"Great boot if you want a lightweight touring/ski mountaineering boot. Very comfortable walk mode."
Although the boot is great, it took forever to get it. Ordered on Feb. 1st and delivered on the 21st. The reason I can write this review is because I ordered the same boot on Backcountry.com and had free delivery in 2 days! Granted I live on the West coast and BC.com is in Salt Lake, but really? 3 weeks to get your gear? I will promptly return it and never order from Mooseballs again. I'm sure this is not the norm, but it happens to be the first and last time I will get gear here.If you want a bit more performance and stiffness for the downhill, the Maestrale has an extra buckle and hence a few more grams to lug around.