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Does The adidas Predator 18+ with Primaloft Really Keep Your Feet Warm?

adidas Predator 18+ Primaloft Trace Blue

If you are looking to take your boot performance up a notch, how about a pair designed to keep your toes warm during those cold frosty Winter game days? That is what adidas has created with the new Cold Mode Pack,  each boot in the silo featuring PrimaLoft insulation, a new …

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adidas Copa 19 – The Creation Story Behind the Boot

In the week since their release, the adidas COPA 19 has easily received more attention than any previous COPA model. They have been front and center with a lot of players wanting to know what this next generation model has to offer. In reality, it was the wake-up call the …

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Tech Talk – How Was the Puma FUTURE Designed?

Puma FUTURE Tech Talk

What better way to get a true breakdown on a boot than from the guys that actually designed them! Product Line Manager, Victor Fitler, and Senior Footwear Designer, Danny Dance, sat down to chat about all the innovation that has gone into creating the Puma FUTURE series, a boot that has …

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Concave Aura+ Tech Talk

Concave Aura+ in White Side View

In order to give fans a better understanding about their boots, Concave Football is releasing a series of tech talk videos. First up, is the Aura+, a boot that is designed to be the “purest” boot in the Concave line-up. It is definitely worth a watch as you get to hear …

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Nike Anti-Clog Traction – Does It Actually Work?

nike-magista-obra-anticlog-featured

If there is one thing that drives me crazy when playing in soft ground conditions, it is the amount of mud and dirt that ends up getting stuck on the soleplate of my boots. We don’t have a great need for SG specific boots here in California, so on the …

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How Nike Is Creating A “Traction Revolution”

Over the past few seasons, Nike has been working in-depth to advance a somewhat unseen part of the boot; the soleplate. Traction is an aspect of boots the we as players somewhat take for granted, primarily because their have been minimal changes underfoot through the years. And when it comes …

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How Was The Nike Magista 2 Created?

Nike Magista 2 Tech featured

With its unmistakable heat map design and control-centric tech specs, the all new Nike Magista 2 has quickly become the hot boot to have on the market. With their introduction finally official (find them at soccer.com) we wanted to walk through their creation process, with the input of the boot’s lead …

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Nike Innovation 2016 – Anti Clog Traction and More!

Anti-Slip Sketch

This week in New York, Nike took the opportunity to showcase of their latest technology developments at a self hosted, showcase summit event. In all of that, there were several key soccer related items that are set to revolutionize aspects of the game and the products players have on hand …

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Nike Magista Obra – A Prototype Story

The release of the Nike Magista Obra gave boot fans a bit of a shock when it was unveiled last month. The idea of a support collar was something I and many others would never have imagined. As is always the case with something so revolutionary, Nike had been working …

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Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) – A Closer Look

Nike ACC

Over the past couple of weeks, I had the chance to have my first experience with Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) in the form of the Nike CTR360 Maestri III. Now I am aware ACC is available around the world, but if there is one place in the world that …

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Boot Tech: Soleplate Flexibility

Stiffness and flexibility is one of the more overlooked features on soccer boots, but they can make or break your boot comfort. How many people like it when their boots are as stiff as a rock? Not many. But what about when you wear boots so flexible they are practically …

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Boot Tech: Sneaker Sole Feature

adiZero Feather 2 Sole

If you are familiar with running shoes, you will know that they come with features designed to enhance your running experience.  Whether it be a flexible sole or a sole that helps propel you forward, it is easy to see that companies have made strides to aid performance.  But what …

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Boot Tech: Synthetics of the Future

CTR360 Maestri III detailing (a)

The supple fit and feel of natural leather is slowly becoming a thing of the past.  Major companies have stated their intent to do away with kangaroo leather because of the environmental impact.  To compensate for their changes, they have developed synthetics with similar properties of leather.  The concept of …

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