Insano Snowboard Boot
Made for bombing steeps at crazy-fast speeds, picking apart unhinged big mountain lines, and slashing insanely deep powder, the Ride Insano Snowboard Boot is a freeride fanatic's dream. With its super-stiff flex and precise fit, it offers the support and response you need for riding fast and shredding hard anywhere on the mountain.
Boa H3 Focus lacing lets you independently adjust the upper and lower zones of the boot in seconds so you get a perfectly locked-in fit with ease, while lace guides evenly distribute tension to eliminate day-shortening pressure points. A rebound heel counter and Impacto footbed provide cushioning and rebound for big landings off natural features. When you're bootpacking up the ridgeline to your objective, the Michelin Peak sole offers lightweight grip in snowy or icy conditions. Since this boot thrives on exposed peaks and in brutal winter storms, Ride equipped it with heat-reflective foil and new Black Gold liner mesh for added heat retention and moisture dispersion, which helps your feet stay drier and warmer so you can ride all day long in comfort.
- Head up to the gnarliest descents with these ultra stiff boots
- Stiff flex offers response and control for big mountain riding
- Dual BOA H3 Focus closures supplies a secure and pressure-free fit
- Slime Tongue provides rebound and cushioning for all-day comfort
- Internal and external J Bars eliminate heel lift
- Impacto footbed absorbs shock for big landings or variable snow
- Michelin Peak Sole gives lightweight traction on snow or ice
- Item #RDE00HG
- Q & A
Perfect balance: Resort and Splitboard
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this boot just before leaving on a trip to tackle Mount Yotei in Japan. The boot fit so perfectly, I didn't bother breaking it in for more than 2 days at my local Colorado resort. Upon arriving in Japan, we started right up the volcano with a mix of splitboarding and boot packing. I didn't experience a single hot spot on my foot throughout the duration of the trip.
This boot was a perfect compromise for response without going to a hard boot setup; they are also unbelievably light. The only drawbacks would be the durability of the BOA system and the material in the year of boot I purchased (2017), but it appears they fixed that by moving to a rubber toe (my back boot frayed from resting my board on it during lift rides).
Highly recommend this boot to anyone that keeps a healthy mix of resort and backcountry. Too stiff for the resort? Just loosen the BOA slightly but keep the intuition liner cranked.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought these for my brother for his birthday and this is what he had to say. “I have ridden 32’s TM Two, DC’s Travis Rice, this is now my 3rd pair of Insano’s. I love these things, hands down the stiffest and most responsive boot I have been able to find. Very small footprint, not the warmest boot out there, but still does the trick on Utah’s coldest days.“