Get away with murder in the DC Judge Snowboard Boots.
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the boa system on these are rad. It does take a few runs to get them dialed though. they don't have upper and lower boa, just one. So after a run, the tension evens out and you tighten it up a bit more and then the same thing after another run. you can loosen and tighten them on the lift if you need some extra blood flow. The pump system is awesome and helps provide great pin point cushioning and heal hold. Good boots over all. True to size, size down if you expect to wear them a lot and pack them out.
Why doesn't everyone have a BOA system?
It's so easy. I get the best fit ever. I fine tune it. The inner pump system is the best ever. Not only is adjusting the boot easy, so is adjusting the liner. I get an exact fit. and in between runs when I am just hanging out, i pop up the Boa knob and let my ankles breathe. next tram, pop it back in and crank it. so easy. no removing my gloves. It's genius!
Not too Comfy.
I really wanted to like these boots, but one day after riding in them, I was in soo much pain. My ankles, esp the medial side, were so red and irritated. I thought my ankles were bleeding by the time I was done riding. I am so bummed. The top also dug into my big toe so it cut off the circulation. Not reccommended
Time savin' boots
I had lace-up DC boots in the past and I didn't know what I was missing until now. The Boa system saves so much time and energy, I LOVE it. You really can't go wrong with these.
these boots were comfortable the very first time I rode with them. I have small feet (size 5) and fit has always been an issue for the 15+ years I've been boarding. Not with these boots-- they are a great fit and provide lots of control when riding. I LOVE these boots.
These boots are really light, and they feel like you are walking in a pile of feathers. I purchased the Scout boot first and then ended up purchasing these. They are worth the extra money. They are more comfortable. 100 %
Boa system great, but boot is not comfy
I only lasted two days in these boots. I really wanted to like them - the BOA lacing system is so easy on your hands - no chafing from lace-tightening. However, my shins ended up with painful bruised right where the boa knob was located. I experimented with loosening the knob and took out the sole inserts but I was still in pain. Too bad - hopefully I will be able to sell mine on eBay!
Sizing - I wear a size 8 and ended up fitting into a size 7 in these boots.
Hi all, got those boots shipped to me well the look the business and am yet to try them out but the fit so happy days, what I really liked is a feature that you can pump air into the boot to get a snug fit, totally impressed so was my hub as he got the black ones but the white r girly-er love them.
Best Boots Ever!
First, the boa outer lacing system is awesome. Second, the gel at the toes is amazing, keeps the feet from hurting. Third, since I have weak ankles, the adjustable air bladder offers more support than other boots, with a decent amount of flex as well. I HIGHLY recommend these boots for all types of riders.
I have found the perfect snowboard boot. I didn't think it existed, but the DC Judge boots have proved me wrong. These boots have a lot of bells and whistles with a single pull inner lace up, BOA outer lacing system and an air pump bladder. But somehow this boot is designed so perfectly that it is lightweight, not bulky so it fits well in bindings (I use size small bindings with a size 7), and has a great medium-stiff flex. I rarely have boots that work well for me right out of the box - I'm usually cutting away at foot beds to get everything to fit just right. But these fit well and the air pump fills in right around the ankle bone to keep your foot completely locked in place.
The BOA system is my 2nd favorite innovation besides Magnetraction. So easy to use, I have made adjustments while I am strapped in and barreling down the hill. These boots also have an air liner so you can fine tune the fit once your feet have warmed up and settled in. The toe gel and comfortable tongue help with impact and add to the all day comfort. Last, the Judges has about a mid flex so they are excellent for the whole mountain.