To say these boots are light is an understatement. The perfect all-around, do it all boot. I'd say the stiffness is 6.5 to 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 once broke-in. These boots are built to last and look sick. I feel that they run slightly small compared to other Ride boots. I've always worn size 9 in Ride boots, but had to go with 9.5 on these. Put a pair on your piggies, you won't be disappointed.