These boots rock!! They are extremely comfortable and warm. I have bad feet, really flat footed no arches and wide. The boots I skied in before really hurt after only a couple hundred yards. I tried all the expensive foot beds and eventually no foot beds just to get out on the trail. I thought I was going to have to give up the sport all together. I literally have walked out in my wool socks with my skis on my pack and boots in my hand. I thought, I will give these boots a shot, because it couldn't get any worse. The first time out I put some different foot beds in them and had very little pain. I thought maybe it was a fluke. I only have about 30 miles on them now, but they just get better and better. I have no pain in my feet at all skiing in these boots.
I would highly recommend these boots to anyone wanting a light touring, comfortable day in the back country, and yes they are a little harder to turn with, but that may be the guy powering the boot too!