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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ASICS Grip Socks Review

Performance and Support ASICS is a brand that has built a solid reputation on the fit and support offered on its products. This extends to football as well, where boots like the Ultrezza are known for the solid support provided. Often this comes through heel raises, or some sort of extra cushioning. And support is […]

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Tokyo Football Grip Sock Review

Bargain price, great performance There is no doubting that there has been a massive increase in the companies that make grip socks these days. A lot of these brands seem to take one of two paths: decent, but inexpensive or higher, performance and higher price. But not too many socks seem to marry decent price […]

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Mizuno Morelia Wave Review

Vying for my affection The Mizuno Morelia Wave was a boot that never really caught my attention when it was available as a regular retail model. There were many people who praised the boot and would only wear the Morelia Wave. Even pros who did not wear the Morelia Wave often used a mixed version […]

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Boots are too expensive, actually

Economics always includes psychology Main Image Credit: SoccerBible So, I was going to a write a whole thing about New Balance’s interesting approach to a limited edition release, but then someone complained about people (rightly) taking issue with the high prices in the market right now. Now, I need to preface this by saying that […]

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GrpStar Grip Socks Review

Comfort at the expense of fit GrpStar first really made a name for themselves with their unique SG studs that were designed to provide more grip. Moving into the competitive grip sock market seems like a natural progression for the brand and to their credit, they seem to be doing quite well for themselves. There […]

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