I bought this boot with the speed lace system and wasn't a fan but I loved the comfort and stiffness this boot provided. I tried on several pair at Backcountry after returning the speed lace pair and went with these. Some of the boots I tried on were twice as much as these and still not a comfortable. I am a 9.5 in street shoes and got a 9.5.
I love the way these fit, look and perform. I was sitting in powder yesterday and never got wet. I tried the Burton denim pants but they didn't feel as good and the fit was off (the med was small and I was drowning in the large). I'm 5'10 175 and got the med in these.