Not too tall or too stiff, the perfect park, freestyle, and all around riding boot for me that took me forever to find! I can't use a boot that comes up to high on my shin and calf because it affects my muscle use and riding, and winds up being painful. For years I've been switching between boots that are close to 18 years old and childrens boots that just don't have any support at all. These are soft, but they also give me some solid support that I haven't had in boots for years, the adjustability factor with the velcro top piece is great as well as quick and easy to use.. I even got the mens version for my husband and he really likes them too. Now that they seem to be on sale everywhere I'm contemplating buying another pair for backup.