Ankle movement is one of the worst parts of cheap boots and while it isn’t horrible in the White Labels, it isn’t their strong suit either. Plus, where they hinge takes some getting used to. The sole and lower structure of the boot is all connected and made of stiff plastic that extends pretty high up the back of the ankle, much higher than pivoting hinged boots do. That moves where this non-hinged boot actually flexes a good 3 inches above the ankle. At first I didn’t think this was going to work, but while riding, I didn’t feel encumbered or restrained by this. I would say this is a good way of getting around the “floppy ankle” problem that cheap boots have after three or four rides. Structurally, these haven’t broken down to the point where they have no support or protection. While peg grip is pretty low, bike grip is solid. The boots have a nearly seamless inner profile that is covered in textured rubber allowing me to weld to the bike nicely.