Well... maybe it's just me but I struggle BIG TIME with these boots. When they are strapped on good they have a great feel and are responsive. That's the good. The bad, the quick lace system doesn't seem to work, at all. It'll tighten up, but after three runs my boot will be so incredibly loose that if I were to hit the slopes w/out checking I'd eat it hard (which I have done). The laces REFUSE to stay locked in. If you hit a tough run that's backcountry and moguled up your feet are going to KILL YOU. There usually is some discomfort but man with these boots my feet die on those runs. And lastly, I have large (12) feet but am a skinny guy and have very trim ankles. I struggle every time getting them on and off because the liner molded to my small ankles, the J-Bar holds that mold and my damn big feet now can't get through there! Maybe my quick lace system is jacked and you won't have that problem... but skinny people with big feet and small ankles, you've been warned.