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Bryan Byrne

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.

Soccer.com “Shop Early – Save More” Sale!

Soccer.com Sale

This one is pretty simple but definitely well worth taking advantage of if you are in need of new boots. All this week at soccer.com you have an opportunity to save on any purchase, but the sooner you use the code the more money you will save. Through Wednesday, you …

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Nike Mercurial Vapor – 1998 versus IX Special Edition

At this stage, you have probably seen or read a lot about the latest Nike Mercurial Vapor release, which is in the form of an upgraded 2013 replica version. Basically, Nike has taken the current Vapor release and pasted a very iconic 1998 paint job onto it. With a limited …

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World Of Boots – April 2013 Recap

April Boot Recap

We are back with another monthly recap post, although to be honest, April was about as quite as things get around here. Well, let me rephrase that – we were super busy putting unique content together; it was the companies who seemed to take a breather as they prepare for …

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I’m Not A Liverpool Fan But…..2013/14 Jersey

Steve G New Liverpool Jersey 2013

It is no secret – ever since childhood, I’ve been a big ABL fan (Anything But Liverpool). Even when I was playing at New England Revolution under the legend that is Steve Nicol I didn’t keep this fact a secret. But, this latest jersey release is absolutely sweet and it …

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Nike Mercurial Vapor Reborn – Limited Edition XV Release

Nike Vapor IX SE Limited Edition Release

Look what Nike is treating some lucky fans to – a Limited Edition version of the original 1998 Nike Mercurial. This one is labelled as the Mercurial Vapor IX SE, with the XV in the post title representing the fact that it has been 15 years since we were first …

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Puma evoSPEED 1.2 Camo Limited Edition

We are on the verge of a new Puma release and the introduction of an all improved evoSPEED 1.2. In light of that, and in typical Puma fashion, we are being treated to a limited edition teaser boot, in this form of this pink polka-dot Camo design. PUMA star players …

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Umbro Geometra Pro II Review

For a while now, we have been wondering what is going on with Umbro and how their sale from Nike would affect what direction the company takes. Well in between the changeover, we have been treated to what looks like a Nike/Umbro hybrid of sorts in the form of the …

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Bale, Suarez or Van Persie – Who Would You Choose?

Adidas must be jumping with joy this morning with the news that the top 3 players in the PFA polling all wear Adidas boots. The official results ended with #1 Gareth Bale, #2 Luis Suarez and #3 Robin Van Persie – you can see the finalized entire team here. All …

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PFA Team Of The Year and The Boots They Are Wearing

In traditional fashion, the English Premier League PFA awards were handed out this weekend, right as the league season starts to wrap up. It might seem odd to name the team and player of the year before the season actually ends, but at this stage the appropriate players are being …

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If Ray Hudson Reviewed Boots – Cristiano Ronaldo Vapor IX Edition

Ray Hudson Reviews Boots

We are back with another edition of our “If Ray Hudson Reviewed Boots” series, this time the focus is on one Cristiano Ronaldo and his personalized Nike Vapor IX. Is there a more entertaining commentator than Ray Hudson anywhere out there? When it comes to off the cuff punditry, I …

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Profiled – Puma evoSPEED 1 in Jasmine Green

evoSPEED Featured

We received this pair of Puma evoSPEED 1 a few months ago but haven’t had a chance to profile them until now. This is the same colorway that the likes of Sergio Aguero debuted back in November and has been wearing on and off since. The official colorway is listed …

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Boots That Make You Say “Whaaaattt?” – Top 10 List

Top 10 What Soccer Cleats

The strange, the odd, the curious…… Every so often, we will be treated to a boot that offers a new look to the market. And then there are boots that make us do a double look and take at least 5 minutes to really get our heads around. This list …

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Adidas Create New Player Profile – The Engine

Now, is it just me or does anyone else get the sense that this is another piece of advertising magic by the Adidas marketing department? Defining a new type of player can only mean one thing – there is some reason for that player to be defined, or Adidas are …

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Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR Review

Vapor IX CR Featured

When Nike decide it is time to release a new personalized boot for Cristiano Ronaldo, fans sit up and eagerly anticipate the new design. Sometimes the resulting boot is applauding but more often, it seems, there is a complete mixed bag of emotions that shoot out in both directions. This …

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