My love, Derby County

My club This one is going to more personal than other pieces I have written. As some may or may not know. I am a Derby County supporter. I have been supporting the club since 1997. There have been lots of ups and downs, but this is probably one of the scariest times to be […]

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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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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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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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Grip Socks aren’t the end-all

They can’t cover for everything In the past year there has seemingly been an explosion of new grip sock companies on the market and its virtually impossible to miss them. This isn’t a bad thing though, since the more competition there is, the more everyone has to step up their game. The flip side of […]

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The Future is Coming

But its already running late Recently adidas dropped their new Game Mode silo, which are boots that are made from 50% recyclable plastic and are available at a much lower price point. This also come at a time when Nike is pushing all of the new club kits that feature 100% recycled polyester fibre that […]

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Corporate Responsibility

Or lack thereof The past few years have finally seen companies’ have their collective feet held to the fire for various issues that were a result of their business practices. While a lot of companies are gradually (but slowly) getting better, there are still a lot of problems that these companies need to correct. One […]

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