In today's New York Times, Page E6, under "Physical Culture". Youri rates the current crop of football boots, incl. a nice pic of him in his RB training gear juggling an MLS Teamgeist. Here's a quick summary... Diadora Maximus RTX 14: "good feel, rear molded studs are too high, arch too stiff" Adidas +F50.6 Tunit: synthetic upper "a bit sticky", but laces anchor the foot well. Nike Mercurial Vapor III: needs on more stud on the sole for quicker jumps, fiber mesh heel cup kept foot from sliding. Puma v1.06/FG: doesn't like off-center laces, says it could effect passes and shots made w/ outside of the foot. Hummel 8.2 Concept FG: not impressed with goat skin leather upper. "The leather is not soft, I fell like I'm wearing a box, not a pair of shoes." FWIW - it's nice to see a pro actually review shoes honestly instead of just pimping the brand he endorses.