Flex 5-7 boot with great adjustability
de Jussi, Blue Tomato Shop Helsinki, Blue Tomato, 18/02/2022
I rode this boot with a new Huck Knife 2022, which had super sharp edges so this affects my view as I was not used to the new board. I was never used to a laced up boot, so this was a major shock for me after using BOA and the Nitro TLS. There are pros and cons. The main difference that I found is that laced up boot needs more breaking in to be able to tighten up perfectly. But doing this the right way, the old school lacing system do not fade you and go loose. There is so much adjustability with these boots, as you can tighten the boa around your ankle and ride more loose with the laces. Around your shin is the strap, which you can leave open if you want more flexible boot. I preferred to ride all tight to break the boot in. For this reason, Vans has this boot in 5-7 flex category. The boot looks good and I liked its tweakability. I think after riding these more, I will fall more in love for them.
I recommend this boot for anyone from intermediate-advanced riders that look for a park heavy all mountain boot. Compared to the Vans aura pro, these are more adjustable (great for reducing any foot pain and soreness) and a notch softer than them. If you want more of a all mountain boot go for the Vans aura pro and if you want a freeride heavy all-mountain boot with stiffness go for the Vans infuse.