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New Balance Tekela v2 Pro – Standard + Wide Fit Options!

Blackout New Balance Tekela v2

It is a boot that continues to build on the growing stature of the New Balance brand; the NB Tekela v2 Pro. Think of these as a boot built for the playmakers, the game changers, the ones who always influence a game. With this blackout version in hand, I wanted …

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adidas Nemeziz 19+ “Encryption Pack” – Up Close + Performance

Encryption Pack adidas Nemeziz

Not only does the adidas Nemeziz 19+ silo have one of the wildest designs on the market right now, but when you add a colorway like the Encryption Pack, it makes for an unmistakable on-pitch look. This version features a matte gray coloring with an all over camouflage pattern on …

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Nike “Dream Speed” Superfly – Up Close + Performance

Nike Dream Speed Superfly FG

We wanted to take another up-close look at the first boot in the new Mercurial Dream Speed series, a range of boots designed for the needs of the fastest football players on earth. Each boot that will be released in the series will feature a unique design that is an …

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How Does DEMONSKIN Perform On The Predator 20+?

Demonskin adidas Predator 20+ Upper

There has obviously been a lot of focus placed on the design of the new adidas Predator 20+ since they were released a few weeks back. It is a clear shift of direction from adidas, back to the original stylistics and mental approach. DEMONSKIN is a new breakthrough technology made …

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Nike PhantomVSN 2 Released – The Details!

PhantomVSN 2 Review Image

The next wave of PhantomVSN has arrived, with Nike focusing on creating generation #2 for those quick passes and unanticipated moves that are required to be successful. Phantom Vision 2 has been upgraded with a revamped fit, superb texture and an easy foot entry to fulfill the performance needs of …

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Umbro Speciali Pro – Whats On Offer 2020?

Speciali Pro Review

With all the wild and extravagant releases we are regularly exposed to, it is refreshing to open a box and find a pair of boots like the Umbro Special Pro inside. We are talking pure nourishment for the soul, with a classy black leather upper and traditional cross layered stitching …

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What Does the adidas Predator “Encryption” Have On Offer?

Released as part of the adidas Encryption Pack, you wouldn’t be too far wrong if you mistook these Predator 19+ as being part of some camo style pack. Technically, the concept of Encrypting something would be to encode a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties …

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Nike PhantomVSN “Phantom Fire” Up Close

Although it not exactly a boot that matches its “Phantom Fire” pack name, the latest PhantomVSN Elite release still packs a lot of heat on pitch. Rather than splashing wild red hot colors, Nike has unleashed a more classic a sharp black design that is highlighted with burnt orange detailing. …

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adidas X506 F50+ Remake | Up Close + Performance

+F50 Remake

Inspired by the iconic f50 TUNiT colorway that was worn by top players at the 2006 World Cup, there has been a lot of talk about the adidas X506 F50+ remake since their release a few weeks back. To be honest, not all of that has been positive, with a …

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Nike PhantomVNM “Phantom Fire” Up Close

Nike PhantomVNM Fire feature

Released as part of the Phantom Fire pack, the latest Nike PhantomVNM Elite colorway is designed to standout on winter pitches. Nike use Bright Mango as the feature color, with significant graphics labeled across the side of the boot in text format. It is a fresh new look for the …

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Initial Reaction – Umbro UX Accuro 3 With D30 Technology

Umbro Accuro 3 Up Close

If you follow the boot market closely, you will know that Umbro tend to come and go with the seasons, bringing us an inconsistent array of boot options. The current offering includes the UX Accuro 3 Pro, a boot built for control. And honestly, this is a boot that has …

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How Nike Customized The Latest “Speed Freak” Neymar Vapor!

Speed Freak NJR Mercurial Vapor

When it comes to detailing, Nike went all in on the Mercurial Vapor “Speed Freak”, as they looked to create a design that captures the energy of Neymar’s personality. Inspired by his love of motorsport, the design matches the Brazilian’s affinity for speed both on and off the pitch. It …

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New Balance Tekela v2 “Pitch Control” Limited Edition

Introduced in a metallic fade colorway, the limited edition New Balance Tekela v2 ‘Pitch Control’ takes inspiration from a DJ’s ability to “control rhythm and tempo.” We received a pair from NB and wanted to take a closer look at what they are all about. The key piece of the …

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Up Close – New Balance Furon Infinite Dark

Infinite Dark NB Furon v5

New Balance takes the Furon v5 into hyperstealth mode with its latest colorway release, Infinite Dark. Taking inspiration from the galaxy’s black holes, where gravitational pull is so great that light cannot escape, Furon players strive to relentlessly dominate everything around them. We have seen NB go into blackout mode …

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