I love these boots! They are not too stiff, and not too soft. I rode 32 Lashed last season and I like this boot better. The inner-shoe tightens up way better than the lashed, and the heel gaiter-stuff makes sure that I don't get any heel rise at all. They have really long laces though, I usually wrap them an extra round so that the lace-bow don't kill me. People like the color aswell, I've gotten many comments on the bright red, so thats cool too. I love TM-Two!