A staple and go-to for a lot of Thirtytwo team riders, this medium-stiff, all-mountain boot provides enough support for all types of terrain. The durable rubber outsole features STI Energy Foam technology to help cushion your landings while the tall, supportive internal lacing system, Heel Hold Kit and Performance Backstay give you a super secure heel lock for maximum response at all times. The incorporated Storm Shield helps keep your feet warm and dry while lengthening the overall life of the boot, and the Level 3 Liner and Footbed are heat moldable so you can get the most out of every ride.
- STI Evolution Foam Outsole
- 1:1 True Fit Outsole
- 3D Molded Tongue
- Articulated Cuff
- Performance Backstay
- Tongue Tension System
- Performance Liner
- Performance Footbed
- Storm Shield
- Heel Hold Kit
STI Evolution Foam Outsole - Designed at STI (eS, Emerica, Etnies) this foam provides better cushioning than traditional foam materials and dramatically reduces the weight of their boots by eliminating the need for a heavy rubber outsole.
1:1 True Fit Outsole - Creating true half-sizes is another huge step in achieving the best fitting boots in the snowboard market. Test it for yourself, you won't be disappointed.
3D Molded Tongue - ThirtyTwo's 3D Molded Tongues wrap your foot for easier lacing, an even flex, and improved fit and heel hold.
Articulated Cuff - This advanced shell construction creates high performing, smooth flexing boots that are easier to lace and more durable. There is also less shell distortion, resulting in consistent heel hold through the full flex range.
Performance Backstay - Provides solid flex and durability
Tongue Tension System - With increased leverage and reduced friction, ThirtyTwo's Tongue Tension system works with the 3D Molded Tongue for easier closure and a more secure fit providing the ultimate heel lock down.
Performance Liner - Heat moldable, dual-density foam, molded evolution foam with heel cradle, arch support, heel cushioning, and additional spine support.
Performance Footbed - Molded polyurethane footbed for ultimate comfort, dual-density polyurethane pod in the heel for maximum cushioning, molded TPU heel cradle and arch support with a mesh topsheet for comfort.
Storm Shield - An all-weather seal.
So I went online and I bought these rolling the dice that 13 the biggest size they came in would have to be true to size. WRONG. I put them on with a thin sock and they where tight. A 1/2 size tight. So warning they truly do run small.
Now on the other hand. I did not heat treat them.. Heck I had never heard of such a thing. Apparently you can heat treat the foot bed to mold to your foot. Also get the boot stretched out. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to do it. But I'm going to keep them and go for it. Here's why.
I did a full day of boarding in them despite the fact they fit poorly
They are a stiff boot they say 7/10 I would give them more of a 8 or 9/10 They walk like your in ski boots.
I had to tighten them up a couple times throughout the day. The pull string liner seems like it doesn't stay snug. The outer laces seem more for show then for actual tightening the boot. They come with discs you jam in the Side of the boot to make them tighter. I didn't use them for obvious reasons.
The " responsiveness " that people write in reviews is another way to say stiff. You lean into your toe edge and this boot will hold you up until gravity takes you down.
I rode yesterday in a few inches of powder, ice, granular, groomers. Typical New England boarding. Over all I would say if you're free riding and you're in and out of the park. I would skip these they are to stiff.
If your exclusively a hard charger from dawn to dusk these are for you.
Carving was great, The stiffness was exceptional to lean into. The heel cup kept you in the boot. The grip was nice on the bottom of the boot for icy base conditions. Over all I would give it 7/10. Wouldn't be my first choice for the all mountain with occasional park session as it was described numerous times. I feel it's more back country, hard charging powder days. I would go a little less stiff for a true all around rider.
I'm sure they will loosen up a little I'm just giving a day 1 with these boots. Oh, yes feet where dry and warm all day with thin socks. 20- 24° All day. Also, I consider myself intermediate to advanced level New England rider. I don't claim to know everything about snowboard technology. But I do a decent amount of research before I buy something and some of the reviews where a little misleading across the web. I hope this review helps someone that is on the fence like I was. Also big thanks to tactics.com I placed 2 orders by accident and they called me to confirm 1 day later I had my order corrected and shipped.