I didnt get these heat molded when I bought them and the first few days I wore these, I have to admit they were not comfortable. However, after about 3 days riding they got much better. Now that they are broken in they are amazing boots. They're very comfortable and the stiffer flex really allows me to manipulate my board more easily and makes for a much more responsive ride edge to edge. Also, they allow for absolutely no heel slip which is a huge thing to look for in boots. Overall these are great boots and I would recommend them to anyone.