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Richard Wyatt

When he's not playing deft flicks and through balls with various 7 a side teams, Richard is either enjoying a good brew or enlightening the world with SoccerCleats 101 and the good ship Twitter. Find him on Twitter if you want to know what a Sweeper/Deep Lying Playmaker looks like!

Battle-Sox: A Review in Brief

While we tend to focus primarily on boots here at SC101, it isn’t just boot manufacturers who are searching for the latest and greatest technical innovations, it trickles all the way down to the humble sock manufacturers too, on occasion. Enter Battle-Sox a Hong Kong based company who have developed …

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Customs and Concepts: settpace

We move onto the second edition of Customs:; where every week or so we’ll feature designs from some of the best and brightest Instagram customization artists. This weeks feature is the UK based Marlon Feeney Thompson, or as he’s known on Instagram settpace. Once again we’ve selected some of his most interesting …

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Customs and Concepts: footballfactoryita

If you’re familiar with the rise of former Nike and now current Adidas designer Denis Dekovic, you’ll probably know that he started out; as a young man with an idea. In 1994 he submitted some ideas for basketball shoes (of all things) to Nike, but was rebuffed, as Nike “does …

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Beckham Kicks Off The Sevenfund In Style

Seven matches, seven continents all for the Sevenfund. Retired set piece maestro, style icon, and all around great guy David Beckham is celebrating his 10th anniversary as a UNICEF ambassador, with the launch of 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund. The fund is designed to help create change for children …

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Puma Release the Limited Edition King Menotti Star

This year marks the 37th anniversary of Argentina winning their first World Cup title at home during the 1978 World Cup, with a 3-1 extra time victory over the Netherlands. It was a final where both teams engaged in what can only be described as ‘footballing brinkmanship’, and the world …

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Top Boot Options for the Small Sided Soccer Season

With sweater weather in full swing and winter not too far around the corner, it’s time for soccer to start transitioning indoors. If you’re like me you probably love the small sided game more than the full sided game, if you don’t you probably should consider changing your tune. Indoor (in all its variants) …

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Adidas Ace15.1 Leather – Boot Review

Adidas ACE15 Leather Review

When Adidas shocked the boot world by replacing the F50, Predator, 11pro, and Nitrocharge with just two boots the X and the Ace, I was left curious. We all know that the X was designed as a sort of like for like replacement in the speed boot category, and the …

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Puma ParaMexico Lite “Made in Japan” – Boot Review

“Made in Japan” boots are often something special, they’re also something which are notoriously difficult to get ones hands on. Outside of Mizuno, MiJ boots are often designed solely for the Japanese market. There’s extra craftsmanship which goes into these products; only the finest quality K-Leather is used, and things …

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Pepe and Umbro – It’s More Than Just Boots

Umbro and Pepe

Everyone has a story about their first top tier pair of boots. Maybe they were a birthday present, a gift for an outstanding report card, or a reward for making that regional team you tried out for. No matter the occasion, you always remember the story around your first pair …

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Juventus Seal Adidas Move With 2015/16 Kit Release

Fresh off their Champions League Final appearance, Juventus has announced a six year kit partnership deal with adidas. It’s a deal which will see the 31 time Scudetto winners become the jewel in the Italian crown for the German sports manufacturer. To celebrate the historic deal (this is the first time …

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Three Big Clubs Release Their 2015/16 Kits

If you’re a supporter of either Real Madrid, Arsenal, or FC Porto it’s been a busy week for you on the teamwear front, as all three clubs have released at the very least their home kits for the upcoming 2015/16 season. New kit time is always one of the most …

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Breaking Down the Adidas Ace15 Range

Adidas Ace Up Close

Earlier today we covered a complete breakdown of the X15 range, but we know there are many of you who are Control rather than Chaos, so this spin around the sun will take a look at the Adidas Ace15 silo. The Ace silo has effectively replaced the Predator as Adidas’ control/power …

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Breaking Down the Adidas X15 Range

X15 Tongue & Techfit Collar

It’s been less than 24 hours since Adidas officially introduced us all to the boot designed to let chaos reign on soccer pitches the globe over with the release of the X15. While the X15 wasn’t the only silo that Adidas released today it was the silo which will find …

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Not Exactly Spoiled For Choice – The Curious Case of Women’s Soccer Boots

Nike World Cup Pack

“You didn’t know that girls get 5 pairs, that’s it. I buy guys cleats”; that’s a text from my friend Krystal who played co-ed soccer with me this winter. It was in reply to a text I’d sent which basically said, “Wow I’ve just been looking online at what’s available for …

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