I ride the stiffealst of stiff boots the 32 prime and I love em. Prior to owning the prime I was riding a pair of vans hi standard. The hi standard were damn comfortable out of box but immediately after my first session on them I noticed major major heel lift, I also happened to injure myself that day. I blamed the non supportive vans and my noodley board, so I swapped out my soft setup for a gnu Billy goat, 32 prime, Burton malavitas. $h1t$ hella pimp and rides like a dream. Anyway back to the topic, my vans had heel lift issue at the tightest setting soooo go try it out.