Before going down in these I would have jumped for them a second time if needed but the ankle support came out of the bracket before I even hit the pavement. I can't really view them the same. The toe slider fitment was a little off as well so casually walking it would smack the ground at times and even the ankle brace arm would slip out at times. They are great pair of boots though with its flaws. The feel on the pegs, comfortable fit and the perforation really makes this a great budget boot. They just need some fine tuning for me personally to trust them again. I could have just received a bad batch or something but the fact it made it off the assembly and through CE certification makes me second guess.