These boots are a game changer. As soon as I put them on they felt perfect, luxurious even. I had some Salomon Factions and Vans Classic Boas before these and they were good, but not this good. They are easy on and easy off. No struggling neccesary. The boot is SUPER light and so so comfortable. I am 5'6" and weigh 145. I ride a cambered true twin with a medium, slightly stiff flex. I like to hit a little bit of everything; deep carves, trees, medium jumps, powder, steeps, moguls, butterin' around, park ect. These do well in all of the above. If you're into a super rigid and aggressive riding feel these may not be for you. Or if you're going super duper big ya might want something stiffer. If comfort is your priority these are for you. I also noticed that my feet don't get cold anymore. ( I used to always get pressure points and cold toes on the hill). Never having had lace-up boots I was concerned about them lossening up more throughout the day but the hold a fit better than the above mentioned boots. After I tie my loops I tuck the laces in between the shell and liner and that seems to keep things in place and even make the liner hug your ankle a little more. (I guess eveeyone does that with their laces right?) My feet are happy with these boots and I'll probably stick to the Shiftys indefinitely. Thirty Two's are the way to go IMHHO.