We just got them in at my store and they are freaking fantastic. For anyone worried about them being calf leather as oppose to k, you can not even tell the difference. It really shouldnt matter anyway given the popularity of the f-50 which is calf and not nearly as soft and other synthetic models out there that are used by so many people. This shoe runs a little large as do most adidas outside the pred range. They are a little wider than the preds and f-50 series and more rounded off to work with more foot types. The fit is similar to the Copa but a little more snug and wrapped around the foot if that makes any sense. I think its down the to upper being almost seemless. The heel counter is rounded and like cast iron, very similar to the older models of diadora brasils(a featured which endeared that shoe to me). The outsole is standard traxion fare, with long blades and a split outsole, the area between the split seems to be leather so there will be no plastic to come apart from the upper like many pulses did over the past two years. The tounge can be worn many ways and has a velcro feature to hold it in place like the legend but the strip is long and thin so people can wearr teh tounge furthere down the boot. You could also tuck the tounge in or fold it under very easily. I am going to remove the velco and fold it down two lace notches because I prefer a big floppy free moving tounge on my boots. Over all I rate this a the boot that has impressed me the most over the past 9 months. It kills the absolute in terms of quality and shoes in its range like the legend and the exec really have no room to match the quality of this boot. It also come with a free tin of leather balsam for up keep of the shoe. If you are looking for a no frills top quality shoe that beats the copa but is cheaper than preds or the up coming tunit line this should be your pick.