The Nike Women’s Zoom Force One is well made responsive boot. We had our doubts when they appeared on the sceene but have to admit Nike knows feet work really well and came into the snowboarding world correct. The Zoom Force 1 is going to be here for a while. We’d like to see articulation because this type of design usually doesn’t hold it’s flex. That being said this boot is very stiff at first but after a bit of riding it wears down to a medium feel. The traditional laces are not sexy like speed lace or BOA but they will lock and provide excellent upper and lower adjustability. We like the little plastic lock that is attached to the top of the bottom laces. It saves time and secures the lower laces. The Zoom Force is a solid boot and should be considered when if you want a stiffer ultra responsive well fitting boot. It will fit very well and is very comfortable. On our first day we had no issues that you normally have on a first day on a boot.