BMZ Kiou Capere Tech Breakdown

An Insole company focuses on new concepts BMZ is a Japanese company that makes a ton of insoles for a lot of activities like football (soccer), skiing, running, and even for stuff like hiking and normal on your feet work. In 2019, the company tried its hand at making football boots through a successful fundraising […]

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Adler Toledo Review

Comfort and more comfort Adler has a skill for creating comfortable leather boots, but occasionally smaller brands can struggle with consistency. The Toledo is slightly different from the Reggio that I previously reviewed. The Toledo has a cross-stitched forefoot with a thinner leather and a slightly more padded heel. They do use the same soleplate, […]

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adidas’ Great yet Baffling Release

A good idea/A bad idea Yesterday saw the release of the first 100% vegan adidas football boot through a collab (supposedly) between Paul Pogba and Stella McCartney. If we want to be diplomatic, the colourway of the boot can be described as polarizing. But while this splits opinion, the boot itself seems like a great […]

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ASICS Ultrezza 2 AI Sustainable Review

Tech and support The original Ultrezza was a step in a different direction for ASICS. A tech-heavy boot, that focused more on support was a boon for anybody wanting a more solid boot without compromising on performance. With the release of the second edition of the Ultrezza, ASICS has looked to build on the foundation […]

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ASICS Ultrezza 2 AI Sustainable Tech Breakdown and Thoughts

A great, forward-thinking boot. However… At the start of July this year ASICS released the Ultrezza 2. Although I have already done a tech breakdown of the initial release (which you can find here), there is some interesting things to go over with this new, sustainable version that ASICS have just released. ASICS says that […]

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Not every boot needs to have an attached tongue, once-piece upper

Restrictive in more ways than one The majority of the boots by the bigger brands these days all have one thing in common: one-piece uppers. It makes sense why they have decided to do this. A one-piece upper, or one with an attached tongue provides a more “on the foot” fit and it is supposed […]

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Its OK Nike and Adidas – you can drop your leather Silos

Neither company is fully committing to them This could have been such a stellar year for fans of the Copa silo and the Tiempo Legend silo. Both got new releases that had the looks to get people excited. For adidas, it was the fact that the boots looked like an evolution of the 19/20 models […]

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Mizuno Morelia DNA Japan Review

A new champion The Mizuno Morelia II Japan is one of the Japanese brand’s mostly popular boots and continues to pop up on pitches all across the country and the world. In the past decade though, the Morelia Neo series has run closely behind and become the main choice for Mizuno veterans and newbies alike. […]

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Classic Boot Brands Should make a Classic Speed Boot

An untapped market It has been almost 23 years since the first proper speed boot was released on the market in the form of the original Mercurial. Since that time, various brands have all tried their hand at making a speed boot at one point or another. Brands like Lotto have even recently even brought […]

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Originals versus Remakes

One of these is not like the other With the recent explosion in remakes over the past half decade, and especially in the past few years, there has been a sea of change happening in the boot collecting community. Now more than ever, older styles are becoming more widely available to a new generation of […]

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