How could you go wrong with this retro colour way? People get a good laugh when I tell them they're the same as the boots my Mom wore in the 80's. I upgrade the standard 6 flex tongue to an 8 flex, and upgrade the liner to a Pro liner for added stiffness. The combo of the stiffer tongue and liner together make for the perfect flex if you're shredding hard, hitting big jumps, and riding pipe, street or all over the mountain. Only con to this boot is it doesn't have an shock absorbent bed under the liner, but you can always switch it out with one!