Hi Fi Snowboard Boot - Wide
- Bode Merrill's go-to boot for any day on the mountain
- Medium flex for a balance of control, response, and forgiveness
- Zonelock lacing independently tightens upper and lower zones
- ShadowFlex liner is heat-moldable to provide a custom fit
- Climax Gaiter helps keep snow out when you trudge through deep pow
- Ortholite C3 footbed adds comfort for staying on the hill all day
- HighFive EC+ outsole absorbs impact and offers lightweight traction
- Wide sizing provides a more generous last for wider feet
- Item #SALZ97X
- Thermo-moldable Liner
- Liner Closure
- quick pull
- HighFive EC+
- Ortholite C3
- Recommended Use
- all-mountain snowboarding, freeride/powder snowboarding, park & freestyle snowboarding
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
What do you think about this product?
January 10, 2020
Big pros, Big Cons.
- I've used it several times
I have about a dozen days on this boot as an all mountain freestyle rider, and have strong feelings in both directions, so I'm giving it an average review. Just know that there is a lot to love and a lot to hate. These are very comfortable boots. My feet are between E and EE width and the wide fits them well. If you are past EE, these are probably not wide enough. Pros- 1) Comfy 2) the plastic heel spine means awesome flex retention and durability 3) great toe caps 4) upper/lower split on quick lace and locking works well 5) looks great 6) has a real sole and not 100% EVA foam that gets ripped apart 7) low volume outer - size 10/43/28 mondo easily fits a medium binding 8) feet stay dry! Overall, simply the best designed, best looking all mountain freestyle outer I've ever seen! Cons- 1) midsole is kind of stiff, not as cush as burton or adidas soles. Definitely want a cushier binding base with some cant for these. 2) heel hold is POOR. Maybe ok if you have monster ankles 3) not quite warm enough 4) terrible grip on icy surfaces 5) Weirdly high volume interior considering low volume exterior, which is a side effect of the huge negative: 6) flimsy, thin liners without nearly enough foam, structure, etc. Overall, perhaps the worst snowboard boot liners I've encountered in 20 years of riding. After a pro shop heat molding, I've already added custom insoles and butterfly foam and need to get a footbed shim and even more foam for one foot. For a premium boot, this liner should really be a deal breaker and salomon should be embarrassed pairing the exquisite outer with the steaming pile liner. From the low calf down to the toes, the foam should be 3x thicker and there needs to be at least 1-2 considerations for heel hold- foam j bars in the liner, or at least velcro for adding after market foam. Adding some sort of cross ankle strap internally, like in the lo-fi or the velcro strap in the malamute is also really needed here. For 2020 it looks like the malamute is salmons best boot, despite still needing some heel and toe protection on the outer. The Lo-Fi looks to beat out the hi-fi, despite being a classic lace and missing the toe cap, just for having the heel locking boa. My understanding is that both are wider than the regular width hi-fi as well.