These are the most comfortable boots I've ever put on. The lacing system is very fast and easy to use. I do worry about tearing the laces and being screwed for the rest of the day, but burton stands behind their product and would have it fixed in a few days. Boots are stiff, but not too stiff for the park. One of my favorite features is the velcro in the liner. Order a 1/2 size up.