I haven't bought new soccer shoes since 1995, but my old Mitres have finally seen its last days (great shoe. Fit like a glove!), and I want to buy some new shoes. Hopefully this community can help me out with some of my questions: #1 is Kangaroo leather really worth the premium $50+ over regular leather? #2 I've never had synthetics. What is their main drawback? #3 I see that many of you regular posters like to shop online. Isn't there a danger that your shoe might not fit you well? and that you can't compare one shoe to the other? (I'm more of a "Cinderella" kind of shopper rather than one about features. I prefer something that fits me nicely above everything else. I'd hate to run all over the field with shoes that has some weird quirk affecting my feet) #4 Shoes nowadays have the laces angled toward the outside of the foot. What's the big advantage of this? I, myself, hardly ever kick with the inside of my foot (where I see the advantage of having a smoother surface). I kick with the center of my foot--where the laces used to be --will such angled laces make much difference? #5 I'm looking for an all-around shoe, mostly to play on regular dry grass surfaces, maybe some dirt schoolyard-type surfaces. I believe these are the "FG" type. -I have a budget of $80-150 -I want a black coloured shoe--none of those fancy bold colours, not even white! -Nothing by Nike. I'm a traditionalist. I grew up with Nike not being involved in soccer, and in my mind, they still don't have a place in soccer despite all these years, and all that money they throw at Brazil. What shoes do you guys recommend? I was looking at the Adidas "Adicore" line, but I haven't decided on anything.