After a few days of break-in time, I'm ready to report that these boots have so far lived up to my expectations. As my first pair of Tecnica's, I have a few size/fit notes: I have a high volume foot, and went with a roomy 102 last previously, which had me concerned these would be too tight in the wrong places. At a 99 last, the fit feels much more dialed than my old boots and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of adjustment these boots offer through the turn buckles. The only slight pressure point was near the top of my foot, and I was able to compensate for this by adjusting the 2nd buckle out a few turns. The flex was also a concern, as I've never been in a boot this "soft", however I think they are a great compromise between performance and comfort, especially as I go skiing into my 30's. These are exceedingly comfortable to walk in with the ski/walk mode, and are the quality you would expect for the price point. My only gripe is the heel and toe pads, which are already looking a bit chewed up after a few days of use... but to be fair, I did get stuck on the outskirts of the overflow lot twice last weekend, so these boots have seen above-average parking lot use.