I got last years model of these boots. I was pretty stoked on them at first. The only problem initially was that the cheap material on the outside wore down quickly. After about a month the boot started to pack out. More so than any other boot I have ever had. Including Burton boots. I had written a review previously stating the boot had good support/ flex. Well I'm sure this boot works well for strict park/ jibbing, but they became soft and uncomfortable after the first month. So bummed. I like to ride all over the mountain and after awhile these just didn't cut it anymore. The flat soles on these thing feel amazing while walking, just like a normal skate shoe. But they didn't give me any cushioning while landing any type of jump or drop.I found that my back/ body started hurting after riding which was unusual. I tried really hard to like these boots, and gave them many chances, but I just kept going back to my Sabbaths(which Burton discontinued this year). So bummed! Soon as my Sabbaths are done I will switch boot companies for good. Seems to be the trend with my experience with Burton products.