You can't really go wrong with Burton gear. The Feather is the lower end board, but with Burton lower end is still better than some high end stuff. I think it's a sweet setup. I have the Burton Mint boots (last year's model) and I absolutely love them. They are super comfy and they have broken in perfectly. Make sure you buy a size that feels a bit snug, because with the TruFit boot liner that conforms to your foot, they are going to sink in a bit as you wear them, so they may feel a bit tight the first few times you wear them but after a few days of riding, they'll break right in.