Used these boots for one season, and the tightening straps "within" the boots have fallen off, as well as many of the "lace-holes" breaking while trying to tighten the laces. This means that I can't strap the boots properly, leading to a loose and uncomfortable ride feeling. The tip on the left shoe has also opened up (the glue failed), leading to lots of snow getting in there. Since I only used them for one season I give these boots only two stars, since other boots have worked properly for years. They are comfy in the beginning, but when soaked the "melt down" and become bulky and uncomfy.