best boots ever... even with the annoying crease that's developing
seriously, awesome boots. light, grippy (vibram) & supportive but flexy. this is my second pair. had 2010-11s. first pair developed creases and tore on the toe boxes from ratcheting in the cap strap (burton custom bindings) and walking on bootpacks. this brand new pair is doing the same thing, but hasn't torn open yet. love these boots, but want to see the crease issue resolved. I guide in these boots at a well known lift-served backcountry ski area and heli op, so I realize I am hard on them. driver x's are too stiff for my style, and the ions are out of my budget. I'll up my rating to 5 when burton takes back my 2010-11 burton imperials, which I'm sure they will.