Carsten wrote a review of Salomon Snowboards Malamute Snowboard Boot - Men's on February 10, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I took a gamble and went down a half size (to 30.0) on my upgrade from Synapses to these. After a tiny bit of settling in (2 very light half days), all is now perfect. Certainly stiffer than the Synapse, but much more comfortable and adjustable. New lacing system is much improved, and less likely to come loose. All in all, very happy with the boot and sizing.