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One month in, PUMA’s new evoPOWER 1.2, evoSPEED 1.3 are soaring on the field

This piece comes from SOCCER.COM contributor Brendan Kent. Originally from Oregon, Kent is a statistics major at Harvard. In addition to analyzing soccer for the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective, he writes for the Institute of Politics blog. One month ago, PUMA released its newest cleats, the updated evoPOWER 1.2, an unrivaled dynamic combination of power,…


Cleats and elites: Cup winners and derby dynamos stand out

The past weekend brought us huge headlines on the field, including a thrilling 2015 African Cup of Nations final and derby drama in the English and Spanish capitals. No matter where you looked, there were fresh cleat debuts and dazzling performances. Here’s what caught our eyes in our Monday Cleats and Elites six-pack. The Elites…

Chelsea v Manchester City - Premier League

Cleats and Elites: the PUMA, adidas launch edition

In honor of today’s full retail launches of the PUMA evoPOWER 1.2 and evoSPEED 1.3 and the full range of adidas’ “There Will Be Haters” Collection—F50, Predator Instinct, Nitrocharge 1.0 and 11Pro—we’re offering a special Cleats and Elites. We turn our focus to the players who excelled this week while wearing these new cleats. These…


Nike debuts Hypervenom Liquid Diamond, bold and cheerful like Neymar

Nike today unveiled the Hypervenom Liquid Diamond, designed to fit Neymar’s standout style. This unique and sure-to-be-highly-sought-after cleat launches for sale on SOCCER.COM on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Shop for your pair here. Neymar was the face of the Hypervenom, a bold agility cleat built for the ultimate attacker, when it debuted in 2013. After receiving…


In focus: Real Madrid

Real Madrid traditionally puts together a team full of stars, but they might have outdone themselves this year. Adding world-class midfielders James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos to a lineup that already includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Garth Bale, Karim Benzema and a host of others makes the Spanish giants firm favorites to win everything in which they…