How are the boots? I'm thinking of picking up a pair of nitros myself
Sorry for the insanely late reply, but I like the boots a lot. They are very firm and I get essentially no heel lift.
The only bummer is that the laces don't always stay locked, I like to have them really tight, and I can feel the lock pop loose when I'm really stressing the upper part of the boot.
That said, heel lift was a big issue for me. I went to a lot of stores and tried on a lot of boots. I bet I put on close to 30 boots until I found ones that I liked, so I would rather have these boots than anything I've tried. I would definitely recommend buying boots this way; they are all so different. Having boots that fit me right makes a huge difference.