I typically ride ATV trails and tight single track trails in the woods. I bought these boots because of the weight savings over the Crossfires. I also have a slender foot and didn't like the clunky/floppy feeling of other boots I had tried. I've been very impressed with fit and overall comfort; Even after a long ride, you don't feel like you have had anything on your feet. I also feel very safe with these on. I've put them through their paces in the protection department and they've passed with flying colors. The only thing that I don't like about the boot is the gator (sp?) at at the top. It does NOT close properly. When you close the top clasp, the gator wants to fold instead of sit flat. I've got a normal sized calf, but I've just gotten use to them not being quite right there. Everything else about them is great and I highly recommend them if you're looking for a lightweight boot and don't need/want the Crossfire!