I'm a big fan of stiff boots, and these are definitely stiff.
I was worried that they were too much so at the beginning, but now that they're breaking in (6+ days) they're pretty good.
Even without heat molding them, they fit well enough right out of the box to spend all day riding in them for multiple days.
Had to put the stiffening inserts in them to keep the fabric from bending inwards and rubbing around my ankle.
The insole is great, but I will probably have to get an aftermarket one to take up some of the room in the boot.
The lacing system works well, but I'm a little worried about the durability with as hard as I have to pull on the laces to get the boot to conform to my foot.
All in all, a comfy, stiff boot, that just needs a little tweak here and there to get it to perfection.