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X Blades Wild Thing Un-boxing

March, 2013 in X Blades

We recently received a pair of the new Wild Things by X-Blades, a striking looking boot with tons of innovative features. The first thing that struck us was the bold colourway. In Australian-like Green and Lime, the boots, and even the box itself, certainly stood out! The Wild Thing is a real performance boot; lightweight […]

2013 adidas FF80 Pro Rugby Boots

March, 2013 in adidas FF80

Although All Black hooker Andrew Hore and Welsh flanker Sam Warburton, amongst others, have been spotted in them at training sessions since November last year the formal release of adidas’ new FF80 Pro boot only happened recently, amidst surprisingly little fan-fare. Designed with indepth feedback from some of the world’s leading players the FF80 was […]

X-Blades on display in NRL

February, 2013 in X Blades

Although they’ve been around since the late 80’s, with their innovative designs and their commitment to revolutionizing football boots, X Blades are currently going through a huge popularity spike, a fact in evidence on the weekend as the final round of pre-season matches played out in the NRL. A host of players donned the Australian-designed […]

Folau makes Super XV debut in Under Armour boots

February, 2013 in Uncategorized

Code-hopping Israel Folau made his first appearance in the Super XV on the weekend, donning a Waratahs jersey and a pair of Under Armour boots as his New South Wales side lost to arch rivals the Reds in Round Two of the tournament. Folau, who made his name in Rugby League with the Melbourne Storm […]

Heaslip swaps Puma for latest Nike

February, 2013 in Nike Vapor

Puma’s decision to downgrade its involvement in Northern Hemisphere rugby as part of the companies biggest restructuring ever has seen a raft of players agreeing to new sponsorship deals with various manufacturers, including Irish captain Jamie Heaslip. Heaslip had been one of the pin-up boys for Puma’s rugby range, sporting a pair of the evoSpeed […]

First look at new adidas FF80 Pro XTRX

February, 2013 in adidas FF80

  adidas kept tight-lipped about the release of their latest rugby-specific boots, but we noticed a number of Europe’s top stars sporting what we believed were the brand new R15 IIIs in the latest round of the Six Nations. (They have however, turned out to be brand new FF80 Pro XTRXs, an updated version of […]

Rabbitohs Centre dons soccer boots for Charity Shield clash

February, 2013 in rugby boots

Rabbitohs’ centre Dylan Farrell sported an interesting pair of boots during the weekend’s traditional clash against fellow Sydney-siders the Dragons, choosing to wear a pair of Umbro soccer boots in the annual Charity Shield match. The GT Pro 2 is Umbro’s lightest boot, and in essence represents their ‘speed boot’. Featuring a Japanese microfibre upper […]

Mizuno Morelia Pro proving popular on the Sevens circuit

February, 2013 in Mizuno Morelia

A host of players on the IRB Sevens circuit have donned Mizuno’s Morelia Pro boots in recent weeks, with almost all the Fijian side sporting the bold lime/blue version. A classic in Mizuno’s rugby boot range the Morelia is crafted from ultra-light Kangaroo leather with a variable-width lacing system ensuring ultimate comfort. An 8-stud configuration […]

Sevens star wears new Citrus Nike CTR360 Maestri iiis

February, 2013 in Nike CTR360

As the IRB Sevens circuit got back in to the swing of things after the Christmas break there were a host of new boots on display, including the new ‘Citrus’ colourway of Nike’s CTR360 Maestri III. England kicker Christian Lewis Pratt is one of the most prominent players to have been seen in the striking […]