DC is known for their soft forward flex and this boot is on their mid to soft side. That means it’s supportive almost everywhere except for the forward lean. This is good if you want to enjoy a little more freedom of movement in the park. The DC Park Boot also has a decent shock absorption if you like hitting big kickers. DC makes great boards and boots. The only issue we see with this boot is there isn’t an ankle lock to secure the lower adjustability. DC has a great shell but as of late their liners have not been on par with their shell. It can make for a ride that isn’t as comfortable as some boots out there. That being said the Park is one of the more comfortable boots in the DC line and that is why it does so well in terms of sales. In 2012 DC changed it up to add lace and BOA so some will like this change and some might no. For 2013 the Park has a cool little lace fastener at the ankle like the Nike boots so it has a much easier way to adjust the upper and lower separately.