The Preds use real leather and have a hrybid traditional blade/adizero sprint frame traction while T90's are now using kanga-lite with a more traditional bladed traction. These things cause noticeable differences in fit, touch, durability and agility. Most people would also agree at this point that a few ounces doesn't make much of a difference. I also really don't think someone like Rooney would do any better in any other boot. He would do just as good after he adjusts to them.