Darren Dixwrote a review of ThirtyTwo Jones MTB Snowboard Boot - Men's on March 27, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Really, the very MOST important piece of gear you HAVE is your boots, even in bounds. In the B/C, that factor is times 1000, especially if you happen to have problems out there. The higher the altitude, lower temps, higher winds, longer the expedition, etc. etc., the wrong boots will not forgive you. 1st on the list is that they must be comfortable, and not cause cramping, heel burn, blisters, etc. I was most excited when the Deeluxe XV's came out, but in spite of pre-heating them in the shop, I could never make these boots break in and be comfortable AT ALL, and wound up back in my resort boots, my same old Salomon's that are SO comfortable. Problem is, they have no Vibram soles, and crampons clearly would make short work out of them not being designed for them. I did an all day 8 hour tour in these 32's by JJ, without even heating them in the shop, and they were comfortable all day! Yes, I could tell they are new, and they will break in a bit, but I proved out of box that they can go for an 8 hour tour without causing problems such as blisters or other. The gaiters for the laces is SO innovative!! I can only imagine how nice a feature that must be on a 7 day or more outing knowing that your boots will stay dry guaranteed! (actually, I was in very deep snow in the sierras, and with a pair of high gaiters, THEN it's 100% guaranteed dry and warm. without, the snow can still get in the top of your boots.) Wet laces is definitely NOT going to help keep your feet warm, so the lace gaiters are KEY. If these boots hold up to long term use, and multi-day outings, then they are THE BOMB!! The other MAJOR goodies are that they are VERY light, the lightest B/C boot on the market. They ride identical to a resort boot, and if anything, I'm surprised they aren't stiffer like my FITWELL's, which are a TOTALLY different boot, and much heavier. FITWELL's are much warmer, BUT-- I'm sure that changes when the laces freeze up and/or get wet! Plus, the JJ 32's disperse heat and the resulting sweat, and are SO much lighter, and have the same slim profile (if not slimmer) than a typical resort boot. I have to bump up to the X-large setting on my large Karakoram bindings to use the Deeluxe XV's (I sold those), or my FITWELL boots, which I would prefer to use with crampons for super steeps for being stiffer, BUT-- these new JJ 32's are SO much lighter, that even with steel crampons, these won't wear you out so fast as the heavier FITWELL's, and I'm sure that factor is X1000 on longer tours. The JJ32's are very small profile, and use the non-extended setting on large Karakoram bindings, which is better not to have your toe stick out too much off the board, and easier to walk/climb with smaller and narrower boots. Anxious to hear more reviews. Only negative I have read is that the BOA system broke for one dude on the walk mode heels after 4 tours, but maybe he over-tightened his BOA's? Everyone else said 5 stars like me. Thanks, JJ, and 32! SICK!