I've been rocking Nordica's Ace of Spades for the past few years now, and for good reason...it's the best boot I've ever had. Here's why...
First off, I hate stiff boots...a lot. And although I wouldn't consider the Ace of Spade to be an overly soft boot, it doesn't feel like you're about to drop in a World Cup race course when you have it on either. It's more so a comfortable in between flex-wise, which is perfect for me and the way I ski.
Feature and design-wise, it has three buckles that give the support of four, a cushy liner complete with padding on top of the foot, and a gel-filled boot board that increases comfort and stomping ability while doing a great job of absorbing shock.
In terms of the fit, it's definitely a bit on the wider side, but not too wide, as I have a bit of a narrower/average width foot (with a high instep, which has always given me problems in boots, until I started wearing these), and it fits like a glove, or rather, how a ski boot should fit.
In short, if you're looking for a boot that's not too soft and not too stiff and not too skinny and not too wide, give these a shot, because Nordica truly has an ace in the hole with these boots.