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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.

adidas Unleash First Pack of 2019 – Archetic Pack

adidas Archetic Pack

adidas is kicking off the year in stealth mode, with a collection of boots and a pack name that no one really understands. Welcome in the adidas Archetic Pack. This is the first adidas pack of 2019 that includes all of the current four signature silos; Predator, Copa, X and …

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Best 10 Soccer Cleats To Kick Off 2019

What better way to kick start the new year than with a new pair of boots! Sometimes a fresh pair can be just what the doctor ordered in getting back into game action, adding a little extra incentive to work harder on the pitch. With that in mind, we wanted …

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Is The Mercurial Vapor XII Pro Nike’s Best Kept Secret?

When Nike released their latest Mercurial line-up, they did something a little different. Instead of giving the mid-tier option a distinctive name, they stuck with the Vapor tag. So, we were given the option of the Vapor XII Elite or the Vapor XII Pro. That has proved slightly confusing for …

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Breaking Down Soccer Cleat Categories – Tier Updates!

Preseason Boot Guide

When we talk about boots, we usually categorize pairs into different tiers. This usually has a lot to do with their original retail price, but it also closely related to the performance traits they have to offer, dictated by the types of technology they feature. In the past we used …

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Up Close – adidas Predator Tango 18+ TR

adidas Predator Tango 18+ featured

If you want a lifestyle shoe that lives up to the high-tech performance found in its FG equivalent, check out the adidas Predator Tango 18+ TR. Here is a shoe that raises the bar in terms of off pitch comfort and style, leveraging all the best adidas has to offer …

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Why Nike Love Goal Line Technology!

Nike and Goal Line Technology

If you were watching the Man City vs Liverpool game today, you will recall the moment early on when John Stones cleared the ball off the line, saving himself from an embarrassing own goal. It looked like the ball might have crossed the line, but it ended up going to …

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The Story Behing Mexican Brand “Garcis”

Garcis Boots

It is always fun running into a brand that you have never heard of before. This week, it was a Mexican brand called Garcis. There are probably a lot of you in Southern California who are familiar with the history of the brand, especially since they have been around since …

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Nike Kick Off 2019 With “Black Lux” Pack

Nike Black Lux 2019

Nike is kick-starting 2019 with a luxurious set of new colorways that will have any player looking ultra classy on pitch. Welcome in the Nike Black Lux Pack. What could be better than a range of boots coated in a traditional Black finish that is complimented by slick Gold detailing? Each …

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Puma Release Limited Edition “Glory Pack”

Puma is rounding out 2018 with a new set of spectacular releases that celebrate the path taken by players as they work their way to the top, welcome in the “Glory Pack”. Highlighted by Rose Gold accenting through the upper, both the Puma ONE 1 and the FUTURE 18.1 are …

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The Biggest After Christmas Boot Sale, 2018 Edition!

After Christmas Sale

If you are on the market for an after Christmas boot deal, we have one ready to go for you! The folks at soccer.com have sent us over an exclusive deal that gets you $20 off orders of $99+ by using our code CLEATS101 now through December 31st! This is a perfect deal to …

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Up Close – Umbro Velocita IV Pro

Umbro Velocita IV feature

For many players, owning a pair of Umbro boots was a given during their youth playing days. The Double Diamond has a reputation for producing quality boots, but they have been very quiet over the past few years here in the US. One of the newest additions to the market …

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Court Ruling: Barcelona’s Rafinha Must Wear Adidas Boots

Rafinha adidas Court Battle

Here is an odd story coming out of Spain today. Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has been ordered to continue wearing adidas boots, after he tried to make a break from the 3-stripe this past Summer. Basically, Rafinha thought that his contract ended this past June, and made the decision to switch …

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Lionel Messi Wins Record Fifth Golden Shoe Award

Lionel Messi received his fifth Golden Shoe award yesterday, claiming it for the 2017/18 La Liga season. The Barcelona forward scored 34 times in 36 La Liga games, pipping Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize after the Egyptian netted 32 times in the Premier League. During the season, Messi wore several …

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Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Chapter 7 Review

As the final installment in the boot story of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Nike Mercurial Superfly Chapter 7 holds huge significance in the boot world. Since 2015, we have been treated to specially designed releases that have pieced together the soccer history of Cristiano Ronaldo. Each boot in the “CR7 Chapters”series has …

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