I have found the perfect snowboard boot. I didn't think it existed, but the DC Judge boots have proved me wrong. These boots have a lot of bells and whistles with a single pull inner lace up, BOA outer lacing system and an air pump bladder. But somehow this boot is designed so perfectly that it is lightweight, not bulky so it fits well in bindings (I use size small bindings with a size 7), and has a great medium-stiff flex. I rarely have boots that work well for me right out of the box - I'm usually cutting away at foot beds to get everything to fit just right. But these fit well and the air pump fills in right around the ankle bone to keep your foot completely locked in place.