I have nothing against Adidas but... it seems like their soccer cleats are going downhill.... My first Adidas was the pulse in SG, they had good soft leather and I thought the vamps actually did something(minor)... I have had them for 2+ years now, I wear them only when the ground is wet or moist... So they do take a beating... They still look pretty new, the leather is not tearing, just a little dirty from the dirt. My buddy used to wear the F50 (not tunits), the leather looked and felt extremely soft~ They were not heavy and were pretty stylish (at least for Spiderman! LOL). Nowadays I see lots of complaints with the new preds, the tunits are no good (imo. its just a big gimmick and marketing scam)... really the only good shoes they have are the adipure now... and my older friends (30+ yrs old Adidas fans) still wonder why I love Nike more... The vapor IVs are stunning (duno how good they are since I haven't played in them) but my Vapor III has been really good (fav cleats). Have a pair of Strikes and they are really comfortable, I use them for training and friendly games. The Strikes might not have K-leather but the calf leather softened after like 2-3 matches and they feel more than an $80 boots. I also have Air Legends I that I bought for $50 that I haven't even used, but many many people have them and love them. The only thing is Nike's new Laser II which are pretty ugly, but if the leather is good and it's comfortable, then no complaints cuz I prolly wont be buying them anyway. PS: I know I sound like a Nike fanboy but I don't dislike Adidas. I just felt that the new Adidas cleats are only half of what they were before... Anybody else feel the same?