Forum Kicker, Freakin' rad!
F-Gel will change your life. Forum's level 3 liner with FJ in the heel is what makes this boot stand out among other boots in this price range lengths behind the Kicker. Forum gives this a flex of 6/10 and it definitely stays a 6 all season long. They feel broken in right out of the box but don't become sogmasters. The inner lacing system prevents the liner from lifting away from the shell but definitely feels synonymous and even.
Reduced footprint keeps the boot true to size but has less bulk, inside of the boot stays the same.
Speedzone is improved yet again and doesn't fail.
Hiking? get these, the traction and stiffness.