I am not an expert boarder and am a beginning/intermediate kine. I have only broken these in once & thus far they aren't the easiest to get in & out of. You already have on all your heavy gear & you are fighting gravity to carry your own weight & I had to get on the ground to remove & put my boot in these. I am not sure if my Vans Encore boots may be be a little too big for the Flows, or if the Flows aren't the easiest to get into & out of, or they still need more break-in time. I have all my adjustments straight, but struggled with getting my boot in & out with ease. On a positive note, they look pretty (for a female) & they did not come undone from my Roxy Envy board. It is good that you can adjuste them & they stay tight. I am hoping they'll get easier as I break 'em in more.