I have owned 2 pairs of these boots. The first pair broke before the end of their first season. The d-ring in the lacing system pulled out. Not happy. The second replacement pair did the exact same thing. Both times the boots had had less than 30 days on them. Call me old fashioned, but when I spend $200 on a pair of boots, I expect them to last more than a season. The best part, Burton won't warranty the new pair because the original purchase date was more than a year ago. I'm never buying Burton again.