As others have said, comfortable right out of the box. Prefer the feel of my Lowas but that is going to be a personal fit/feel type thing. Construction appears good with the exception of the gimmicky heel lock strap. A relatively flimsy feeling nylon strap runs from the heel to the eyelet on the outsides of the boot. The boot is stiff enough that tightening this up doesn't appreciably affect the feel but after only 2 outings, the straps vulnerability was demonstrated. Easily cut by rocks, etc. Reinforced mine with shoe goo and am hoping that it will hold up.
Addendum: after several snowshoe outings, have to agree with others that this is definitely NOT waterproof.