Solid through and through
After riding these boots for a good 15 days so far this year from nasty Washington nights where the snow was cold cement to epic face shot powder days in Utah I have to say these boots excel everywhere. The lateral rigidity provides an amazing level of control from edge to edge. I will warn anyone looking at these boots as well as any 3 piece boot, the forward flex will take a little bit to get use to but once you do you'll realize how well it puts you in a true skiers stance and helps with the shock of landings, to bumps, to the nasty yippies left on those run outs.
The boot definitely runs on the small size so most likely you will be going down from what you may have been before. If you have a bit of a wider foot you may have to get some work done to get this boot to fit right. As for the comfort, after that 1st good day or 2 that you would expect with any new boot they are great and warm. The other part of the boot that i really like is the customization you can make through out the boot, from the flex to how stiff the bootboards are.
In addition to these boots I would definitely suggest a proper foot bed as the ones they provide are laughable.