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What Makes the Nike Mercurial Vapor “Victory Pack” Look So Unique Up Close?

Nike Vapor 12 Victory Pack

It is a boot you will be seeing a whole lot of at the Women’s World Cup in France over the next few weeks, the Nike Mercurial Vapor “Victory Pack.” Released to market in celebration of the tournament, Nike has for the first time added a unique unisex label to …

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Up Close – Nike PhantomVNM Elite “Fully Charged”

Nike Phantom Venum Fully Charged Pack

Already established as an elite level performance boot, Nike has treated the PhantomVNM to an electrifying new design. A dark stormy color palette with multi-shades of blue creates a dynamic effect, almost like the colors you would expect to see if you were flying through a deadly storm at night. …

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New Balance Furon V5 “Infinite Lite”, Iridescent Soleplate

NB Furon Infinite Lite Soleplate

If there is anything that adds an extra edge to a new colorway release, it is a flashy soleplate! New Balance has dropped a fresh whiteout version in the Furon V5 silo that takes advantage of its traction system with full effect. We have seen the Furon go full whiteout …

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Up Close – Detailing the Nike Mercurial “LVL UP”

Nike LVL UP Superfly Close Up

It is a boot that has got a lot of attention on pitch the last few weeks; the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 ‘LVL UP’. Released as a boot intended to celebrate 20 years of iconic Nike Mercurial boots and the embodiment of explosive speed through color and design, these are unmistakable! …

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Up Close – Beckham and Zindane’s Gold Predator 19+

Beckham and Zidane Gold Predaot 19+

It is the boot that celebrates two of the most famous Predator wearers of all time; David Beckham and Zinédine Zidane. adidas has added a modern Predator 19+ release to the DB x ZZ limited collection, offering players a more accessible and familiar style boot to choose from. Everything about …

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Up Close – Nike Vapor 360 NJR Silêncio (Shhh)

Vapor NJR Silêncio

There is something extra unique about the latest signature Neymar release, and it is pretty easy to spot exactly what it is! The Nike Vapor NJR “Silêncio” features text graphics right across the upper, with many different sized “SHHH” sending out a specific message from Neymar; he wants to silence …

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Up Close – New Balance 442

NB 442 Profile

If you are going to introduce a new heritage style boot to the market, you have to make sure to give them a classic name. The latest to drop is the New Balance 442. The game has definitely shifted away from what is a traditional 442 formation, but it is …

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Up Close – New Balance Furon v5 Pro

Early last week, we received a pair of New Balance latest attack themed boot; Furon v5 Pro. Having finally nailed down a boot with quality performance in V4, the fifth generation comes with some pressure to deliver in an even better way. NB has gone with an Turquoise fade to …

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Up Close – Joma Propulsion Lite

Joma Propulsion Lite Review featured

Over the past few years, we have seen many brands come and go as the market has continually evolved. One that has stuck around, even if with a very limited number of boots, is Spanish brand Joma. We have featured their releases in the past, and actually have a pair of …

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Up Close – adidas Predator Tango 18+ TR

adidas Predator Tango 18+ featured

If you want a lifestyle shoe that lives up to the high-tech performance found in its FG equivalent, check out the adidas Predator Tango 18+ TR. Here is a shoe that raises the bar in terms of off pitch comfort and style, leveraging all the best adidas has to offer …

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Up Close – Umbro Velocita IV Pro

Umbro Velocita IV feature

For many players, owning a pair of Umbro boots was a given during their youth playing days. The Double Diamond has a reputation for producing quality boots, but they have been very quiet over the past few years here in the US. One of the newest additions to the market …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom Phantom III Elite

Hypervenom Phantom III Elite featured

If there is a boot on the market that you should definitely consider picking up a pair of right now, it has got to be the Nike Hypervenom Phantom III Elite. And here are a few key reasons why. First, they are set to be “retired” as Nike close in …

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Up Close – Paul Pogba Predator 18+ “Soundwaves”

Pogba Preds featured

Over the past few years, we have seen Paul Pogba become a key piece of adidas advertising strategy. If there is a player that enjoys being in the spotlight, it is definitely the Manchester United star. He does have his own set of dictionary words after all; Pogboom, Poggoal, Pogdab, …

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Up Close – adidas X18.1 “Spectral Mode”

adidas X18.1 Spectral Mode Up Close

Released as part of the recent Spectral Mode Pack, this newest addition of the speed focused adidas X18.1 goes slightly off white, providing a uniquely different type of clean colorway. It is almost a like a shade of eggshell white with a winter shimmer placed across the surface for added …

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