Pros: warm,supportive good mix of flex and stiffness good if you want to go groomed and ungroomed
Cons: Not as stiff for steeper harder terrain could be a little warmer and higher
I rented these from REI when I first started cross country and backcountry skiing. Even though these were rentals from REI and saw alot of use they were in excellent condition and didnt show any sign of wear. They were on the snug side for my size so if you tend to wear narrow shoes these might be a good fit for you. I paired them up with Fisher BackCountry Crown skis and had a great time. I sayed out for 3-4 hours and covered some varied terrain to include Hills, deep powder ,snow mobile track and single track. The boots worked very well and my feet were comfortable. Rarely flopped over like other boots.