this is only my first season snowboarding, so comparing to those uncomfortable boots that you can rent (even though they are burton too) these were incredible. even when the lifts stopped running, my feet were still nice and warm, and my ankles and legs didn't hurt at all. my heels stayed put. i am a size six and mine fit perfectly. that fur lining on the inside is not just for looks, because it makes the boots just really comfortable overall. they are not too stiff, and not too flexible. i am lovin them!