so STOKED for these boots, I love you dogfunkcountry,Ill be swapping last years for these soon. I've been sponserd by you guys rocking this boot since 2007! THIS IS THE best snowboot out. MOLDS nice, no heel lift and dang its just the right stiffy to shred ALL. I do some pressy jibberdoodle stuff on them once they soften up. More suited for big, top to bottom, anything in my way, any snow condition type stomping. But lets say the first 10-20 days might be stiff and powerfull. These boots will survive a hundred days or riding, ALOT of others wont do half that. Speed zone might break but its easy to fix and works way better than laces. If you ride alot and want your moneys worth Buy DOGFUNK and these boots. ONLY BOOT I WILL RIDE!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE, thanks burton for making snowboarding comfy again. AAS speed zone for life! burton knows there ish..