I got these boots right after I got rid of my burton freestyle boots last month! to be honest. i went to the ski shop to get a pair of '08 burton SL10s. it was a great deal but when I put them on, i again had the same problem that I used to have with my old burtons; the center outer area of my left foot started getting numbed once again and this problem bugged me so much last year! (the only pair of boots which hasn't yet given me the same problem in the Burton line is the new SLX but the price was really steep on those!) Thank God the sales assistant was very knowledgable and he recommended me to try these DC Status boots on and VIOLA!!!!!! I felt like my feet were in heaven! These boots are as comfortable as the $500-Burton SLX! and the dual boas are incredible! so easy to lace-up! I'm gonna be using these boots in CO, UT and Whistler this year but I'm sure they'll breeze through! And the design! VERY unique! my gf calls them 'space boots'! Yes, Indeed! Great product from DC!!!!!!!