Cleat Spotting

Shortly after Philipp Lahm hoisted the FIFA World Cup Trophy for German’s winning run in Brazil, the attention turned to the next 4-year cycle and Russia 2018.  FIFA officially started the countdown to the next World Cup by unveiling the official emblem for Rus...
Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to make his 500th appearance for the Old Lady tomorrow in the Serie A match against Genoa. Nuove scarpe e guanti speciali per #Buffon500 @pumafootball #evoPower #ForeverFaster (staff) pic.twitter.com/iJ2g2zJv...
A week full of big cleat releases resulted in a whole host of boot spots. Here are the best of the lot. Cristiano Ronaldo – Nike Mercurial Superfly Cristiano Ronaldo gave his latest signature Mercurial colorway a brilliant debut, as Real Madrid beat Barce...
Puma powered the New York Red Bulls Bradley Wright-Phillips to the 2014 MLS Golden Boot with the striker finishing strong with a brace in the final regular season match.  The double gave the Big Apple side a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City and tied Wright-Phi...
Football (soccer) allegiances are part of your heritage in England and around the world.  The team dad cheers for (traditionally the local team) is the team his sons and daughters cheer for.  But that is all changing in this digital media world where a father i...
El Clásico. No two words can grasp the sports world’s attention like a matchup between two of the biggest superpowers in global football. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona creates divides among social classes and political stances amidst a background of a Civi...
As is becoming a tradition before a Clasico match, Nike yesterday unveiled the latest Mercurial Superfly CR7 cleat. Inspired by an out-of-this-world theme, the black boots have a shimmer effect meaning they will sparkle under the lights. Cristiano Ronaldo today...
This week’s electrifying Champions League fixtures were lit up by the addition of adidas’ new Crazylight line of boots. Even though all four of adidas’ boots were given the Crazylight treatment, only two of them, the adiZero Crazylight and the Predator Instinct...
One of the great perks of working in the soccer industry is getting to make the pilgrimage to Nike’s global headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon a couple of times a year.  It sounds like something that would get old but there is so much sports going on it never do...
We got our first indication that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s Adidas contract was up after he was spotted wearing a black-out boot on the weekend against Hull City. The boot in question was a Nike Tiempo Legend; however, it was a Swoosh-less version, makin...