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Kevin Wightman

Every good website needs some good old Scottish blood! Kevin's goal is to provide advice, reviews and information from your average amateur players point of view. And if that is not good enough, he will serve you a pint of beer with it! Find him on Twitter if you have any questions about Braveheart!

Adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 – Boot Review

Red Nitrocharge

Adidas refer to the Nitrocharge as “The Engine” and they are aimed at box to box midfielders who require relentless energy for the full 90 minutes. The Nitrocharge is a brand new silo from Adidas that was only released in May and uses some interesting technology. My preference in football …

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Mizuno Wave Ignitus – Too Mellow for Yellow?

I’m a pretty conservative person, I keep myself to myself, my football playing style is not too different as I am mainly used as a midfield destroyer, my main job is to make tackles, win the ball back and make a simple pass to a more creative player. So it’s …

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Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3 – Boot Review

Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Mizuno football boots, I have had the privilege of recently reviewing the impressive Morelia Neo and next up in the Mizuno range is the Wave Ignitus 3. With Nike retiring the T90 range and Adidas turning the predator into …

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Ryal Europa: The Review

Ryal Europa featured

Italian, hand made, high quality kangaroo leather picked from Tuscan tanneries were some of the features that got me excited about reviewing the Ryal Europa. I’m a big fan of heritage leather football boots and was eager to find out if there was much difference between the standard machine made …

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Introducing Cinquestelle Football Boots

Cinquestelle Football Boots

Cinquestelle, which translates to “Five Stars” in English, is a fitting name for this unique brand that specializes in hand made leather football boots. Doing some research, I accidentally stumbled across Cinquestelle and was instantly intrigued by the history and the character of this brand. Having contacted them, with the …

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Top 5 Boots for Wide Fitting Players

Classic Wide Fitting Boots

My interest and possibly mild obsession with football boots came from the research and many articles I read about finding the best boots for wide feet. This brought me to reading and learning about the many technologies, styles and a variety of many brands. I am unfortunate to have both …

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Under Armour Spine Blur Carbon 3 Leather – The Review

UASpine Blur Carbon 3 Leather

The Under Armour Spine Blur Carbon 3 Leather is a very interesting football boot, offering a lightweight speed boot that incorporates a very generous amount of Kangaroo leather. These also feature carbon fiber on the soleplate and a carbon “wing” on the outside of the boot, so there are definitely …

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Mizuno Morelia Neo – The review

Mizuno Morelia Neo

The main selling point for the Mizuno Morelia Neo that they are one of the lightest kangaroo leather boots on the market, weighing a very impressive 170grams. A common opinion on lightweight models is that companies sacrifice durability and comfort in order to shed the weight of the boots. Having previously worn …

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This Summer, Black is the new Black!

It was not so long ago when Alan Ball did the unthinkable and stepped on the pitch in a pair of white Hummel football boots. Fast forward to nowadays and white boots are seen as quite a conservative colour choice. The variety of colours to choose from is plentiful and …

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Why I Like Black Boots With Leather Uppers!

Black Boots Leather Upper

The game of football has drastically changed over the years, once considered a real mans game with tough tackles flying in from all angles, modern football is more about style than substance. With the change in rules meaning less contact and all but eradicating sliding tackles the focus is now …

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Cleats and Culture – Italy

Made in Italy

Stylish and fashionable are a couple of words that are typically used to describe the culture of Italians. When watching Italian football the players always seem to be more conscious of their appearance than any other league, with the long flowing hair, head bands and super tight football stripes. Growing …

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Cleats and Culture – USA

Nike CR7 2

Different countries and cultures have always fascinated me, I don’t like to stereotype but when you think of certain cultures you can’t help but think of certain things. For example, if you were asked to describe Italy the vast majority would say stylish and fashionable. Or when asked to describe …

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