The Forum Recon is a great entry level binding. Soft, light, and cheap in price. It comes with a convertible toe strap that can be worn over the toes or around the edge like a toe cap. The Bubbler ankle strap is an EVA pre wrapped strap that fits your boots nicely. The construction of the binding, Forum has eliminated the heelcup. This significantly reduces weight but also has great durability. The Recon is worth the money for sure.