I have owned my pair of Nordica Double Six's for almost 3 years now and they have held up very well. I had to buy a replacement buckle at the beginning of the season this year, but these boots still work very well. This boot is a good park boot for somebody who is looking for a boot that isn't very soft, but isn't very stiff as well. The color of this boot is pretty neutral and fairly clean compared to years previous. The Double Six is definitely a good boot that I would recommend.