Yes I got them in gold and wow blinding sweet. Yes they're stiff and yes they take a bit to break in, but worth all of the above, I get over 100 days on boots a season and so far am pretty impressed with how these are feeling. I got these in a killer deal, so I can't say I'd ever buy them at the original 349 value, but Man the deal I got was so worth it!!! Really stoked, I'm going to invest in the heaters too I think it would be worth it on some cold days to have in my pocket.
My advice would break them in by lacing loose and I mean loose, but don't go hit any crazy stuff until they feel good to tighten up a bit. These are for those who ride a lot and ride hard or you might find them to stiff.