92 Boa Snowboard Boot
Bringing it back to Ride's earliest years, the Men's 92 Boa Snowboard Boot is built with a retro-styled upper complete with a Power Strap that customizes support. The Tongue Tied Focus design adjusts where the 3D-formed tongue sits, fine-tuning its overall stiffness to your individual tastes and riding style. Adding a modern touch, the Boa Focus dials in a secure fit without fumbling with traditional laces, which is especially useful for quickly adjusting your boots on the mountain. Complementing the main Boa system, the Boa Tongue Tied side dial tightens over your ankle for maximum security and response.
Another clever feature only found with Ride Boots, The Closer Lace Guide evenly distributes pressure along the Boa's lower zone. Ultimately, this lacing guide relieves the nasty pressure points inherent to other boots with Boa lacing systems. Plushly wrapping your feet, the Intuition Mobile Foam liner provides a customized fit as you ride over the course of the season. External J-bars hold your ankle securely, eliminating heel lift to give you superior response and less fatigue.
- Retro looking snowboard boots with modern features and comfort
- Medium flex is stable while staying comfortable and maneuverable
- Boa closure is quick, easy, secure, and limits pressure points
- External J Bars boost heel hold and ankle support for control
- Impacto Insole adds all day comfort and helps disperse impact
- Intuition foam liner boosts stability and longevity
- Additional closure strap boosts hold, feel, and control
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- Q & A
Boot sides 'twist' as you tighten them
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I ordered these Ride 92 boots along with Ride Trident, DC Travis Rice & K2 Maysis (all Boa boots) to make a choice between them. I eventually chose the K2 Maysis over the DC's in 2nd place (which turned out to be a mistake - ready my review of the K2 boots).
I liked the look of these boots – especially the zipped cover that goes over the lower part of the boot (protecting the Boa laces and keeping snow out if boot-packing or skinning). I also quite like the way the Boa laces locked my foot in, but there was something a bit weird about the way the 2 sides of the boot pulled together as the Boa tightened: the 2 sides seemed to twist somehow and became more and more misaligned, which meant the large leather strap closure was at an odd angle across my shin – which didn’t look, feel or work very good. Initially I thought this was my fault (Jeez, you idiot, you can’t even lace-up your boots!!) but after numerous attempts at holding the sides level as I tightened the Boa’s, or using the big closure strap *before* tightening the Boas, I decided the problem was either the boots or my feet (and my feet work well enough with other boots…)