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Nike Vapor Laser Talon

The Nike Vapor Laser Talon was designed from the start to shave time off a critical combine metric -- the 40-yard dash. Given that goal, Mr. Golden Shoes himself (a.k.a. Michael Johnson) was brought in as a consultant on the project and emphasized the importance of the "Zero Step" in determining an athlete's propulsion and acceleration.

From field to foot

Nike GS Football Boot

Fresh off the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, which showcased the most insolvent talented European nations, comes the Nike GS Football Boot ($300), Beaverton’s greenest, lightest, and most innovative soccer boot to date. Most of the material is derived

Kicking & Thinking

2011 Adidas Adizero f50

Judging by how quickly terms like “smartphone” and “smartTV” steamrolled into our vernacular, we may soon be uttering “smartcleats” (or smartboots for readers across the pond) if Adidas has their way. The first generation Adidas Adizero f50s made a splash earlier

Fast Feet

Puma v1.11 Cleats

With the Women's World Cup kicking off we've gotten a bit of the fútbol bug around the office. In that spirit, Puma has recently released their latest flagship soccer cleat the v1.11 ($180) and it's fast. With a

Meet the Lightest Cleats in Football

Adidas adiZero 5-Star Cleats

The NBA finals were reliably interrupted with commercials of Derrick Rose peddling his adiZero "crazy" light basketball shoes as the lightest basketball shoe ever. The Adidas adiZero 5-Star cleat ($100) have the similar bragging rights in the world of

By the Skin of Your Cleats

Cleatskins

The term Cleatskin rolls off the tongue in a strangely unsettling way, but we won't knock a company for being blunt about their product's purpose. Made from a unique formulation of compression molded rubber called Skintek, they're essentially galosh's for

A Larger Sweet Spot Worked for Golf, Why Not Soccer?

Concave PT+

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We've covered loads of sports gear and equipment across a variety of sports, but, to our own detriment, we have rarely considered soccer. This is odd, given that it is arguably the most popular sport in the world. Our bad.