As mom to two little kids, age 4 and 5, I wanted snugness, comfort, and reliability: that meant no rentals. I'd never heard of a adjustable boot and knew immediately it was a great idea if the quality was there: These work great, simple system, the kids each liked the fit right away. Skiing is important to me and I really wanted to start them off right, but not expensively. These are great, solid boots, thanks for finding and selling these REI (only a few places sell these). I'm just about to buy a bigger pair that will fit 4 sizes of my kids feet, in one easy purchase.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend