I've been riding these for the last couple weeks. I had been riding some Burton Motos that absolutely sucked, so stepping into these was like a breath of fresh air for my feet. The flex is perfect, not too stiff or too soft. Solid boot all around, I would recommend them. They fit like a glove into my Union Force's. They do run a bit small, I got them in my normal size of 11 and they are very snug, probably could have gone up to a 12 but I'm not going to worry about it.