I own the K2 T1's and I would say that it is a pretty stiff boot (8/10 on K2's stiffness scale I believe). Everyone has different preferences and what is too stiff/not stiff enough for me might be different for you. I would suggest to try them on and see what you think. I mainly use them for touring and powder days. They are a great boot and very comfortable with the Intuition liner. I have noticed some wear on the back of the boot (after about 10-12 days), near the heel, from my Burton Cartels digging into the leather though.