I finally bought 12/13 full tilt drop kicks before last season and it was probably the greatest gear decision I've ever made. I used to get tired after 3-4 hours of skiing and couldn't wait to take my old boots off in the lodge, even if it was for 20 minutes to give my feet a rest at lunch. Toebang and shin bang were frequent since I ski east coast ice and I got shin splints a couple of times as well.
After riding Full tilts for an entire season, I can safely say I'm never going back. I got 35+ days on snow and I NEVER got shinbang. Thats right. Never, not even once. Toe bang also was almost completely eliminated and I only got it a couple times from taking landings to the gucci plateau. Even still, it didn't even really hurt that bad at all. I could wear my dropkicks for the entire day with only a mild discomfort by the end of the day (8+ hours later). The pain at the end of the day was nothing compared to any other boots I've owned.
Damn I sound like a Full tilt rep but I have a few cons, which actually can easily be solved. My main complaint about the boots is the price. I paid $450 for my drop kicks which was a stretch for my broke ass. Full tilt might not like this but honestly go on Ebay and buy last years boots for half of the price or wait until Full Tilt has an end of season sale or something like that. I made the mistake of buying them through preorder so I easily could have saved $100-150 that way.
When I first got my dropkicks, I actually found them to be pretty uncomfortable. I didn't understand the hype surrounding Fulltilts. I wore them around the house for a couple hours each day to try and break them in but my ankles felt like they were throbbing in the boots. I had been fitted by a boot fitter just a couple of weeks before that so I was confused as to why they were so uncomfortable. I decided to go to my local shop and get them heat molded for $10. It was like light and day. The difference was incredibly and it practically felt like I was wearing a tennis shoe. They are insanely comfortable for ski boots. The discomfort might have been because of the shape of my feet but even if yours are pretty comfortable when you first get them, they will be even more comfortable after being molded. If you get full tilts, GET THEM HEAT MOLDED.
Thats all I got, if you have any questions and would like an "unbiased" opinion, no offense full tilt, then feel free to pm me.