I love these boots now, but it took a while. I am an aggressive female skier with very narrow feet and slim ankles. This boot runs fairly narrow/tight/stiff so it's perfect for me. In fact, when I first got these boots I could barely get my feet into them. Overall these are good boots--very stiff, responsive and reliable. I feel totally comfortable skiing aggressively and pushing them to my limit. Now they are great and very comfortable but it took me ~10 ski days to break them in. At first the boots created sore spots on the top of one foot and on my ankle. Now that has gone away and I really like these boots, but I'd say these aren't the boots for either a very casual skier or someone not willing to invest the time to break them in well.