I have skinny ankles and could never find good boots to keep my ankles in place. THESE ARE AWESOME!! I have ridden them for two LONG seasons (i have last year's model) and my only complaint is that the battery hook up for the boot warmer ripped off. I highly recommend getting the warmers, they are awesome as well. These are a softer boot, a little less responsive then something super stiff- but I absolutely love them, they are warm, supportive, and comfortable. The ankle pads do take some time to settle into the right spot, but once they do it is so worth it.I honestly do not think I will ever buy a different line of boot- finding one to fit this well took long enough!!