I bought these boots at the beginning of the year. I was looking for a super stiff boot and loved my previous DC boots that I retired last year. Within the first week with these new boots the sole on the heel started to come off. I was a little annoyed but didn't do much about it due to being super busy and not having time to contact DC. Throughout the season I've continued to ride and the entire sole on my boot is coming off and last week the quick draw string in the liner has snapped on me. I have two friends with the same boots and they are having the same issues. One had already stopped using their Torstein boots and has bought another brand. Also the boot didn't hold it's stiffness as long as I hoped. Barely got through half a season. Definitely not worth the full price paid. They're currently on sale for half off and I question if that's still worth the price. Would definitely not recommend nor purchase again.