Bought these to compare to HMK Focus. I went with the HMKs (review written). I thought these ran a little big. I am a true 9 shoe size and the 9 was a little sloppy. I didn't think these were very comfortable. The bottom liner kind of "bunches up" under your foot in my opnion that's why the low comfort score. I wish the liner had more structure to it. Away from that, the overall style was pretty good. There is some support, but personally I was looking for a little more (hence going with the stiffer HMKs). The lacing system is quick and easy and I found it possible to get them good and snug. One pull on the laces and they sinch up and the outside clickers are nice to keep the boot tight. They were easy to walk in, but felt like there was a lot of boot to lug around (maybe because they were a little big). I would not recommend- didn't fit my personal preference for fit and support. However, its not a bad boot overall and a friend of mine loves his.