DC designed the DC Men's Balance Snowboard Boot with a molded EVA midsole to reduce weight and bulk, and to enhance board feel. The Balance Boot features DC's Command liner, which supports your foot and ankle on downhill charges with lightweight support beams and J bars but won't restrict necessary flexing when you session a rail. Directional fiber lining lets the foot slide easily into the boot and then holds it in place like a zip-tie holds a ratchet. This results in less heel lift and better power transfer. DC gave this medium-flex boot dual lace loops to maintain tight lacing, even into the boot's old age.
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the boots are midflexing but a bit more stiff than anything else, i have around 40 or so days on them and they are still as stiff as i bought them, the liner is ok not too hot or cold but the jbars i cant seem to adjust. my right foot is a bit smaller so my heel comes out a bit and if i tighten them up too much i lose all feeling in the foot. laces are bomb proof still original. boot is a bit wide but still fits in all my l/xl unions, boot size 11. if they had a softer liner like the nike zf1's or any salomon or ride it would be a lot better. i went from the zf1's back to dcs for the outerliner. the zf1s got too soft too quick, but if you are into that then go for it.
a little stiff def legit boot for price
and super smooth in all black
go for it.
For my money and needs on the mountain this boot has performed exceptionally. First is the liner, very comfortable once you break it in and u can adjust the ankle bars if they are causing pain. I like the fact that there is a speed lace for tightening the bottom part of the liner and a power strap across the top to help lock your heel into place, the liner is okay for heat retention, but i usually end up using some toe warmers, which i do with every snowboard boot i've ever had.
The outer part of the boot is pretty basic but has held up well through 90+ days of riding, except for one thing. If your bindings are a little narrow the area of the boot just above where the sole meets the upper will wear and tear, but i haven't noticed any loss of support or heat retension. I also like the traditional lace up. I still have the original laces on them and they aren't showing any signs of breaking, they are long enough to wrap around my ankle/calf twice and still get a good knot.
I also like the width of the boot, I have flat feet and use an orthotic, which goes into this boot with no problem.
Overall a solid performing boot, not sure what the other folks had problems with, but if u have a wider foot and like a medium stiff boot these are the ones for you.
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great boots for the price!
bought these boots for $200 at the beginning of last season. i used them for 25+ riding days last season, and im really pleased with these boots! they have heaps of ankle support (i broke mine the season before and wasn't sure i could ride). i had a pair of burtons i spent the same amount of $$ on, and these don't even compare.
they're not top of the line boots (they don't have the air bladder and all that jazz), but if you're looking for a basic boot you will be pleased with these.
i'd recommend ordering 1/2 a size up, especially if you're going to wear heavier socks. i wear a 9 and got a 9 1/2 and they fit great.
these just suck, too thin and hard on the top of the foot, and that means that by the 3rd run, the top of your foot is screaming in pain...theres flexing bars on the sides of the boot and those dig into your ankle, and once again, your foot is screamin in pain, pain so bad that you cant walk the next day, im not exagerating (not too much)...it might be just my foot...i thought these problems would go away after some time to break em in, but halfway through the season i needed to drop the hammer and say the TRUTH!...and in line with other reviews, heel slip is awful and can rip up some skin, these just arent good boots...your going to end up dreading having to wear them...keep ur eyes peeled to brociety.com to look for some real quality boots
alright, these suck
ok so i already wrote a review but i was way too lienent...after using them a little more, i found out that these just suck, too thin and hard on the top of the foot, and that means that by the 3rd run, the top of your foot is screaming in pain...theres flexing bars on the sides of the boot and those dig into your ankle, and once again, your foot is screamin in pain, pain so bad that you cant walk the next day, im not exagerating (not too much)...it might be just my foot...and i didnt mention these problems earlier because i thought they would go away after some time to break em in, but halfway through the season i needed to drop the hammer and say the TRUTH!...and in line with other reviews, heel slip is awful and can rip up some skin, these just arent good boots...your going to end up dreading having to wear them...keep ur eyes peeled to brociety.com to look for some real quality boots
I have ridden in this boot twice since I bought it and it seems to fit my foot great. The ankle support system is great and makes it much easier to ride and it also makes the boot seem more sturdy. I have read the past reviews and I can understand how the boot might be tough to break in but if you keep using it, it is bound to happen. I def recommend this boot to anyone looking for something with more support.
eh, they're better than riding barefoot
im not impressed, heel hold is awful and theres nothing that makes them stand out, lacing seems expecially tedious...they are comfortable tho...that is after you have a little time to break em in, which is normal...these are just your normal everyday boots, nothing special
I bought these boots at the end of last season, i've been riding them about a year and they're still as stiff as they were out of the box. They're light and not at all bulky super comfy on the feet
Go for it
been rockin' these for about 70-80 days and the only thing i can complain about is they haven't packed out. the fit is still just as snug as it was when i bought them, which means i shouldn't have gone down a half size. otherwise they've got a great flex for killing it all over the mountain, bomber construction, and nice heel hold. i'm looking at buying another pair, just a little bigger.
im a rookie need to know if these boots...
im a rookie need to know if these boots will go good with a br board and rome bindings
They will, bindings and boots are pretty much compatible across the board.
I feel all I bought on this boot was it's logo,