So this is probably not so useful of a review as this is an extremely old product. I have found these to be the end all of Telemark ski boots. No walk mode and extreme stiffness are options most would laugh at for telemark skiing, but i have found these to be extremely hiking friendly with the upper cuff opened up and loose while retaining the ankle and lower cuff somewhat tight. The power and precision afforded by these boots make the extra weight worth it. The bellows itself is not particularly stiff (black diamond) or flexible (garmont/scott) but I have found this to be a good thing, as turning requires little effort to get the boot to flex right, but stability and precision are there from the siff cuff and arch. They fit a bit on the narrow side. they get somewhat cut up on the inside toes easily, but they have stood the test of time. If you can find these cheap at a swap or something, I would highly recommend them.