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This is Northwave’s flagship model, and they have been in this business for a long time. Their Northwave Decade SL is just as popular with their team as it is with the general public making it a best seller.
These boots are tricked out with high-end liners from Northwave which utilize memory foam in essential areas to ensure that the boot comfortably fits the shape of your unique foot. The powerstraps with a quick lace give you all the support in the world. To handle heavy impacts and keep your feet warm in the cold, an EVA foot bed is used.
With these boots, there is no room for heel-lift. Your heel will be firmly kept in place by tight webbing once you fasten the laces. While the lacing system on these boots may not be the simplest solution, the experienced benefits of a tight and comfortable fit once you get it down are more than worth it. No matter how long you are hitting the hills, these will not slip or alter.
To avoid the inevitable wear and tear than occurs at the heel of snowboard boots, these boots feature a reinforced heel. They also feature a “Double Crossbow sole” which offers great flexibility and good response.
Typically best-sellers are always great all-rounders, and these Decade boots from Northwave are no exception. If you are into snowboarding, get in to these boots.
Ride makes great gear for all occasions across a wide range of both snowboard boots and bindings. With so much specialized gear on the market, it is nice to have a model that can do anything.
These boots, however, are quite stiff, so we find that powerful riders get the most out of them. Users looking for softer boots might want to look elsewhere. For those all-mountain chargers looking for a solid and stable ride on the park, piste, and pow, this is a great choice.
The liner incorporates J-bars to provide an extra level of support to what is already a solid build thanks to high-density foam. Thanks to the easy-lock lacing system and Boa that focuses on the tongue of the boot, a snug fit is guaranteed with these boots. To even distribute, an additional Boa coiler is used on the outer shell. Any loos wire retracts automatically to make these extremely easy to get on and off.
The more attentive users will notice the Michelin Man on the sole of the shoe – this famous French tire manufacturer provides lightweight and durable rubber with great traction for these boots. Above rests an insole that is able to take some heavy hits, especially at the heel.
When using these boots Ride recommends getting their liners heat molded, but we know you can’t always get to a shop that does this. Luckily, they will naturally form to the shape of your foot after you wear them for a few days. Whatever you decide to do, these boots will give you one of the greatest fits ever.
Ride tips there hat to their heritage with this now model. While snowboard boots from 1992 look like something Alaskan children wear to school mixed with something from the golden age of Polar exploration, these boots are as state-of-the-art as they come.
When it comes down to the features of the boot, these standout in that they have a “Tongue Tied Focus” system which easily fastens the outer shell and liner with no pinching, discomfort, or pressure points. The tongue of this boot has more give room than most, so you can get it in the perfect position before tightening. Even more, the thick powerstrap provides additional adjustability.
Sometimes, it may be best to wear these boots a little less cranked to appreciate the tweakability. The dual-density foam in the liner, along with the flex, allow you to truly contort yourself and get rid of some weird grabs. However, when you are ready for big jumps and high speeds, these can handle that, too.
The liner is in “pocket” sections that match the shape of the ankle for a fit that is as good as can be. The J-bars add a good amount of support, too! The outside features a high-end colab sole from Michelin with a pure rubber toe cap, so you can expect these boots to last you a long time.
There is no doubt that you have seen those little golden letters before. These beautiful adidas Samba boots pay homage to the classic shoe of the same name. While these may have some ways to go before they become as iconic as the shoes, these are still surely winners.
This boot is built for the freestylers out there with a great forgiving flex allowing you to stay loose on the park. The tongue here is truly a star offering a no-stitch design to hold its flex and shape even after heavier usage. Even the outer shell is built for mobility. Thanks to the design of the instep, it won’t get bent or misshaped when you really get to it.
These have a traditional lace, which makes a lot of sense. After all, the Samba shoe didn’t feature a speed system. The sole is built from Continental rubber that is a grippy wet-weather rubber perfect for snowboarding conditions. This comes in handy when hiking an icy stair set. It can also easily handle and chatter or shocks from days on the hill.
The adidas Samba snowboarding boots are some of the best snowboarding boots for riders who enjoy a mellower boot with beautiful aesthetics.