Just got a pair of the Deeluxe Xavier Boots. I was really impressed with the quality of these boots. Super solid! I have used them two full days while Heli guiding and love them. The Vibram sole rules. I did a short boot pack into hard slab to get to a line and they are much better then the Burton Ions I have been using for the past year. Highly recommend these boots. I was a little worried about the stiffness after reading a bunch of reviews but the reality is..... You can't really have an opinion until you try something. They are definitely stiffer then the Ions but they are nowhere near what I was expecting which is good. They work for me and I'm Stoked. Can't wait to get on the split with them.