I just recently rode this boot. I have about 20years riding experience with an average of 10 days per year. I've been through at least 8 different boots over the years, and Have tried every lacing system.
I will say a few things about this boot concerning fit, comfort, performance, and function.
The heel zone felt snug. The toe area seemed to fit well with enough room to wiggle your toes. The upper ankle and shin area felt good and fit well. I did feel some discomfort in the inside of my arches, not at the bottom of my foot, but more toward the side of the foot. The inner lacing worked well, especially the inner lace lock. The outer lace seemed to work well also. I did get the impression that it was pretty hard to over tighten.
My overall feeling on this boot is that it fits well. It does not offer much comfort in my experience of boots. I would suggest that you only buy this boot in true size.
Hard to tell from a first impression, But it seemed like a very still boot.
I have never liked lacing boots. So for me, an alternative to the BOA system, this was an option I wanted to explore.
The heel zone was rock solid, not heel lift at all. No rubbing either, I"m sure the gel ankle support had alot to do with this. The inner lacing system didn't move att all, it stayed where I tightened it. Although I think it was easy to over tighten the inner lace. I was getting some shin rub when the laces were tight. The outer lace seemed to work well also. Bottom line I believe the lacing system works very well.
Again, I still feel this wasn't the most comfortable boot I rode. But, It did fit well. The inner arch area I was talking about earlier, did give me a little discomfort. There seemed to be alot of pressure in that area. But, I was wearing Burton bindings, this boot has a much smaller footprint that most boots in size 11. I could have been getting some side roll in the binding. At the end of the day. My feet weren't tired and the boots were super easy to take off.
This is a stiff boot in my opinion. Very reactive, responds well.
Super easy to put on and take off. laces very easily and quickly, very happy with the system.