They're just snug. They have a great inner boot, and after the heat molding it seemed to be a good fit. They also include heel-lift pads, but I haven't used those yet. I admit, I haven't ridden mine hard yet, and don't really know how much they'll pack out, but they're still pretty snug, not painful at all.
Ok, that definitely answers my question!
That's exactly how I'd like them to fit, with the size 14 Ride boots I have now becoming loose and feeling too big.
I also have wider feet which makes the Ride boots a little painful when I sometimes go on my toe edge, and everyone says ThirtyTwo's boots are wide so that's how I know I don't need to worry about that.
I'll still wait to see how Mjigga99's STWs turn out though before I pull the trigger and order.