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Tag Archives: Up Close

Is the adidas Predator EDGE+ Different to EDGE.1?

When we talk about elite level releases that come with a high profile and heavy expectations, the adidas Predator EDGE+ is one of the first silos that comes to mind. Holding that iconic Predator name adds significant pressure on the shoulders of the EDGE, with a tiered rubberized ribs along …

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Puma King Platinum 21 Vegan – Up Close

Puma King Platinum VEGAN Up Close Review

If you are interested in a boot made entirely from animal-free materials, PUMA has released one called the KING Platinum 21 Vegan. The forward-thinking, future-conscious new boot retains the KING signature style, touch and comfort but adds a special new spin. What does it mean to be a Vegan boot? …

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Adler Yatagarashu FG – Up Close

Adler Yatagarashu FG - Up Close

It is always fun to be able to check out a new pair of boots firsthand from brands trying to make a fresh splash on the market, especially when said boots are sent over directly from Japan! In this case, it is Adler who has unleashed a 2022 rebrand, dropping …

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adidas GAMEMODE FG Knit Edition – Up Close Review

The GAMEMODE series is adidas’ way of allowing players to express their love for the game of soccer through their own style. Made with a series of recycled materials, the knit upper on this colorway features at least 50% recycled content, and its colorway officially listed as Wonder Mauve. Let …

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New Balance 442 v2 Pro – Up Close

New Balance 442 feature boot review

The essence of simplicity combined with the complexity of a modern release – that is exactly how I’d define the second generation New Balance 442. Crafted for players that pursue quality and excellence, the 442 v2 Pro is the brand’s most timeless boot to date. They feature a traditional construction …

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Puma FUTURE Z 1.3 ‘Eclipse’ – Up Close

Puma FUTURE Z 1.3 Eclipse featured

Now this is a colorway I can absolutely get behind! The third installment of Puma FUTURE Z 1.3 has been announced, this one as part of the Eclipse Pack. It is a mix of modern tooling with a truly traditional styling – stealth mode with a touch of white and …

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adidas Predator EDGE – Are They Really That Bad?

adidas Predator EDGE 2022

We are only a few out from the official release of the adidas Predator EDGE, the latest generation of power boot from the home of the 3-stripe. Over the past few years, we have seen different directions taken with the Predator as adidas adjusted to market changes. First, they decided …

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Lotto Maestro 100 IV Feature Review

Over the past few months, the Lotto Maestro 100 IV has become one of my go to pair of boots, which makes me wonder how I haven’t posted anything about them yet. There are very limited pairs available in the US, which has slipped them down the pecking order of …

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What Can You Expect From the adidas X Speedflow.1?

X Speedflow.1 Review

With the goal of helping players reach a new state of speedfulness, the adidas X SpeedFlow features a new enhanced propulsion, directional and upper system. As the boot designed to replace X Ghosted, there have been a lot of questions from fans wanting to know how they are different? Well, …

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Why is the adidas Copa Sense.2 So Misunderstood?

adidas Copa Sense.2 featured

Since their introduction to the market, there hasn’t be a while lot of attention placed on the mid-tier adidas Copa Sense.2. The comments I have heard are geared more toward them being “just another second rate adidas release” than feedback on their actual performance. Considering experiences with previous adidas releases, …

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