I ditched my Graf G35x's for these. They are very comfortable, but they are lacking in the quality department. After my second time on the ice with them, I had to replace the right runner. It broke just under the heel. I have skated on them about 5 times now and the boot has a few chips in it. I can see that with the amount I skate, I will be getting new skates in about a year. I would recomend these skates for a wider foot for comfort, but you might want to spend the extra $200 and get the 11k's or Graf's if you want something that will last.