I just got a pair of HMK Team Focus Boots, have 2 rides on them in snow that has been somewhat slushy. My feet at the end of the day have been completely dry. The BOA lace-up has been really nice as well, I was skeptical at first but after a 6 hour day of riding and the boot being just as snug as the moment I left the parking lot. I would say probably the only downside, on a warm day (40 degrees) my feet begin to get pretty warm!
HMK as a company, after the minor things I dealt with, they will receive my complete support. Very customer oriented and seem to do anything to ensure customer satisfaction.
My wife bought me the Klim Adrenaline GTX Boot ($220), I was considering returning them and getting something less expensive but I decided to keep them and they are amazing. A little heavy but it is a tough yet very comfort boot. I don't think I will need to buy another winter boot for a long time.
This winter I have used klim adrenaline, hmk voyageur boa and MF stompers.
All 3 are good boots. Here's my take on them.
Comfort Stiffness warmth
1 stompers 1 klim. 1 klim (almost to hot feet get wet)
2 hmk 2 hmk 2 hmk
3 klim 3 mf 3 mf
Weight of boot (lightest to heaviest)
I find the stompers the easiest to walk in but they are a little short. Even with the powder cuff hooked to the laces snow finds it's way into the top if the boots.
Klim the most awkward to walk in the warmest to a point that my feet get wet from sweating.
Hmk boa lace is nice never need to re adjust it. After 5 rides the soles show more wear on them then my klims after 2 years. The mf sole seems the be the most resistant to abuse from my skins airframes.
Really one cannot go wrong with any of these choices.
My opinion only.
Are you guys somehow finding local places to try on these boots? Or are you just ordering them online and hoping for the best? Every stinking shop I go to has Klim all over the wall, but I can't find anything for the MF or the HMK. It sucks, because I am really interested in both, especially the motorfist based on the above review that they are the most comfy and have the most durable sole, even if not the warmest of all.