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Mega Calves: Spark Boot Review

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I gave the Deeluxe spark boot a go, figured with the bell to bell resort days, extensive spiltboard suffer festing, mountaineering, and snowmobiling this boot would do it. It looks burly, has a Vibram sole AND is used by Xavier they gotta work for what I am doing. See the breakdown from below:
Thermoflex Liner, all boots are heat 'moldable' so why Thermoflex? Cause it ACTUALLY molds to your foot. This is not a do it yourself plug and play boot heat set up. Find a shop that does ski boot fitting, pay the 40 bucks, and have them get you dialed with pressure points and the like. Thermoflex liners are amazing, they offer excellent conformity to your foot for support and comfort.
Lacing System, the lacing system is standard pull/lock set up. I found that holding the clip and pushing down on it as you relieve tension on the lace was the best way to get the hold. They hold well, didn't break free, partially due to the power strap at the top taking the majority of pressure away from the actual laces.
Power Strap ? the Deeluxe boots are suited more for people with LARGE calves. If you have a skinny lower leg profile, stay far away from these boots. Reason being, the boot will need to be closed far too much than it is designed for, causing a loss in effectiveness of the power strap, ultimately leading to lace slip. If you are mega calves man, this is your steez.

Stay safe and keep it going,

Tiny Monks.