Great FN Boots..so easy to get on and laced up. used them about 10 times so far, and it didnt feel like i needed to "break them in" they were comfy from the get go. I now feel like I am one with my board. For the price you cannot go wrong with these boots. already told my friend to get them. I down fall is getting them off, you need some good leverage to get them off. But thats not a big deal at all.