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Football News > SoccerBible 2011 Year In Review

SoccerBible takes a look back at another great year in football and pick our highlights from 2011! We look back at the biggest football boot releases along with other news to hit the headlines. From boot launches, boot spots and the most intriguing boots spys, to the exclusive player interviews we've been fortunate enough to bring you!

It's been another monster year for football boots. The race at the top between the 'big three' is as fierce as ever, with Nike adidas and Puma all battling for boot supremacy. Nike have enjoyed another fascinating year. From the re-designed Nike Tiempo Elite and T90 Laser IV to Cristiano Ronaldo's latest fashion accessory, Nike have hit us hard with an impressive array of stand-out designs!


CR7 Superfly III Tiempo IV Elite Nike Superfly III Nike Superfly III T90 Laser IV


Nike Superfly III CR7 Superfly III Nike Superfly III Nike CTR360 Nike Superfly III

Adidas have been relentless in 2011, shaking up the boot market with revolutionary designs. The year 2011 belongs to the Predator adiPower, one of the most successful boots in recent years! After arriving in May with huge expectations, the redesigned Predator took the game by storm! Come September, adidas were ready to drop an even bigger bombshell, this time in the shape of the adizero miCoach. Whether it be in power or speed, adidas were certainly on top of their game in 2011!

adidas adiPower DB adiPower Predator SL adizero Prime UCL adiPower


f50 miCoach f50 miCoach adidas adiPower DB adiPower adidas adiPower

Puma have proven that it's certainly not a two horse race in the boot world! After enjoying one of their most successful years, the brand have reached new heights with their boot silos and player roster! Superstars including Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Cesc Fabregas have fronted the 2011 Puma revolution across Europe. With new football boots from the Puma v1.11 to the PowerCat 1.12, Puma have raised the bar with their boot designs. One boot scout of the top European leagues will show you just how far they have come in 2011. Potentially 2012's most exciting brand!


Puma v1.11 Football Boots – Green/Navy/White

Puma V1.11 SL Football Boots – Green/Navy/White

Puma V1.11 K Leather Football Boots – White/Black/Blue

Puma PowerCat 1.10 Elektro Football Boots - Blue/White/Dandelion

Puma King Finale Football Boots - Black/White/Puma Red
Puma v1.11  
Puma v1.11 SL Puma v1.11 PowerCat 1.10 King Finale


Puma PowerCat 1.10 Football Boots - Red/Black/Silver

Puma V1.11 Football Boots – Black/White/Blazing Yellow

Puma PowerCat 1.12 Football Boots - White/White/White

PowerCat 1.10 Puma v1.11 PowerCat 1.12 PowerCat 1.12 Puma v1.11

Of course, it's not all about the big three. Umbro and Mizuno have also taken big strides in 2011 while Pantofola d'Oro, Lotto, Joma and Pele Sports have each drawn our attention with impressive releases. Most notably, Mizuno's recent release of the Morelia Neo created a real buzz here at SoccerBible and will surely experience a successful 2012 as the games lightest leather boot!


Pantofola d'Oro Dream Napoli Football Boots - White/Blue

Lotto Fuerzapura II L100 Football Boots - White/Cyber Yellow

Mizuno Morelia Ultra Light Hulk Football Boots - Cyber Yellow/Evergreen/Black

Mizuno Wave Ignitus II Football Boots - Blue/White/Blue

Umbro Geometra Pro Football Boots - Black/White/Blue
Dream Napoli Fuerzapura II Morlia Ultra Light Wave Ignitus II Geometra II Pro


Pele Sports Trinity 3E Football Boots - Black/Yellow

Umbro Speciali 92 Football Boots - Black/White

Joma 'Pepe Reina' Total Fit Football Boots - Red/Green/White

Mizuno Morelia Neo Football Boots - Green/Black/Red

Umbro GT Pro II Football Boots - Blue Radiance/Black/Orange Popsicle
Pele Trinity 3E Speciali 92 Joma Pepe Reina Morelia Neo GT II Pro

It was another busy replica season here at SoccerBible as we gave you exclusive hands-on access to the latest replica releases. From the unforgettable Juventus away shirt to Arsenal's jockey style blue away strip, there was plenty of replica discussion to be had in the build up to the 2011/12 season. Check out some of the hottest 11/12 replica drops from the summer!


Juventus Away Shirt 2011-2012 - Nike Football Shirt

AC Milan Home Shirt 2011-2012 - adidas Football Shirts

Real Madrid Home Shirt 2011-2012 - adidas Football Shirt

Arsenal 125th Anniversary Away Kit - Nike Football Shirt

Inter Milan Away Shirt 2011-2012 - Nike Football Shirt
Juventus Away AC Milan Home R Madrid Home Arsenal Away Inter Milan Away

While we love providing you with a wealth of exclusive boot photography, each new release needs to be put through its paces on the pitch! Throughout 2011 we have given you our own play test reviews of the years hottest boots. From the Nike Tiempo IV Elite to the flawless Predator adiPower, we've been lucky enough to bring you the latest performance reviews throughout 2011. See our selection of some of the best below!


SoccerBible Play Test - Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III

SoccerBible Play Test - Nike CTR360 Maestri II

SoccerBible Play Test - Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite

SoccerBible Play Test - adidas adiPower Predator

SoccerBible Play Test - adidas adiPURE IV SL
Nike Superfly III CTR Maestri II Tiempo IV Elite adidas adiPower adiPURE SL

SoccerBible has made some great friends throughout 2011, and have met some of the most high profile figures in football. From interviewing some of the world's best footballers including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Aguero, Fernando Torres, Wayne Rooney and Pepe Reina, to meeting the boot designers for the Superfly III and Puma PowerCat 1.12, we've been able to give our fans unrivalled access to football's elite.


Sergio Aguero Fernando Torres Wayne Rooney Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo


SFIII Designer PowerCat Design Theo Walcott Yaya Toure Pepe Reina

Our video library has really kicked up a gear in 2011. From exclusive launch event videos bringing you closer to the action than ever before, to the latest viral videos to hit the web, there has been no better place to catch all the latest clips! With such great video content, our YouTube figures have gone through the roof! Check out some of the best videos from 2011 below.


adidas F50 adizero miCoach Launch Event - adidas HQ, Germany

Nike #CR7FLASHTRIAL Video - Day 1

Nike #CR7FLASHTRIAL Video - Day 2
miCoach Launch Park Tiempo Arsenal 125 FlashTrial Day1 FlashTrial Day2


Kaka, Van Persie & Nani launch new adidas Predator

Liam Gallagher Talks Football & Manchester City

Gerard Pique Barcelona & Tiempo Interview

Cristiano Ronaldo - The Record Breaker

Video: Nike Superfly III Launch @ Nike Town London
adiPower Launch Liam Gallagher Pique Tiempo Record Breaker Superfly Launch

At SoccerBible we love boot spotting, get a great player combine him with a great boot and you have a winning combination! Here are some of our favourite and most intriguing collections of boot spots from 2011, including players customising their boots, new boots being debuted and players switching brands.


Weekend Football Boots Spotting - 28/03/11

Weekend Football Boots Spotting - 09/05/11

Weekend Football Boots Spotting - 11/07/11

Global Football Boots Spotting - 14/11/11

Global Football Boots Spotting - 19/12/11
28/03/11 09/05/11 11/07/11 14/11/11 19/12/11

One of our missions at the SoccerBible is to catch the first glimpse of the latest football boots, and share these with our fans. There have been some great boot releases during 2010, but before the boots were unveiled our reporters got an eclusive peek, and we've also spied some boots that may be appearing on pitches during 2011.


Schweinsteiger In Mystery adidas Boot

Sneijder in Prototype Nike Laser IV Football Boots

Kaka Trains In New adidas Predator?

Ronaldo Back Testing Nike Vapor VIII Football Boots

Kewell Tests adidas adipure 11pro football boots
Schweinsteiger Sneijder T90  Kaka Pred D5 CR Vapor 8 Kewell 11pro

Here at SoccerBible, we love the classics as much as the latest releases! Our SoccerBible boot vault has been a huge hit this year, as we've delved into our archives to bring you some of the best boots from the past. There has been no better place to get a glimpse of football boot history! Check out some of the best boots we resurrected this year below!


adidas Predator Absolute Colours - Football Boots Vault

Puma 1960 Grip Toe Vamp - Football Boots Vault

Puma v1.06 to v1.10 - Football Boots Vault

Puma King Pele - Football Boots Vault
Pred Absolute Puma 1960 v1.06 - v1.10 adidas 7406 Puma King Pele

SoccerBible fans haven't failed to impress in 2011, sending in some of most impressive boot collections on the web! Our global gallery feature kicked into overdrive with some unbelievable personal collections. Featuring collections from all four corners of the globe, this truly is a global gallery! Keep them coming in 2012, when we'll be looking to feature even more!


Gallery 33 Gallery 31 Gallery 32 Gallery 50 Gallery 22


Only published comments... Dec 29 2011, 12:27 PM by Soccer_Boots
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Ctr360goal said:


January 1, 2012 12:53 PM

Vaporista said:

well done SoccerBible! :)

January 1, 2012 12:57 PM

footballstar9 said:


January 1, 2012 2:09 PM

barcaafan said:

it was a great year

January 1, 2012 3:30 PM

Pink_Panther said:

that was great. hope to see alot better things in 2012

January 1, 2012 4:04 PM

daniel2754 said:

wat a great year, hoping for a better one next year!

January 1, 2012 4:30 PM

andrijo said:

soccer bible for presidemt

January 1, 2012 4:54 PM

Waldrinho said:

What an absolute sh!t result for City. . .   Are you kidding me?  Sunderland?  Really?  Ji!?  Way to bring in the new year Sky Blues. . .

January 1, 2012 4:58 PM

nxtneymar said:

thank you soccerbible for a great year. <3. #NoHomo.

January 1, 2012 7:43 PM

Pete1888 said:


January 1, 2012 7:50 PM

Ned Ved said:

Keep up the good work! Look forward to your coverage of Euro 2012 and London Olympics.

January 1, 2012 10:27 PM

1tono1 said:

***!! what *** soo good shoes!! I have micoach

January 2, 2012 2:01 AM

gabo said:

a great year for the football

January 2, 2012 2:24 AM

ricardo17 said:

long live SB!

January 2, 2012 5:51 AM

pcm19 said:

this is a great article. i love sb!

January 2, 2012 5:59 AM

myuller said:

please this movieeee!!!!!!!!! now now now

Soooo great,fantastic!!!!

January 2, 2012 2:05 PM

ROQUE13 said:

Beautiful' galery.....


January 2, 2012 6:03 PM

CB11 said:

cool. boots look so....fresh

January 2, 2012 6:18 PM

LADA said:

WAY 2 GO SB 2011 was the best damn year !!

January 2, 2012 9:35 PM

ChangTrafford41226 said:

Adidas only has the  MiCoaches and Preds for top releases in 2011.LOL!

January 2, 2012 10:08 PM

Dempsey_8_23 said:

Juventes away? Really?

January 2, 2012 11:36 PM

A_Di_Natale said:

all is the best

January 3, 2012 12:00 PM

Steven Smith said:

2011 was just Awesome but i bet 2012 will be BIGGER and BETTER...

January 4, 2012 5:45 AM

Tangerine4Life said:

There have been some great boots released this last year and some horrible looking versions as well! I'm sure 2012 will see yet more random colour combinations

January 5, 2012 11:31 AM

MercurialVapor14 said:

Please play test MI COACH!

January 7, 2012 4:46 PM
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