Conditions and terrain never hold you back, so why should your boot?
- Part of Black Diamond's Freeride Power Series, this boot is designed to provide plenty of response and all-day comfort both in bounds and out
- Women-specific fit features a lower-set and more voluminous cuff, an adjustable calf spoiler, increased ramp in the boot boards, and a slightly narrower Achilles zone
- Triax Performance frame features a forgiving forward flex for smooth fore/aft power transfer and excellent tourability
- A flex-rating of 100 maximizes comfort while still delivering enough stiffness for proper energy transfer and precise control
- Medium-stiff Power Fit Light liner with Strobel base reduces weight for touring efficiency, is thermformable, and includes a Boa closure system for a precise fit and on-the-go adjustability
- Rubber outsole provides grip in cold conditions for touring versatility
- Includes Black Diamond's interchangeable alpine DIN-compatible sole blocks (AT-lugged blocks sold separately)
Share your thoughts
great boots for the casual tourer
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
These boots are about perfect for someone wanting a boot to use mostly inbounds but still have the freedom to tour comfortably when the time calls. The 110 flex is stiff enough to drive pretty big powder sticks easily and the boa liner lacing keeps the liner snug when the boot is loosened up for skinning.
The only downside with them is that the liner will most likely need to be heat molded and possibly get some fitting work done since the liner developed a crease near the toe from manufacturer installation and that crease has created a pressure point. Will report back once the boots have been baked to say if that took care of the pressure point/crease.
Will these work with the Atomic AT...
Will these work with the Atomic AT binding?
Yes with the DIN sole they come with you can use them in the Atomic AT bindings. Not true of the rubber AT sole .
I would like your input on sizing for these...
I would like your input on sizing for these Shiva boots. I wear a womens US 8.5 shoe, have a high arch, and am willing to sacrifice some performance for improved comfort. A quick search of reviews for this product indicate it fits 1/2 size or so too small. All things considered, I am thinking 26.0 right now but would like your input please. Thanks!
How is the volume in this boot? A number...
How is the volume in this boot? A number of years ago I tried on the BD tele boot and it was not the right fit for me. Do the AT boots have a similar fit? (I'm looking for a higher volume boot, or at least in the instep area).
What kind of bindings are these compatible...
What kind of bindings are these compatible with? Will they work with the dynafit TLT series?
These are compatible with non tech touring bindings "Markers, fritchi, salomons...) but not Dynafit. Look for boots with the tech inserts in the toe of the boot.
Reid is correct, as is these are not compatible with Dynafit tech bindings however you can get after market BD AT Sole Blocks with integrated tech inserts. You can find those Sole Blocks at Item #BLD1306
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
If you're looking for a boot that can charge in bounds and out, look no further.
The Boa lacing holds your foot nice and snug. They've got a flex of 110 so they're forgiving but still provide enough power to control you skis. The walk feature is great for backcountry and they're really smooth to use on skins up.
They seemed a little narrow in the toes and I did go and get the boot heated an shaped to fit my foot a little better, totally worth it.
BD Sole change
Versatile boot for the serious female skier
Great boots. Love the versatility of them. They are perfect for hiking uphill, to side country or back country terrain or just for après. But you don't lose the performance of an aggressive woman's boot when charging downhill. Would recommend. Just be careful about sizing as the shell sizes are not your typical ranges.
Cool boot, not the right fit
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I personally love the color scheme - ranks up there with the Gea RS in my mind - though they could have done without the black bubbles at the heels...
The flex is all I could ask for - soft enough that even after a long day of touring, my feet don't hurt, but stiff enough to rip it up on the descent. That having been said, the BD fit just isn't right for my feet. I ultimately went for the Scarpa Gea (yeah, neon kelly green!) after trying these babies out a few times.
Pros: Large enough in the calf to handle my legs. Great heel hold - look ma, no slippage! Boa is awesome.
Con: the arch is extremely low/flat, so not good for us high volume gals.
2nd pair, Thumbs Up
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I LOVED the original Shiva (the yellow ones), and skied them for two seasons with one minor complaint that the first generation liners packed out too fast, and BD has definitely fixed the issue with these (which I have skied for one season and am going into season two right now). I had to go through a bit of pain to mold these but to be fair in my review, I went for a half size smaller liner based on my experience with the 1st gen liners. I think it would have been a much more seamless process had I stuck to my regular size.
The Shiva is the only Dynafit or tech compatible boot that I could find to fit my calves, and while it may not be the lightest weight touring boot, I find it to be the perfect all-around boot that can handle a mix of in bounds resort skiing and day tours, and I feel confident in it's performance 100% of the time.
My only complaint now is with the color scheme... I don't know who thought the barbie pink-&-white/my-little-pony color scheme was a good choice for grown women... I vote to bring back the yellow!