I bought a pair of these boots for 08 season and they developed large holes on the inside ankle area within 7 days riding. The distributor would not exchange on warranty, but instead decided to put some dodgy leather patches over the holes. So my fresh boots now look like a kids craft project. Contacted Ride directly, who have been ignoring my emails. They get 2 points for comfort, but the material is not likely to last you very long. Stay away.