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I take it back - contrary to my earlier assumptions, these aren't the embodiment of all footwear-based evil. They're actually quite good boots. I've always been put off this kind of horrendous neon-splattered paint explosion, and I certainly wouldn't have gone out and chosen this pair. However, with my usual pair of boots dying a death and falling more or less in half, and my other pair having chosen a useful time to vanish, I borrowed these from a friend with dubious taste ... and I'm ashamed to say I actually really liked them. After all, it's just the colour that I had a problem with - and you know, books and covers and all that. As bad as the aesthetic design may be, the actual physical design of the boot and all the practical details that go with such a product ... Nike know what they're doing, and this pair were pretty faultless on the pitch. Designed to play on artificial surfaces, I wore them on very hard grass, and they were great. They hug the foot really well without ever getting too tight, and give you a really good feel for the ball. The traction from the sole is excellent, and they manage to combine a lightness of touch with a real durability. For such a flimsy-looking boot, they show no signs of coming to pieces any time soon. I'm still not sold on the looks, but if this isn't an issue for you, you'll be well pleased with this product; a good, solid, reliable boot that'll serve on a variety of surfaces.