I had a pair of Salomons before these and loved them but it was time for a new pair. I bought the F20s because its a brand I trust and they haven't let me down! The new fancy features are pretty cool, I like the one way fabric in the heel, no heel life when I'm up on my toes! I also like the lacing system, the upgrades keep the boots tight all day! Great overall boot and plus it looks like you have a neon sesame street character on the inside!