I bought these boots after blowing up a 3 year old pair of 32's, I swore I would never buy anything but 32's. The day after I blew mine out was one of the best powder days of the year and my buddy lent me his Nikes and these boots had me at hello... I have never felt so solid in all my life. I bought my own pair the next day and rode them 50+ days so far. If you are looking at these stop looking and buy them. One thing I will say is I am normally a size 10 but in Nike's I wear an 11.