I rode these boots for a season and was really pleased with the way they felt... until the lace snapped. The way the lace system is designed there's no way to just swap out a new lace in case of a break; you have to swap out the entire boot or ship it in to get it fixed. The boot itself was super comfortable. Ultra padding where you needed it, stiff - but not too stiff. This would be a five star boot if it had better lace system.