they break easy
Very comfy out of the box, no pressure points. After 1 season (about 70 days), the boot packed out about 1 full size, the speed zone lace (while convenient) fell apart, the toe ripped and peeled back on one foot, and the threads ripped on the other. Not good tread for hiking. It fits great paired with other Burton bindings. Very soft boot, nearly no support after the break in.
They're great for a beginning rider who rides few days a year, but don't hold up well to rough treatment.