I have the Haze boots. I'm pretty new to boarding, so can't speak well about the performance aspects of the boot, but I can't feel them hindering me in any way. They are also very comfortable all day long. I have noticed a few minor negatives, but ther are pretty minor. The lacing system works great in avoiding pressure points, and you can really lock things down tight, but for me at least, there ends being a lot of extra lace to be stored, and I haven't found a really efficient/comfy way of doing that. I do find my self having to retighten about 3 times in the first couple hours, but after that they stay tight. I've put a lot of pressure on the laces and plastic tabs when tightening everything down, and haven't had any problems yet, but something about the whole system just feels like it's about to give when I'm really tighening them down. Again though, no problems yet. I also advise trying them on and wearing them for quite a while before buying. I wore my mine for about 15 minutes before buying, and also had them heat molded. Even with that, they packed out enough to give me a little more wiggle room than I'd like.