Thank you INAN. It is not possible for me to try the boots or any boots as I live in Hong Kong. SB boots are almost non-existent. The only way for me to buy a pair is to order from web.
From the very few comments I read on the web, more than one time people complained that the lace portion nearest to the toes is very difficult to be tightened up. Someone even broke the front pair of lugs of plastic wrapper in doing so. Do you find this is the case? How is the heel holding capability? I and wearing a pair of Burton Driver X size 9 and found it is a tad too large. I have small heels. Heel-lifting is constantly bugging me.