dc got it right!
My wife got the Mora boots which the womens version of these boots. She has tried a lot of high end boots and always had a problem with her heel coming up until she got the Mora's. She loved them so much she got me these and I love them. We were both riding high end Burton boots and the DC's are so much better in every way.
My wife had a small problem with her boot and DC stood behind their product and took care of the problem right away. They have great customer support.
We have also tried 32 boots-nice but way too wide and too much room in the toe, vans-heavy hated them, Salmon-felt great, good fit but I didn't like the laces. They would come undone, and were a pain.
Hope this helps you find a good boot. It is important for your riding.
I will always wear DC's from now on.