Taylor Steele wrote a review of Black Diamond Factor 130 Alpine Touring Boot - Men's on May 13, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These boots are very comfortable. They fit of these boots are great. My feet tend to be a normal width neither wide or narrow. These boots to have large ankle cups. I would definatly suggest trying these boots on before purchasing as I have noticed that Black Diamond boots tend to fit differently. I have not had any problems with these boots after a long and hard season of use. The touring mode in these boots are great. They offer a large range of motion which is great for touring. Also being a ski instructor a great walk mode is always a benefit when you are working in your boots all day. I really like the replaceable soles of these boots. I don't have to worry about wearing down the soles since I will be able to replace the soles once they do wear out. The BOA system is great and offers a tight fit. I have never had a problem with cold feet in these boots either. They have a wool foot bed in between the liner and the shell. In addition to a aluminum reflective coating underneath the foot bed. Over all these are really comfortable and solid boots for the price. Some people have experienced problems with the walk mode. However as along as you keep the allen bolt tight you won't have any problems. Also this problem is known to occur on older models. They have since fixed the walk mode on 2010 and newer models.