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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 Release Silver Storm Pack – Its Time To Storm the pitch

Silver Storm Pack

A week after the release of the Hypervenom II, Nike has unleashed three new colorways that complete their new Silver Storm Pack, offering players some more subtle looks for summer soccer! Master the elements. Level the opposition. Storm the pitch. Unleashed with what is labelled a “Wolf Grey” upper, each of …

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Up Close – What Made the Limited Edition Adidas 11Pro SL Special?

11Pro SL Review

It only seems like a day ago that we talked about the release of the Adidas 11Pro SL. In fact, it was only 5 months ago. But, the super lightweight release has already passed its expiry date as adidas look to revolutionize their boot offering. That being said, there are …

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adidas MESSI15 Released – The Only Exception To The Rule!

Adidas Messi15 built to win

Last week, adidas introduced to their latest boot revolution, and it involved two types of player; Control and Chaos. On release, many questioned where Lionel Messi stood in this new-age equation. Well, the answer is simple – there is one exception to the rule, a player that can’t be defined by either word …

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How Adidas Has Created Complete Chaos With the X15

X15.1

If you have followed any updates since their release, the reaction to the Adidas X15 has been very loud. Fans have been active in letting Adidas know their thoughts about the retirement of several key boots, with its replacement looking like, well, total Chaos! But, that is the purpose of this …

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Adidas Introduces X15 and ACE15 – Are You Chaos or Control?

Adidas X and Ace Combo

Today marks a whole new era for Adidas soccer, as they embark on a quest to introduce a whole new way of thinking about boots. According to Adidas, the best managers, players and minds have spoken and soccer has changed. The focus now has shifted to only two types of …

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Cleatology – The Best of Nike Magista Obra Prototypes!

Magista Obra Prototype 8

We love the innovation process of a boot release, when the designers are coming up with prototypes and ideas as they look to create the perfect boot. Last year, we were offered an up close look at the Nike Magista Obra Prototype story, with images of the boots in play. …

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The Creation Story Behind the Nike Hypervenom II!

Hypervenom2 - Style

As with any new boot releases, there is a creation story behind the final product. There are so many steps in the process that we never see and a lot of details that are never revealed to fans. But Nike is bucking that trend by feeding us with a ton …

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Are Fellaini’s New Balance Boots Sending Us a Message?

New Balance Fellaini

Since last November, we have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of New Balance boots, as they take over the reigns from Warrior Sports. As it stands, we are still waiting but we do know that they are set to be worn at the start of the 2015/16 season. Then, there …

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Nike Hypervenom II – The Women’s “World Cup Pack” Edition

Earlier today, we were introduced for the first time to the brand new Nike Hypervenom II. Designed to provide next level performance to players who appreciate deadly agility, Nike completely upgraded everything about this second generation release and visually, they are pretty spectacular. Added to all the excitement, for the …

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Nike Hypervenom II Released – “Deceptive By Nature”

Hypervenom II

Nike is back with a second generation release of the boot dedicated to a new breed of attacker. Welcome in the all new, fully upgraded Nike Hypervenom II and the tag line “Deceptive By Nature.” Since their official introduction to the market in 2013, players have had great success with …

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10 Special Edition Boots That Are Guaranteed To Make You Feel Extra Special!

Mirosar10 Up Close

Over the past year, limited and special edition boots have become all the rage, and we have been exposed to an over abundance of “buy them before they disappear” releases. As much fun as it has been, a number of those boots have popped up in limited numbers and now is the prefect …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED 1.3 Dragon, Next Level Graphic

evoSPEED 1.3 Dragon Graphic

Right after their release a few weeks back, I knew I just had to get my hands on a pair of the Puma evoSPEED 1.3 Graphic. From a design perspective, these boots have something extra special going on. We have seen plenty of deeply detailed boots released in the past, but …

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The Football Revolution Is Coming – Adidas X and Ace

Muler with Adidas Ace

It is one we have been waiting to hear official confirmation on, and today it arrived! Adidas is set to retire their four top silo’s (No more Predator, f50, 11Pro and Nitrocharge) and replace them with two new revolutionary boots – the Adidas X and Adidas Ace. Rather being the evolution of …

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Steven Gerrard Gets Special Edition Predator Instinct

Pred Instinct Gerrard

It is set to be one heck of an emotional week for Steven Gerrard as he prepares to say goodbye to the team he has spent his entire career to date with. Those that love him are Liverpool fans, and those that hate him do so because of the quality …

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