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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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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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 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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A Look into the Ethics of Kangaroo Leather

Thanks to Sokito (@officialsokito) for making this post possible. Kangaroo leather has been for many years seen as the top leather available for football boots. No matter the brand, whenever there is a top leather model it is almost always kangaroo leather. After all, kangaroo leather is a unique material. In its best-used form, it […]

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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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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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