First off, this is not a boot for beginners. Intermediate to advanced at least. Now that we have that out of the way, I freakin love these boots. The outershell is basically bulletproof, the thermal moldable liner is a new material that wont break down as quickly as well as being super comfortable. I heat molded them first then took them out and they were instantly comfortable. You have 3 different arch supports to choose from depending on your foot, as well as two different sized ankle hold inserts that go into the liner. The outer shell will also hold up longer and not break down and get soft as fast. The flex inserts are an amazing addition as well! I take them out when I'm riding in the the resort and then put them in when i need something stiffer for the backcountry. Doesn't matter what type of boarder you are, as long as you arent a beginner; These boots will be great for you because you can customize them for a different type of ride so easily.