This is a great model from Salomon that offers superior comfort, ease of entry, and good performance. the 3 buckle boot design is common place, and the hike feature is extremely easy to use on this light weight model. It has a custom fit, heat moldable liner, with bio vent to keep the foot warm and dry. The 90 flex is great for the intermediate to light advanced rider. It has a 100 mm last, which still fits snug, but provides ample toe room so the foot doesn't feel like it's in a vice. come and try these and all of the other quest model boots that alpine offers.