I always seem to have a love/hate relationship with snowboard boots. They usually fit fantastic and feel great, but then something runs a muck. With the Imperial it is that the toe collapses under pressure from the Cap Strap on my Cartel bindings and only the right boot!!! I don't know what it is since i have adjusted them pretty much every way possible. Very weird. Other than that the boot is sick. Upper and lower lacing system, Vibram outsole, stiff enough to ride the whole mountain, and warm! Get 'em!