Up Close: Milémil L’infatigable, Handcrafted in France

Milemil L'infatigable Boxed

A few weeks back, we broke details with you about a French company called Milémil. A relatively new company to the market, their goal is simple; create a boot fully manufactured in France, featuring fine quality leather and lined with organic cotton. Not long after, we were treated to a …

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Up Close: Mizuno Morelia Neo Goes Blaze Red

Mizuno Morelia Neo in Boot Bag

When it comes to boots suited to fix your need for traditional performance in a heritage package, the Mizuno Morelia Neo sits as one of the prime options. Added to the classic package is this extremely vibrant Blaze Red colorway and it is tasty. From a distance, they have a …

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Up Close: Under Armour Blur CBN IV, Black Blaze Edition

Up Close Under Armour Blur IV

When it comes to boots designed for speed, the Under Armour Blur Carbon IV are definitely a boot on the list. Unlike its complicated name, there is an air of simplicity about the performance of this well balanced 7.5oz boot. I say well balanced because this boot has been evolved …

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