I returned these boots after 20 days of riding in them. They made my feet go numb every time I wore them. When I hooked my snow pants to the laces so they didn't ride up it made the lacing loose. I would much rather lace my boots up and take 30 extra seconds then EVER wear these boots again. I am a Burton boot loooover! I had worn the Sapphire for the last 4 seasons and loove them. Thought I would try out this new lacing tech... In my opinion traditional lacing is the way to go! It just seemed like these boots were never ever ever going to break in even with heat molding.