These boots are comfortable, warm, and supportive without being too stiff. The fit was as advertised (I wear size 8; 39 was a little small, and 40 fits but is a bit roomy- I wear thick socks). The only problem I encountered was that the stitching on the upper part of the tongue came out after ony 6-8 wearings. That part rubs against the upper part of the boot as you ski and bend. Backcountry has sent me a new pair. Hopefully it was jus a defect in the first pair.