Mizuno Alpha Japan Review

Top Speed One of the things that Mizuno has not done in some time was make an out and out speed boot. The brand always pointed to the Morelia Neo 3 and the Neo 3 Beta as it’s speed boot options, but they are not as outright focused on performance as other speed boots on […]

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Capitten: What’s Going Wrong

Issues with a new company doesn’t bode well for the future Capitten made a minor splash on social media when they announced that they were the boot suppliers for Andres Iniesta. A little further digging makes it appear that the Andres Iniesta is heavily involved in the design of the boots themselves and looks like […]

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Mizuno Alpha Japan Tech Breakdown

Mizuno turns up the heat Over the past several years while every other brand has been continually coming up with ways to reinvent the speed boot, Mizuno has been happy to sit on the sidelines. While others pushed for newer and reinvented ways to use synthetic, Mizuno has kept itself busy refining it’s own use […]

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ASICS Acros 2 and Acros Pro 2 Tech Breakdown

The update the boots needed If you have read my reviews of both the ASICS Acros and the Acros Pro, you will know that the upper was the one thing holding these boots back from being easy to recommend. While the lockdown, soleplate, fit and just about everything else about the boots were great, the […]

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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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Puma Ultra Ultimate Review

A speed boot worth trying Disclaimer: I work part time as a sales rep for Adler Thanks to BOOTHYPE for helping me get the boots. The Big Cat has done well in the past few years increasing their presence in the football world. Partially this is because of the signings they have made but that […]

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GaijinBootBlog and Adler

So, over the past few months I have been heavily pushing the Japanese brand, Adler. Part of this came from the fact that I really do like their boots. I have been impressed with their line up and performance has been great across the line with the Yatagarashu and the Horenso quickly working their way […]

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Adler Yamatokyo Review

A Boot for Battle Something that is not really seen in the market these days is a synthetic boot that is classically styled. Even rarer is a handmade example of such a boot. It almost seems contradictory, a classic style synthetic boot. But Adler had a challenge to fulfill, make a boot that is durable […]

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Adler Yatagarshu versus the Mizuno Morelia II Made in Japan

A made in Japan coming together Regular readers of this blog will know my love the of the Mizuno Morelia II Made in Japan. You will have also no doubt have read my recent review of the Adler Yatagarashu in which I gave it high praise. But now down to what everyone wants to know: […]

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Adler Jarumakan Review

The standard model sets a standard While Adler has gone to great lengths to refreshen and rebuild their entire lineup, that does not mean they have completely forgotten their past. The Jarumakan, which is seen by the brand as their standard model, is somewhat reminiscent of their previous Toledo model. It is an interesting juxtaposition […]

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