Ya, they are kick ass boots. Luckily for you
, you shouldn't need new boots for a long time.
I have close to 80 days on mine & they're still better than all the new boots that I bought. Except the RFL's
I've had a pair of SLX's & a pair of Ions, both pair weren't as good as the Grails I have right now.
My theory on why they were discontinued.
They were too good of a boot for what they were charging for it.
Haven't tried the Imperial but @ $399.99
The stiffness in my grails has held up way longer than my SLX or Ion.
Grails $299.99 Why would you spend $300 more dollars on an inferior boot?
Answer, you don't. You get rid of the boot.