Rewriting a legend.
Over the years, the Salomon Synapse Focus Boa Snowboard Boot has become legend, a performance parable, a fable of freeride. Salomon doesn't rest on its laurels, though. Constant improvements have kept the Synapse at the forefront of snowboard boot technology year after year. This year is no different, with the introduction of the innovative Power Exhale system in the liner, with mesh channels and one-way valves; as your foot moves, it flushes out humidity and allows air to circulate in your boot, so your feet stay dry. And when you're out in the cold, dry feet are warm feet; they're also less stinky feet at the end of the day. The Full Custom Fit Pro liner is also packed with heat-moldable foam throughout and includes removable ankle inserts for an even more customized hold. As ever, dual-zone Focus Boa lacing makes it much easier to get the snug, custom fit that you demand.
The Conform'able footbed is pre-shaped to evenly distribute pressure and provide stability. Dual-density EVA in the Spring outsole keeps it lightweight and allows it to flex where you want it, while rubber side stabilizers add stiffness on the outside for better response and improved traction.
- Stiff construction
- Boa Focus closure
- Power Exhale lining
- Full Custom fit thermo-moldable foam
- Conform'able footbed
- Spring outsole
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- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Take this review with a grain of salt, as I actually returned these boots before use. I compared these to the FLOW HYLITE BOA SNOWBOARD BOOT, and these lost only slightly to the Flow boots based on my personal fit preference.
I really liked how quickly I was able to get in and out of the boot, and how the dual BOA allows for a quick and balanced foot lock down.
If I only would have tried these I would have kept them. But....I tried-on the Flow Boots and couldn't bare to give them up. The Salomon boots were second choice due to the slightly stiffer feel, and less padding than the Flow boot. Good overall feel and stylish look.
Synapse Focus Boa Snowboard Boot
Goldilocks would love these!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Stiff enough to charge, but not too stiff to cruise. Great lateral support with a nice smooth flex. I can't speak to park performance...
Boa closure? HELL YES! Best thing to happen to footwear since velcro! Double dials, one for the forefoot, one for the cuff. Simple dial turn to fine tune fit with perfectly distributed pressure. But be ready - if you have laces now and you buy these it will ruin you forever.
I'm riding them right out of the box and they feel great - a little customization of the liner would make them heavenly.
This one works for me!
Very light,warm and comfortable.