Nike’s “Disruption” releases are too much.

Disrupting everything Nike has a habit of dropping hype releases fairly often. They are intended as a way to shake up the market and shift focus on whatever they’re deciding to talk about for that cycle. Sometimes these releases make sense, like the recent Tiempo Legend 9 MI boots. But other times we get stuff […]

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Adler Horenso Review

A lightweight leather Champion Continuing with the relaunch of the brand, Adler have designed their own take of a lightweight leather boot, the Horenso. With a design that looks sleek and still classic at the same time, Adler have sought to bridge the gap between how a classic boot looks and how it performs and […]

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Adler Yatagarashu Review

A handcrafted dream Many thinks to Adler, who provided the boots for review With the relaunch of the brand, Adler is leaning heavier on its handcrafted platform. The brand is showing that every detail matters while being tech-packed does not always mean good. Unlike other classically styled boots however, this does not mean that there […]

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Adler Boots Line-up Tech Breakdown

For many years Adler was seen as a relatively inexpensive Japanese brand with good boots but were viewed negatively versus other Japanese companies when it came to quality and performance. But now Adler have gone on the attack, producing four new models made to compete with not only the bigger Japanese brands, but some of […]

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Umbro Accerator F-LASH Tech Breakdown

Umbro Japan always attempts to buck the trend versus the worldwide market for the Double Diamond and this continues with the newest release, the Umbro Accerator F-LASH. Interestingly, Umbro is not continuing to push the grip story that had with the previous Accerator model and are instead pushing comfort through what they call the 3C […]

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Puma Paramexico Review

A Classic that Perfoms Massive Thanks to KicksClassico for sorting me out with this pair. Please follow him on Instagram! While a classic design, the Puma Paramexico still remains in demand in Japan. This can be seen by the fact that Puma Japan still offers three different models at three different price points of the […]

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Eco-Friendly Boots

The needed future of football boots Recently, there has been a brand called Sokito beginning to make some waves in the boot world. While not officially launched yet, the brand promises to make their boots from fully eco-friendly materials. They are also starting a pilot scheme to take old boots and recycle them into new […]

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Umbro Accerator Pro Review

An Allrounder’s Boot One of the lesser well-known boots of the international boot industry are the boots that Umbro Japan produces exclusively for the Japanese market. Umbro in Japan is actually licensed by a company called Descente so therefore the have freedom over what is created for the Japanese market. Because of this fact, Japan […]

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Choose your own Remake

Brands should give us a choice We’re currently in somewhat of a remake and limited edition paradise at the moment as there always seems to be something new coming every month. The year is almost 5 months in, but we’ve seen tons of releases with even Mizuno getting in on the remake action. But as […]

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Adidas Copa 20+ Review

A laceless classic While adidas has been using the laceless concept for since 2016, it was not until 2019 that we saw the first attempt at a laceless leather boot. In truth, it seemed like it was something that always had the potential to happen but successfully pulling it off would require some work. While […]

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