Spent the last 3+ years riding the 32 Timba's which were great but after 100+ days on the mountain they were beat up and ultimately snapped an inner lace on my last day last spring. Spent months searching for boots and looking at different products. I had previously sworn by Burton products but as their costs escalated I began looking elsewhere and now ride a Rome board/bindings and all Analog gear. Boards, Bindings, gloves, helmets can all be had from other manufacturers for a fraction of the cost. I kept coming back to these boots though and ultimately decided to pull the trigger. I have 4 days on them this year (East Coast has been suffering from lack of snow) and honestly i'm impressed. The lashed boot is easy to get in and out of and the customization for comfort is endless. It's super light weight, and it literally took NO time to break in, no cramped toes, pressure points or packing out the boot, bullshit. Just slipped them on and hit the slopes like I had them for years and they got better with each day. I'm a size 10 sneaker/dress shoe, and ordered a size 10 boot and it fit perfect. True to Size! I would say Burton's technology when it comes to boots certainly surpasses the competition and with a boot being one piece of gear that can RUIN a day, don't be cheap!