These are great boots for little rippers. My kid loved his ThirtyTwo Kids Boas (not the Lashed) but once he progressed they weren't stiff enough. I looked all over for some double Boas in his size, which didn't exist. I didn't think these would be much different from the less expensive Kids Boas, but tried them due to a lack of other options... they're quite a bit stiffer while remaining just as comfortable and warm. He *loves* riding in these and reports much better edge control. (All info relayed from a 10 year old :) ). Anyway, thanks ThirtyTwo for making great kids boots, I always recommend these and the plain Kids Boas to anyone who'll listen.