I have the Malamutes too. They have the best lace system out there I feel. They run true to size, I wear a 10 in most shoes and a 10 fit me good. the liner is heat moldable I am told but I never bothered to do the heat thing, they just conform to your foot. I have the 09 version and the only thing I dont like is how the outside of the lace area where the upper strap of my binding hits is geting worn, I have to do a vinyl patch already on one side. The placement of the piping is too high up and it gets a lot of rubbing from the binding.