These are the lightest boots I've ever owned. Very comfortable with no pinch points for me. The liner laces with the dual zone boa is awesome and lets you quickly adjust the tightness on the slope. These boots are super stiff definetly a good alternative to the drivers or malamutes if you want the convenience of boa. The sole is all foam and has little plastic spikes under the balls of your feet for grip. Makes em really really light and gripy enough on snow but slippery on linoleum and polished concrete.
The toe caps area nice thick material with internal stitching that should hold up well though. I use these with union sl's and a banana magic. They go nicely with stiff board and bindings.
Ok so after a few(7) days these have packed out and put a nice and painful pressure point on my inside ankle, i tried loosening them but it doesn't make much difference and defeats the purpose of having stiff botos i think. still really well constructed and super light so they are still four stars just not for me i think