I had given up on finding a great fitting boot until I found these. Regular boots in the correct size caused serious hot spots, especially on the widest part of my foot. I tried these out of desperation and was pleasantly surprised. The boots fit correctly with no hot spots around the wide part of my foot. I was able to keep my boots on all day when I used to have to stop every couple of hours with my old boots to let my feet rest. If you have wide feet and have had issues being comfortable in a snowboarding boot, don't give up. These boots are the trick. And the lacing system is pretty nice as well.