I bought a pair of these mercs for £120 on monday. Had a game on wednesday, and it was asthough i was a new player. Everytime the ball came to me, I could stop the ball completely dead every single time (caught it on my foot a couple of times from a long pass in the game). The accuracy of my passing had also improved immensly! These boots are amazing! It's as though I am playing bare footed! Also, I am usually absolutely exhausted after a game.. I played wing back wednesday (usually centre forward) and I didn't really get out of breath, despite being everywhere on the pitch. The weight of the boot makes skills so much more easier to do.. I don't get so exhausted after 6 stepovers, however after doing that in my preds, after sprinting a lot, it takes a lot of of me. Sorry, but I just had to advertise how good these boots are! they are by far the best boots i have ever played in.