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What is the adidas Copa Gloro 17.2?

Copa Gloro Featured

Sometimes, keeping a boot design simple can prove most effective on-pitch. This boot is a pretty perfect example. As part of the highly regarded Copa Mundial family, the Copa Gloro 17.2 is intended to provide comfort in the most simplistic fashion. There isn’t a lot to this release; a premium Taurus …

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What to Expect From The Nike Premier II

Nike Premier 2 Feature

If classy, traditional style, heritage boots are your thing, then you are probably fully aware of what the Nike Premier line-up is all about. With its second generation release in the series, Nike has made a few minor updates across the upper. These changes are not necessarily intended to change …

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Things You Need To Know About the Under Armour Spotlight

Under Armour Spotlight Soccer Cleats

Under Armour are no strangers to pushing boundaries and creating functioning boots with new age designs. Their latest release, and one they hope continues their positive trend of late, is the second generation UA Spotlight. What is it that makes these just a little different? Well, it is the zipper …

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Neymar’s “Written In The Stars” Mercurial Vapor In Detail

Nike Vapor XI NJR FG

Along with this big money move from Barcelona to PSG, Neymar has been treated to a signature new boot. The Nike Mercurial Vapor “Written In The Stars” depicts a special timeline of how he has reached the current heights of his career. This is the first signature boot created and customed …

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evoSPEED + evoTOUCH = PUMA ONE

Puma One Feature

It is one of those unspoken aspects to the new Puma ONE release, but in order to take it to market another boot had to bow out. In fact, Puma went a step further and made a more radical change by retiring both the evoSPEED and evoTOUCH silos. In reality …

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Special Edition Nike Tiempo VII “Black Platinum”

Tiempo Legend VII Featured

If you have been waiting for an updated version of the Nike Tiempo to arrive, it is almost here. This weekend, Nike treated us to an exclusive pair of their special edition Nike Tiempo Legend VII. Featuring a Black Platinum colorway, there are only 100 pairs of these boots worldwide, …

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What Has Puma Created With the evoPOWER Vigor 3D?

If you have experienced what the Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1 has on offer, you will know that they are pretty special. If the market was based on performance alone, they would sit very close to the top of the pile. Well, Puma is looking to make an additional statement with …

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What You Need To Know About the Ryal Dribbling

Ryal Dribbling soccer boots

Every now and again a company will make a pair of boots and they will make you think two things. Why? And then, if you’re a certifiable boot loon quickly follow that up with, you know what I kind of want to get a closer look at them, and see what …

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Up Close – The Turbocharged Laceless Ace17+ Purecontrol

adidas Purecontrol Turbocharge Pack featured

We are currently in this weird market stage where boots and new colorways are literally being released before the former version gets a chance to entertain pitches across the country. Take for example the adidas Ace17+ Purecontrol in this Turbocharge colorway. Does it not feel like it was just released? …

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CR7 Forged For Greatness, and The Superfly That Proved It!

Given his Champions League final performance at the weekend, it seems like a really good time to profile Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest signature boot. Chapter 4 in the CR7 storyline comes with the tag “Forged For Greatness” and celebrates the transformation years in Ronaldo’s career. Visually, it features a dynamic transition fade from …

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Up Close – “What The Mercurial” Superfly

What The Mercurial Box Boots and Bag

It is not often that we get to go back in time and revisit a super limited edition boot like the What The Mercurial with the boots actually in hand! Thanks to soccer.com, who sent them over as a special gift to commemorate the release of their newly updated website, we …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom Phantom “Motion Blur”

Hypervenom Phantom Motion Blur featured

Along with the release of the third generation Hypervenom series, Nike has changed the naming convention for the top tier boots. Rather than the collar version being Phantom and then the top tier ankle cut being the Hypervenom Phinish, they have simplified things and gone with Phantom DF and Phantom. As a …

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Up Close – “Revolution Pack” Tiempo Legend VI

What better way to celebrate Nike Air Max Day than with a pair of boots designed after one of the most iconic footwear releases of all time. Released as part of the Revolution Pack, these Tiempo Legend VI mimic the Air Max 1, originally released in 1987. That is a serious amount …

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Up Close – Mizuno Morelia Neo in Mazarine Blue

Blue Morelia Neo

When it comes to craftsmanship and innovation, they really don’t come better than the Mizuno Morelia Neo…..especially when “MIJ” is associated. “Made In Japan” basically means that the boots are handcrafted in Japan without stressing about how long it takes to piece them together. Each pair is placed and shaped on a last …

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