Judge, jury, and big-mountain executioner.
Court is in session and you want the DC Judge Boot on your side. A stiff boot built to give you the support you need in the backcountry, the Judge features the Boa H3 Coiler closure system to provide unmatched heel hold and fit. So whether you're sending booters or charging hairy lines, the Judge will rule in your favor.
The Boa H3 Coiler system features two Boa dials to allows you to independently adjust the tightness of the upper and lower zones of the boot so you can get it just the way you like it. Stainless steel laces won't corrode over time, which means you can trust your Boa system all season long. Originally developed by the military, the SuperFabric upper is virtually indestructible to prolong the life of your boot. The stiff flex keeps it supportive and responsive enough for charging steeps and sending jumps, while articulated construction ensures you still have enough flexibility to tweak grabs.
Stay comfy throughout the day in the Black liner, which features anatomical J-bars to keep your heel locked down, heat-moldable EVA foam for a custom fit, and an Impact G heel cushion to absorb shock from harsh impacts. The Aerotech ventilation system uses integrated vents in the liner and shell to transfer moisture away from your foot so it stays dry and warm. Lightweight Unilite material in the outsole shaves weight and increases rebound, while strategically placed rubber increases durability in high wear areas.
- Boa Focus with H3 Coiler Reel
- SuperFabric upper
- Stiff flex (8 of 10)
- Black liner
- Aerotech Ventilation System
- Snow Performance insole
- Unilite + rubber outsole
- Anatomical 3D tongue shape
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DC Black Liner Overview
Stiff, but not 8 stiff
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I would say these boots are closers to 6 in stiffness. They are on the later part of the scale, but they are not so stiff that they are hard to walk in or feel like they have pain points that grab your feet.
The boot fits a little small, I wear a 42 (9) in pretty much every shoe I have and I ordered a 9 in these. I probably should be in a 9.5, but I was able to pack out the boot and heat the liner up to fit my foot well.
Note of caution, don't heat the footbed up too much as it will warp the moldable padding and you will be left with a uncomfortable footbed.
And the biggest reason why I bought the boot was for the double boa. I am infamous for taking 30 min to setup my boots just right. I never wanted boa in the past because it did not offer the customization I needed. But after using this double boa I am converted. Saves me probably 25 min of setup, and is secure for the entire day.
Great boot, DC has done a great job!