Wednesday , January 13 2021

Recapping the Most Recent Limited Edition Boot Releases


What a crazy, wild roller coaster ride the past few months have been in the boot world. Limited edition releases and new “Packs” are being introduced before we’ve had a chance to truly digest the previous release. In all the madness, I’m sure there are a few of you that missed a release or two. So, we figured it would be a good time to take a deep breath and look-back at the top releases that hit the market in the months of August and September.

Afterwards, we’d appreciate if you left a comment with your favorite pack or boot from the list (essentially your vote) so that we can get a consensus on what are the most popular right now!

adizero 99gram featured

adidas adizero 99g

Release Date: August 2nd
Details: adidas Release Limited Edition Update of 99g – World’s Lightest Boot

Remember the incredible adidas adizero 99g that were released last year? Well, the second edition of the world’s lightest boot was revealed in early August, limited to just 299 pairs. At around half the weight of a regular boot (99g equals 3.5oz), the adizero 99g boot features a 1mm polyamide outsole, designed to reduce weight whilst maintaining the rigidity to perform at the highest level.

Available: SOLD OUT – only lasted a few hours!

Dark Space from adidas

adidas Dark Space Pack

Release Date: August 4th
Details: adidas Take PURECONTROL and PURECHAOS To “Dark Space”

adidas unleashed stealthy blackout versions of both the X 16+ PURECHAOS and ACE 16+ PURECONTROL series, Labelled as the “Dark Space” pack. What sets these apart visually is the glow effect on the blacked out signature 3-stripe when the lights go out.

Available: Yes – a few pairs remain, find them here.

Nike Elite Pack

Nike Elite Pack

Release Date: August 14th
Details: Nike “Elite Pack” Released

For the first time, all four of Nike’s latest released Soccer silos — Magista, Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo — are represented in one pack, along with a request from players to “Join The Elite.” Each pair features a primary Grey or almost Silver base that is highlighted by accents of sea foam green, volt and hints of teal.

Available: Plenty still available, find the entire line-up here.

Under Armour Spotlight Dream Chaser featured

Under Armour Spotlight “Dream Chaser”

Release Date: August 15th
Details: Under Armour Spotlight “Dream Chaser” Released

Under Armour are back with an extremely artistic, limited edition release that is intended to provide players with a look like no other. The UA Spotlight Dream Chaser 2.0 are inspired by the tattoos on Memphis Depay, with golden wings stretching across the shimmering purple speed boot upper.

Available: Low stock, but remaining pairs are found here.

Pume evoSPEED HE Lightweight Speed featured

Puma evoSPEED He

Release Date: August 26th
Details: Puma Go Ridiculously Light With The evoSPEED He

In the race to have the lightest boot on the market, Puma has again set their benchmark with this fresh, super lightweight release. Introducing the extremely limited edition, 3.6oz, Puma evoSPEED He. At just over 100grams, there has only ever been one boot lighter released to market! These things are quite likely to blow away in the wind.

Available: SOLD OUT

adidas Viper Pack featured

adidas Viper Pack

Release Date: September 1st
Details: adidas Release Limited Edition “Viper Pack”, PURECHAOS and PURECONTROL

With the new season underway, adidas took the opportunity to add a fresh new compilation that is sure to catch the attention of fellow players and fans. The “Viper Pack”features both the X 16+ PURECHAOS and ACE 16+ PURECONTROL with eye-catching snakeskin designs across the surface.

Available: PURECHAOS plus some street style shoes are still available here.


UA 20th Anniversary Clutchfit Force

Release Date: September 7th
Details: Under Armour’s 20th Anniversary “Metallic” Clutchfit Force

In honor of the brands 20th Anniversary, Under Armour released a pair of stunning Limited Edition “Metallic” boots. Both the ClutchFit Force and Spotlight boots were given the exclusive brushed and polished silver treatment, with a single hit of black along the signature UA logo offering the only contrast. These are bold, standout looks that do justice to celebratory nature of their release.

Available: Still available in several key sizes here.

Nike Tiempo Pirlo FG

Nike Tiempo Pirlo

Release Date: September 12th
Details: Nike Tiempo Pirlo Released – Inspired By Wine!

Here lies one of the most unique releases we have seen in a while, but given the fact Andrea Pirlo is the most interesting man in the soccer world, it is no surprise! Nike has created a new special edition release for the Italian legend, a boot that takes it inspiration from his love of wine. As you’d expect, there are plenty of special touches to this release. The boot’s upper features premium Alegria leather in a merlot colorway inspired by the juice of the grape.

Available: SOLD OUT in the UK, but it hasn’t been released in the US yet! Stay tuned.

NB Furon Apex On Foot

New Balance Furon Apex

Release Date: September 13th
Details: New Balance Release Limited Edition Furon Apex Colorway

For those of you who are New Balance fans, they have just unveiled a limited edition release in the form of NB Furon Apex. This is a boot that draws inspiration from a very unusual source; the Peregrine Falcon. Recorded travelling at speeds of over 200mph, it is regarded to be the fastest animal on the planet. With its key characteristics being speed and agility, New Balance has connected it to a Furon player’s approach of using their rapid pace to define the outcome of the game.

Available: Still available with plenty of sizes here.


adidas Space Craft Pack

Release Date: September 14th
Details: adidas Drops Limited Edition “Space Craft” Pack

adidas has dropped an out of this world set of releases as part of their Limited Collection. Both the X16+ PURECHAOS and ACE 16+ PURECONTROL are launched as a “Space Craft” pack. With only 1000 pairs released, the Space Craft boots’ gold and black treatment is designed to represent reflective spacecraft material juxtaposed against the darkness of space.

Available: SOLD OUT very soon after release.


Nike Mercurial X EA Sports

Release Date: September 20th
Details: Limited Edition Nike MERCURIAL X EA SPORTS

Nike has teamed up with EA Sports to create a special edition Mercurial Superfly to “celebrate innovation”. The MERCURIAL X EA SPORTS features all the performance you’d expect from the Mercurial Superfly combined with authentic EA Sports iconography across the design, highlighting the progression from 16-bit graphics on the original ‘94 game to today’s high definition output.

Available: SOLD OUT within an hour!


adidas Stellar Pack

Release Date: September 23rd
Details: adidas Release “Stellar Pack”, PURECHAOS and PURECONTROL

Unveiled as the Stellar Pack and Inspired by the “light side of the moon”, both adidas’ X16+ PURECHAOS and Ace 16+ PURECONTROL silos feature a regal White/Gold colorway. The one thing that is uniquely different about this pack is the upper texture on PURECHAOS. adidas has introduced a star design, matching the concept of being Stellar. It adds a quality look to the white NON STOP GRIP finish upper.

Available: Lots of pairs available right now, find them here.

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Nike Floodlights Pack

Release Date: September 23rd
Details: Nike “Floodlights Pack” Released

As we head deeper into Autumn, the days are getting shorter and the lights need to be turned on at an earlier hour. With all of that in mind, Nike has released a newFloodlights Pack, featuring all 4 key silo’s – Magista, Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo – in wildly vibrant new colorways. This will also include the full NikeSoccerX collection. the designs offer contrasting colors, with darker, sunset style shades across the uppers being complimented by softer detail colors.

Available: A full line-up just released and ready to ship, find them here.

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The mastermind behind the revolution that is SoccerCleats101. Bryan started this website back in 2008 and has been testing boots on a daily basis ever since. Check out our About Page for more details on Bryan and the website.

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