Sharp style, precise comfort.
Even if you're looking to ride 100 days this season, that doesn't mean you should sacrifice style at the expense of functional support and plush comfort. Proving this, the Salomon Kiana Women's Snowboard Boot was created with an optimal mixture of mid-flexing response and drop-dead good looks.
ZoneLock lacing independently tightens the upper and lower zones of the boots with a quick tug of each lacing handle. Not only does this system eliminate the need to mess with pesky laces, but more importantly, it fine-tunes the upper and lower zones for a fine-tuned fit. The laces neatly tuck into pockets on each side for a neater appearance without worrying about snagging issues.
Comfortably cradling your feet and ankles, the Diamond liner features heat-moldable foam with cozy fleece lining atop the liner for comfortable entry and exit. Because it's heat-moldable, it conforms to the individual contours of your feet to eliminate painful pressure points. Salomon even constructed this liner to be fully washable, should you feel the need to keep them fresh throughout the long season.
- Razor-sharp style meets over-the-top comfort and performance
- Zonelock lacing ensures a speedy, exact fit
- Thermo-moldable Diamond liner conforms to your foot
- Heelgrip surface inside grips socks for ideal heel-hold
- Ortholite footbed eats up harsh chatter and flat landings
- Lightweight outsole dampens chatter and grips slick surfaces
- Item #SAL012R
- Q & A
Runs a size too small!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Just a little heads up for new buyers! I’m usually a true US 7.5 but in this boots, I gotta wear a US 8.5.
Haven’t worn them out to play yet but the liners feel so fluffy and comfy from just trying them on. Hoping they deliver!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got these boots to replace an old pair of Salomon Optimaâs that were literally falling apart after years and years of abuse. I was hesitant about the medium flex, coming from a âstiffâ boot, but I realized any stiffness my old boots had was long gone and I was still managing the trees and big powder just fine. The Kianaâs medium flex is plenty stiff enough for natural terrain.
The first thing I noticed once I started down the hill in these was how smooth the ride was! It felt like I was floating over the groomers.
I am a little perplexed at the footprint of this boot. My old Salomon boots, as well as my Salomon running shoes, are a size 6. The smallest size BC had in these was a 6.5 so I went with it. When I strapped these in though, I noticed they donât come to the end of my binding! The outside of the boot is smaller even though they are a bigger size. Iâm not upset over this, just found it interesting.
My only complaints are that there are no j-bars in these boots and they donât come with the strap over your ankle either, like other Salomon boots Iâve looked at. I have to crank the laces SO HARD to get them to hold my heel down, Iâm worried they wonât be able to do it past this season. Also, there are exposed screws on the tongue of the shell. Not a big deal, it just looks junky.
So far, the laces have stayed locked for me and are a huge improvement over the Optimas.
Unreliable lacing system
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Tried these boots 5 days and each time the boot came open. The snap into place latch lever would release under my pant cuff and the boot would come open. Not what you want when you are dropping in on a steep line! Go to turn and push off your stiff, closed boot only to find a floppy front and no turn. In my 20 years of riding, I have never encountered this malfunction. I have used this pull cord system before, but with a different locking mechanism. I was looking forward to riding with the Kiana, but I am still healing from the close encounter with the hemlock grove I was forced into.
Too bad. Back to the old boots or skis!