I can't speak for those specifically, but I bought a pair in 2001 Northwave Kevin Jones, and they finally are breaking down this year. So if they are the same quality, its probably worth whatever they cost.
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 6:09 pm Posts: 388 Location: Chamonix, France
I use northwave decade, mostly because that's what the bootfitting shop here likes to work with the most.
I'm also very happy with them.
They seem pretty durable but I've only had about 30 days on them so far.
I think the nicest bit is the quality of the lacing system (which isn't the same as what you linked to) compared to other quick lacing systems I've used before (esp. the salomon one). It locks by flipping cams instead of something springloaded, so it doesn't slip, and it's very adjustable.
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am Posts: 1455 Location: 395
I'm on my second pair of Kevin Jones. Love em for resort but too heavy for b.c. imo. I thought NW was out of business or something. I've owned about 5 pairs of their boots. I hope they make a comeback, but for now love my malamutes for b.c.
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:09 pm Posts: 662 Location: white room
I've been riding Northwave boots for the past 12 or so years. I've had a few pairs last maybe 4 seasons. They're the only boot that can really lock my heal down, yet there's no pressure points, and I know I can put them on outta the box with no modifications and they'll be comfy. I get whichever model has an 8 flex - I'm about to buy a pair of Decades. I'd much prefer regular laces, as they work and can be fixed easily. I'm a bit skeptical of all the new lacing systems, especially for boots you'll be wearing in the backcountry, but it seems all the companies are doing this type of thing. And the soles are not ideal for hiking in sketchy, icy spots. Don't know why they can't put a burly tread pattern on their boots.