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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.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 “Singles Day” Released

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Singles Day

It will go down as one of the most unusual reasons to release a boot; Singles Day! Nike dropped a fresh new special edition Mercurial Vapor 13 that celebrates those that are currently not in a relationship. November 11th has become the day when singles (11/11) celebrate by buying a …

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Nike T90 Aerow Hi-Vis Soccer Ball Remake Released

Celebrating their 20th anniversary partnership with the Premier League, Nike has dropped a re-release of the iconic Hi-Vis Total 90 Aerow ball. Ask anyone what their all-time favorite ball is, and this one is very likely to be top of the list. Originally introduced during the 2004-2005 as the first …

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Puma Winterized Pack Released

Puma Winterized Pack

Puma is jumping into the cold weather boot market, with the introduction of a pack straight from their Greenland labs 🥶❄. Welcome in the limited edition Puma Winterized Pack, what they are labeling as the ultimate cold-weather boots. What is it that makes these so different from other FUTURE 4.1 and …

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Initial Reaction – Umbro UX Accuro 3 With D30 Technology

Umbro Accuro 3 Up Close

If you follow the boot market closely, you will know that Umbro tend to come and go with the seasons, bringing us an inconsistent array of boot options. The current offering includes the UX Accuro 3 Pro, a boot built for control. And honestly, this is a boot that has …

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Nike Release USWNT World Cup Victory Pack

Nike Victory Pack USWNT

If you plan on watching the USWNT play vs Sweden, you are going to spot some incredibly cool boots on display. All U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Nike athletes were presented with commemorative four-star Nike boots as a celebration of the U.S. team’s victory in Paris this past Summer. The …

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How Nike Customized The Latest “Speed Freak” Neymar Vapor!

Speed Freak NJR Mercurial Vapor

When it comes to detailing, Nike went all in on the Mercurial Vapor “Speed Freak”, as they looked to create a design that captures the energy of Neymar’s personality. Inspired by his love of motorsport, the design matches the Brazilian’s affinity for speed both on and off the pitch. It …

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Le Coq Sportif: The Secret Of The 8 Studs

The below advertisement was posted in the April 20th 1983 edition of MATCH magazine. In an effort to ensure these types of advertising are not lost to time, we are going to run a series of articles to archive them. We hope that is serves as a perfect way to …

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Graphic UNTD Nike PhantomVSN Movie Concept Pack

What do you get when you cross classic movies with soccer cleat art? Well, the folks at Graphic UNTD have created this pretty cool concept pack that features classic movies such as Jaws, Back To The Future and Fight Club. Each Nike PhantomVSN is treated to a unique graphic associated …

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Nike Phantom Venom Elite “Tech Craft” Released

There is a new “Tech Craft” in town, and this time around it is the Nike Phantom Venom Elite getting the upgraded treatment. The application of a k-leather vamp across the upper of the agility boot is intended to deliver a more responsive touch on the ball. In reality, it …

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Puma LaLiga Hi-Vis Ball Removed From Games!

Here is a wild one from Spain, where the newest hi-vis Puma LaLiga 1 ball will be “semi-retired” after only 1 weekend in action. Why? Word on the street is because of design and visibility, with the LaLiga governing body responding to complaints by both those in the stadiums and …

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adidas “Encryption Pack” Released

adidas X19+ Encryption Pack

adidas has taken winter colors to the next level on the new Encryption Pack, using gray and green tones to highlight the Predator, NEMEZIZ, X and COPA silos. Individual camouflage designs have been crafted for each boot, juxtaposed against a matte finish to create a sleek and unique pattern for …

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PUMA x BALR FUTURE 4.1 Released

PUMAxBALR Soccer Cleats

PUMA & Dutch lifestyle brand BALR. have joined forces to develop a premium collection that is highlighted by a special edition FUTURE 4.1 boot. Other pieces in the collection includes performance apparel and casual wear that bridge the intersection of football, culture and lifestyle. Inspired by the aesthetic of BALR. …

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Nike “Phantom Fire” Pack Released

Nike Phantom Fire Pack

Nike is sparking fire into the PhantomVSN and PhantomVNM with two bold new colorways that highlight the important elements of both boots. Whether you are in need a boot that allows you to be creative in tight spaces, or a boot that produces dynamic attacking moments, both silos provide striking …

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New Balance Tekela v2 and Furon v5 “Phantom and Sulfur”

It is a new day, and a new set of colorways released in the New Balance collection. Introducing the “Phantom and Sulfur” collection, two highly contrasting color mashups highlighting the Tekela v2 and Furon v5 silos. The colors on both are pretty much inverted, bar the soleplate, where the Tekela …

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