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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 adiPure 11Pro Released

There has been a lot of hype and speculation about this release for several weeks now, but finally the new Adidas adiPure 11Pro has hit the market. In recent past, Adidas has kept things pretty consistent with the adiPure release, but this version strays well away from the norm. Not …

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Leo Messi – FIFA World Player of the Year 2011

For the third consecutive year, Lionel Messi has been named the FIFA World Player of the Year – and deservedly so. The Barcelona and Argentinian forward continued to mesmerize throughout 2011 and continues to be an idol for aspiring soccer players around the world. We extend our congrats and hope …

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Nike Tiempo Legend IV in White/Siren Red Released

The latest colorway release in the Nike Tiempo IV range comes in a relatively basic White/Siren Red/Metallic Platinum. White releases seems to be a currently trend with the Tiempo IV at the moment, with 2 other white colorways hitting the market in recent months. The difference on this one is …

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Adidas and Pirma – Something Looks Familiar Here!

Regularly, we see companies releasing colorways that are similar to each other – but the latest batch of Adidas/Pirma releases has a very distinctly, familiar look. It could just be timing, but in my opinion it sort of looks like the same designer was used in the creation of boots …

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Exclusive WeGotSoccer Weekend Sale!!

Who doesn’t love a good deal, especially early in the year as you look forward to brighter nights and weekend soccer action! With that in mind, we have teamed up with the guys at WeGotSoccer to bring you another exclusive (and pretty fantastic) deal – an additional 30% off any …

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SC101 Archive – Gola Speedster

Something I have been looking to do over the past few months is pick-up a selection of old-school soccer cleats to spruce up the SC101 office. Last week, I spotted a pretty awesome deal on a pair of Gola Speedsters and couldn’t turn them down. These are similar to the ones …

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Umbro Speciali 3 Released

Introducing what could be one of the hit boots of 2012, the Umbro Speciali 3. Over the past few months we have seen a rapid change in the design aspect of Umbro releases, and this latest edition of the Speciali is no different. The boot has undergone some slight modifications …

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Adidas F50 adizero in Slime/Black Released

With the introduction of miCoach technology a few weeks back, it was only a matter of time until we started seeing new colorway’s in the Adidas F50 adiZero hitting the market. I haven’t been overly impressed with the releases thus far, but this Slime/Black/Chrome could catch a decent following. It …

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New Review Scores Page

Over the past few months, there has been a monkey on my shoulder pointing out some problems with how the Review Scores page was looking. There were several categories in the old system that were move arbitrary or based on personal opinion and as more reviews came in, the system became …

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Adidas adiPower Predator in White/Sharp Blue Metallic

Adidas has just released a new option for fans of the adiPower Predator range, with this one coming in a very crisp and bright White/Sharp Blue Metallic/Black/Warning colorway. This is the third adiPower release we have seen that features a white base color – so it is quite evident that …

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Nike CTR360 Maestri II in Dark Shadow Released

I have personally been waiting for this latest Nike CTR360 Maestri II release to hit the US market for the past several weeks – and finally they are here! Keeping things simple can sometimes be as effective as releasing wild colorful releases, and in my opinion this latest colorway from …

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Readers Choice – Top Boot of 2011

It is official – after 3 days of voting, the absolute winner of our “Best Boot of 2011” is the Adidas adiPower Predator! With over 900 votes in total, the adiPower finished with well above double the votes of the 2nd place boot. Congrats to Adidas and the designers of …

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What is the Current Average Soccer Cleat Weight?

With companies seemingly turning their attention to lightweight releases in the past few years, I thought is would be pretty interesting to look at what the current average boot weight is, and how that compares with our expectations. Below you will find a compilation of the top 34 boots currently …

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Puma PowerCat 1.12 Review

The latest power boot to hit the market comes in the form of the creative Puma PowerCat 1.12, or PWR-CT 1.12. The PowerCat line has dramatically changed through its existence and this edition offers a very unique final package. Right after release, the response from players was extremely popular, with …

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