TM-Two XLT Snowboard Boot
The ThirtyTwo TM-Two XLT Snowboard Boot differentiates itself from the standard TM-Two with a stiffer flex and a rugged Vibram sole, ensuring stiffness and aggressive traction for charging steeps, hiking to fresh lines, and hitting pro-sized jumps. The stiff flex's level of response and support easily handles exposed terrain, while the Vibram outsole offers grip when hiking to summit stashes, and the Storm Shield coating wards off wetness to keep your foot dry through the soggiest storms.
An articulated cuff prevents shell distortion and flex loss over the course of a long season, allowing you to both charge hard in freeride terrain and hit big jumps in the park. The Performance Backstay furthers support and maximizes energy transfer to your heelside edge with its reinforced, notched spine for unreal control in sketchy big-mountain zones. Intuition Foam in the Performance liner offers a customized, heat-moldable fit as you ride, and as a comfort-enhancing bonus, the fleece liner cuff quells irritation, especially when you're stuffing your feet into half-frozen boots left in the car overnight from yesterday's shred mission.
- Serious performance for serious riders who go hard and fast
- Stiff flex for aggressive, high-speed shredding
- Storm Shield keeps feet dry all winter long
- Performance backstay enhances response and support
- Pressure pad minimizes internal lace biting
- Performance liner is thermo-moldable for the perfect custom fit
- Vibram outsole offers serious durability and traction
- Molded EVA footbed offers support and heel cushioning
- Item #TTW00CZ
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
It's been about 6 years since I had new snowboard boots, so maybe I forgot about the break-in period. When I originally took them out of the box and put them on I got worried because they were tight and uncomfortable. I tried to wear them around and break them in but could only keep them on for about 30 minutes before my feet both went numb. My husband finally made me heat fit them. I immediately noticed a difference. They are now just as comfortable as my old boots. They are stiff and responsive which is nice. I didn't realize just how loose and floppy my old boots had become. They are a bit more bulky than other boots so I had to adjust my bindings to fit. This was not an issue for me but it could mean the difference between a binding size. Overall 5 stars.
Not What I'd Hoped At All
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I had hoped this boot to be like my old TM2s (which I love) but with Vibram sole (EVA is too slippery), stiff and more suited for backcountry too. When putting them on, heat moulded, they feel great, but by the time i walk to the gondola (7mins) i have to take them off. This pattern continues when riding, after each run i have to take them off because of the pain.
They seem to press down from above, driving down into the ball of my foot, giving them that painful burn of wearing heels for way way too long (and cutting circulation). On a cold day, I can get a couple of runs out of them because they aren't very warm and my feet get numb. I've worn them about 7 days so far, and hope they will improve as they are sucking the fun out of snowboarding, and I can't ride with my friends because of the stopping all the time. I will add i have very average arches.
The power straps are flimsy and the outer one seems to be only for decoration, the inner one is just annoying making it a process to take them on and off. The inner drawstring is not like the regular TM2, but sits higher, meaning when you tighten the inner, it tightens around your leg , so it doesn't tighten around your ankle as well, denying that great heel lock that their standard model TM2 has.
As these are the most expensive boots I've bought to date, i had high hopes for them, they seemed to be what i wanted, but in reality they are a bit of a nightmare.
*I did not buy these from Backcountry, but did try on, had them heat moulded and they felt good for long enough for me to think there was no issues at time of purchase.