After riding in top of the line Burton and DC boots, I switched to the Lashed by 32. I've got nothing against the other two firms I mention, but wow, the Lashed are light-years ahead in terms of comfort, ride quality and value, not to mention like 5 pounds lighter than the others. I wear a size 12 street shoe and needed a 14 Lashed, but am very happy that they actually have less over hang than both the Burtons and the DCs. Great boots. Totally satisfied and am riding stronger and longer due to better fit, feel, performance and weight.