This is the BOA version of the 32 Exus. Just like we say with the exus there are many boots out there in this price range so look around and try on as many of these as you can. If the STW is comfortable for you then why not. It’s all about comfort at this point and the STW isn’t bad in terms of performance in this price range. 32 also makes some of the wider snowboard boots out there so if you have wide feet they are worth considering. If you have more narrow feet then you might want to consider another company. We like the rubber sole because it seems to have good traction in most conditions you will experience. The STW isn’t going to blow any minds but if you want an easy in easy out entry level boot then the STW might work fo you.