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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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Up Close – Cristiano Ronaldo and the Savage Beauty Superfly

Chapter 1: Savage Beauty The Cristiano Ronaldo story, as told through Superfly boot designs. Given the Worldly reputation of the Portuguese star, it only makes sense that the swoosh would create a unique project that pairs their ability to create top quality boots with awe inspiring designs. The first installment, …

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Up Close – The Best Adidas X15 Colorway Yet?

Adidas X15 Whiteout

Since their initial introduction to the market, each colorway in the adidas X15 series seems to have got better and better. One of the latest, and our preferred to date, comes in this extremely clean Whiteout colorway. The fact that they feature a metallic silver side panel might demote them …

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Up Close – UA Speedform, Limited Edition Military Camo

UA Camo Speedform

If there is a brand making moves on the market right now, it is Under Armour. The American brand has been producing some of the most comfortable boots on the market of late, with the UA Speedform easily fitting into that bracket. Added to the high performance characteristics, UA has …

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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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