I unfortunately didn't realize how sick Salomon boots were until a few years ago when I bought some F22's. I road those for two seasons straight and destroyed them. When I saw the F3.0 coming out this year, I knew that was the boot I wanted. I admit, I was skeptical of the lacing system at first. However, it only took a few days for me to become a HUGE fan. I love to crank the lower zone down super tight along with the velcro strap, then leave my upper a little looser. Its super quick and easy to do too. Also, these boots give me the least amount of heel lift I've ever had. If you have a lower-volume foot and a mid-to-high arch, these will fit great. I was able to downsize to a 10.5 (street shoe 11.5-12) and they fit perfect after a bit of breaking in. They feel pretty stiff out of the box but after some good hard days of riding, they will feel great. I highly recommend these boots for ANYONE. Park, pow, all-mountain, groomers, etc...doesn't matter, slays it all.