I used to snowboard, and coming from such comfortable boots I had to find something that was at least close. I bought the Hot Dogger not because of its stunning good looks, but because it seemed like it would be the most comfortable. The intuition moldable liner is like a dense pillow surrounding your foot. I still get response from the boot, but in a different way than normal boots. Because of the flex you should size down a 1/2 to full size.
I usually wear a 9.5 shoe, I got this boot in an 8.5. Because when you lean forward your foot slides back into position. When they say no shin bang, they mean it. I would wear my Hot Doggers over my snowboard boots. That's saying something. Also, because of the design, your feet stay warmer than most other boots too. The only boots I've worn that come in comparison to these are the Dalbello Crypton Pro.
I highly recommend these boots, just remember to size down a bit.