I've struggled to found women splitboarding boots - or any women outdoor quality gear, let's be honest here, the industry HAS to step up! - these boots have made the trick for me. Thanks to the small sizing. The liners are comfortable but very warm and didn't fit my small feet properly, so I've switched them with liners from Intuition Industry that got heat fitted to my feet. This is now the perfect kit! I was not ready to made the shift to hard boots so this does it for me. The boots fit great with Black Diamond crampons too.
The boots take some time to break in. Give it a couple resort riding days before a big day touring or you'll end up with blisters and sore everything.
I got the boots 2 weeks ago and used them to climb Mt baker. I ordered 9 (street shoe 8.5) and it fit well, at least with the thin socks I used for spring climbing. The boots were comfortable, and I had no blisters or pain out of the box, they are relatively light. They worked well with the black diamond neve semi automatic crampons. I like the straps to tighten the boot in ride mode, it also offers additional peace of mind in case the laces break (it happened to me with other boots) Cons: the lacing design: I m still getting used to it. I didn t have too many issues making it tight enough, but I had issues with the laces on the inside : there are 2 external laces closing system, one on the left side of the boot, one on the right side, which means there are laces dangling around on the inside part of your feet, and when walking or skinning, they can get entangled. It gets even worse when wearing crampons.. That would nt be an issue with a pant that goes over the boot (integrated gaiters) like my hard shell, but I was wearing a light softshell that does not go over the boots. I would consider bringing separate gaiters next time.