For some reason it seems that Dialogues are the only boots that fit my feet. I tried the f20s but they were just too slim and weren't very warm. These babies provide a nice medium flex and are warm. The lacing system is legit and sure beats boa/traditional systems. They were rather uncomfortable at first but that is because my feet are weird. After they packed out though they felt like a gem, so if they are uncomfy at first, just give them some time before you think about returning them. I also rode these bad boys in spring slush up at Mt. Snow in VT and they stayed completely dry except for my sweaty feet. I DEFINITELY recommend these boots for those who want a decently priced, easily laced, warm all-mountain parkish boot.