Stylish, responsive and versatile boot
of Sem, Blue Tomato Shop Utrecht, Blue Tomato, 18.6.2022
I tested this boot indoor in The Netherlands, mostly riding rails and in Austria mostly in Kitzsteinhorn. I recommend this boot to any intermediate to advanced level rider who is looking for a fast responding boot to ride the whole mountain, including park. If you are looking for a boot to start riding park, hit your first boxes or rails with, I would recommend a softer flex boot. The boot is not very forgiving and will punish you if you make mistakes.
The outer shell is really sturdy and hard which makes the boot last a long time. The power strap makes sure you can crank your boot just that extra bit and because the strap is on the outside you can tighten it on the go. The zipper that goes over the laces makes sure your feet stay dry and prevent your laces from freezing.
When I know I am going to be riding rails all day I remove the insertable strips to make my boot feel a little more softer. When I’m planning on riding the mountain and maybe hit some powder, I put them back in for ultimate response. That’s one of the many reasons why I have been loving this boot compared to any other boots i've tried in the past.
If you want to be riding the way Sam Taxwood does, hit street obstacles but also ripping the whole mountain, then this really is a boot to consider.