Travis Rice likes DC's Status.
The boot of choice for Travis Rice, the DC Status Boa Boot gives you the support you need for going big all season long. With the in-and-out convenience of Boa technology, a stiff flex, and Aerotech ventilation, this boot was born to spend long days in the backcountry.
- Boa Constrictor closure system quickly and easily tightens down overlays in the forefoot and steel laces in the upper zone independently for the optimal fit and even, comfortable pressure
- Silicone-impregnated full grain leather shell lasts longer and molds to your feet over time (plus, it looks classy)
- Aerotech ventilation system on the outer shell allows heat to escape, leaving your feet dryer and warmer
- 3D tongue flexes with the boot to give you flex where you want it, while molded backstay gives you support where you need it
- Lightweight Unilite outsole with an aggressive Push Zone tread pattern maximizes traction and prevents snow from building up under your feet
- Impact G shock-absorbing system in the outsole takes the sting out of hard landings
- Top-of-the-line Alpha G liner includes multi-density zones to balance a cushy feel with responsiveness, J-Bar ankle stabilizers and neoprene ankle straps to keep your heel locked in, and an Aegis anti-microbial treatment to prevent foot funk
- Internal ankle harness locks down your heel for maximum control
- 1:1 shell-to-liner ratio provides a seamless fit in every size and reduced overall foot print
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any size 9 left in stock??
any size 9 left in stock??
Hey there! Unfortunately we only have size 8.5 left in our inventory.
Hi any stock of 11.5? When will the 2014...
Hi any stock of 11.5? When will the 2014 version come out?
Unfortunately no more 11.5s this season. We usually start getting our winter stuff at the warehouse in the late summer/early fall.
NO BREAK-IN REQUIRED!!!
The five stars I'm leaving here are not just for the boots themselves but for the awesome customer service I got from backcountry.com. I originally ordered these on Amazon (although sold and shipped by backcountry). They arrived about three days before I was scheduled to fly out to CO for a four-day boarding trip. I was dismayed to find out the boots were a half size too small. I called BackCountry and they next-day-air shipped a new pair (FOR FREE I might add) in the right size. Although I ended up paying double, I sent the original pair back and got a refund about a week later. Although Amazon's customer service is great, I don't think they could have done a better job than BackCountry in getting me the right boots on time. They arrived the day before I left and fit perfectly.
Needless to say, I had no time to really break-in the boots, but that wasn't a problem. From the minute you put them on and strap in, they feel great (almost like you're wearing nothing). They're super stiff, making them more responsive than other boots I've had, yet they weigh about half as much as my last pair. I really put them to the test, too. Four straight days of boarding black diamonds at A-Basin, Vail, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. Not once did I stop to think about my feet being uncomfortable. Trust me when I say that you get what you pay for. A few years ago I would have laughed at the thought of paying $280 for a pair of boots, but they really do make all the difference in the world.
FYI, they do seem to run a little small. My last pair of boots were Vans, size 10 and I ended up having to get these in size 11. Hope this helps anyone on the fence about them.
Excellent stiff boot
I have been snowboarding for 20 years, moving up from steel toe army boots to these DCs, trying everything in between. I've never worn a boot this responsive.
Admittedly, on the first day they were very uncomfortable on my toes. I was still able to make it from first chair to close, though, doing some pretty heavy riding. By day three, they were perfectly broken in with no more pain. Also, I'm a person who commonly has pain across the tops of my feet (particularly my left foot as I ride regular most often) and in my ankles. Due to the stiffness of these boots and the completely separate double boa design, I never had any foot or ankle pain, even from the moment I put them on. These are truly the first boots I have ever worn that are responsive and give me no pain (once I broke them in).
From a riding style standpoint, I've tried them in the park on my Evo and in the deep stuff on my T-Rice with Horsepower. Truly perfect for both.
The only reason I dropped these from five to four stars is because they looked completely worn after one day of use. This was especially true of my right (commonly back) foot. By habit, I use that foot to hold up my board while on the chairlift. Although these boots are stiff enough that I do not have to hold up the board to prevent foot numbness, I still hold it up to prevent knee soreness. The few times I held the board under the edge, as opposed to under the bindings or my other boot, left deep gashes in the leather. In other words, the leather looks good out of the box, but it does not wear very well (at least from a looks standpoint). That being said, it is probably the leather design that allows the boots to break in so well, so there is probably a trade off.
All in all, these are the most responsive, most comfortable, and best boots I have ever worn. While maybe not the most qualified, I am pretty qualified to make that statement since I have owned at least 5 different pairs of dedicated snowboard boots over the last 19 years and have demo'd at least 20 more. If you don't care about your boots looking worn (and I don't), I doubt you will find a better pair. At this point, having ridden them half a season, I can't imagine going back to something less stiff or less comfortable. Despite picking up two new boards this season, these are probably the most important purchase I made and helped make every day on the mountain a little more enjoyable and a little less painful.
from the first time I put it on its been an awesome boot. went from a ride anthem 2009 to this. The dual boa is nice to have and the wider foot fits way better with my bindings.
boots breath really well and traction is good.
front lacing system can catch on the leather if you don't pay attention and have it all loose.
waiting to see if I break the laces on these boots as I snapped the ones on my anthems every year. Boa those has life time warranty and free replacements :).
If you want a nice stiff boot with heel locks. This may be something to try on.
Kick A$$ boot
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used to have the DC judge and deemed that boot to be the pinnacle of performace for snowboard boot. Comfortable, stylish and excellent fitment along with mind boggling responsiveness. As good as the judge is in all of these attributes, the Status is just better at doing all of these things.Plus Tavis Rice wears it, shouldn't you?
inner boa guard
Saw in a picture there was a lip under the...
Saw in a picture there was a lip under the inside boa wheel for protection? haven't seen it in other pictures. can anyone verify??
was gonna ask the same question. i was also wondering this. cause if it doesn't come with it then its basically just the DC Judge boot but more expensive.
Sorry this isnt an answer, just throwing in my 2 cents on asking the same question as you.
They do have a "U" around the boa on the inside of the boot and they also are a full grain leather instead of the reinforced fabric on the judge. in my opnion the judge is a great boot but the t. rice comes with a few nice extras
Its there to protect the side boa from snagging and breaking on stuff that you might catch your inside foot on, like when your on a sled or even just swinging your foot over a barstool in the lodge