It's a month until Christmas, and if you're someone who still plays football on a regular basis then it may be time to ask Santa for a brand new pair of boots if you're on the 'nice' list.
As tempting as it is to wait until the Adidas Predator Mania is re-released, we have no idea exactly when next year that will be, and even then they will likely cost a bomb when they do become available.
So we decided to take a look at the newest releases to see what is out on the market for someone looking for a new pair of boots at this time of year, and have picked out five absolute beauties.
The won't all be everyone's cup of tea, different strokes for different folks and all that, but there's something for everyone.
#5 - Adidas X 16.1
A bit too flashy for some, not flashy enough for others, the Adidas X boot is one of the most comfortable ever made, and we like the look of the laced option as opposed to laceless, mainly because the gold heel is less reflective and a bit more subtle on this option.
#4 - Nike Mercurial Superfly V CR7
Cristiano Ronaldo's new boots that pay hommage to Sporting Lisbon are fantatic, and you may have noticed Ireland's James McClean giving them a run out recently. The colours work really well, and while not everyone is a fan of the sock-type ankle support it looks good here.
#3 - Nike Tiempo Legend VI
For the traditionalist out there, the last few Nike Tiempos have been great but the blackout Legend VI is about as beautiful as they come. Black on black, it's no-nonsense, like the players who wear them.
#2 - Puma evoTouch Pro
The evoTouch is a ridiculously, ridiculously comfortable boot to wear and in the white and blue colourway this boot is just a pleasure to look at. The high-quality leather gives it a level of sophistication too. Sublime.
#1 - Adidas ACE 17+ Purecontrol
When Adidas released their laceless 'Purecontrol' boots, most who actually play football and buy boots were put off by the neon green colour, but now that the German sportswear giant have reverted to the tried and tested red and black like the Predators of old, it's a sure fire winner.
New-age technology, great looks, serious comfort make this the best boot on the market right now.
[Imagery via ProDirectSoccer]