I switched from regular strap bindings (Ride +Matix) after getting fed up with buckles that would not open, loose screws, pressure points, and general crappy quality... These Flows are awesome! They definitely take some getting used to, and you have to be patient with adjusting them to fit your boot perfectly, but once you have them adjusted for your own foot and stance, they are super easy to use. I have always had trouble with heel lift (and I have gone through many boots in the hopes of finding some that were both comfortable and kept my heel in place), but these bindings keep my my heel snug, regardless of what boots I am wearing. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who is fed up with regular strap-in bindings.