If you're a beginner skier, what you have heard about ski boots is totally false. The Tecnica Esprit 8 Ski Boots are the opposite of a 'foot jail', they are built for one thing: comfort. The 104mm width won't cause any pressure points and a cushy liner provides the utmost in foot swaddling comfort. A flex index of 60 provides enough support for new skiers to master the basics but retains the all day comfort you crave. Combined, the Esprit 8 boots are probably the most comfortable out there put them on for a day of skiing, and wear them to the club later, you'll never know!