Ok well where do i start, DC have mastered boots. These bad boys are packed with all the features and are soooo soooo comfortable. No heel lift at all, one thing i found them are larger then the size you order, you order a 10.5 in these and they are a size 11. I ride size 11 but in these a 10.5 is comfortable and a 10 would have been real snug but still fine so bare that in mind. Also would have to say they are so easy to put on and off with BOA, what a great design. Go with the DC allegiance and you will not be let down, 110% the best boot on the market.