After years of living with my finger doing contortions of carrying my boots in my hands, or by a string, I finally broke down and got a bag. I LOVE THIS BAG!! My bigass ski boots (size 12 shoe), extra tall, fit with ease. I love the access to them through the zippered "garage door". I LOVE that it is a back pack...gets one less thing out of my arms to carry (hell, skis are enough of a hassle across the parking lot, into the shuttle bus, etc). It has a top compartment zipper open that is well roomy enough for my gloves, my slip-on shoes that I wear apres ski, cap, and also a smaller compartment for other items. This is the best boot bag ever! Life just got a sh!tload easier!!