Built for big mountain destruction.
Light a freeride fire under your feet with the Deeluxe Men's Spark XV Snowboard Boot. Its resemblance to a mountaineering boot is no coincidence—this is Xavier de la Rue's pro model that he uses not only to ride down the scariest lines imaginable, but also to help him with the just-as-terrifying task of hiking up to the top of those lines.
C3 lacing allows you to independently adjust the tightness of the heel, forefoot, and shaft areas of the boot so you can customize the fit to suit your riding. You can also customize the flex of the boot with removable TPS Shield tongue inserts, which allow you to run the hard insert for the stiffest flex, the medium one for a slightly more forgiving feel, or go without for the softest flex. The DuPont Surlyn backstay stiffens the boot for reliable support and response that will last over time. A D-Tex waterproof membrane prevents moisture from seeping into your boots throughout the day, even when you're stomping through slush.
The Thermo Flex Premium liner is heat-moldable to allow you to get the perfect fit for your foot, and the E-Lacing system helps keep your heel locked down for reduced foot fatigue and improved response. An EVA midsole absorbs shock from harsh landings and reduces vibrations for a smoother ride. The rugged crampon-compatible Vibram outsole has aggressive lugs to provide traction on icy surfaces, and it's extremely durable to resist damage from hiking across jagged ridges and rocky approaches.
- C3 lacing
- DuPont Surlyn backstay
- Burly mesh upper with D-Tex membrane
- TPS shield tongue stiffener
- Thermo Flex Premium liner
- EVA midsole
- Vibram outsole
- Power strap
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Rad Moon Boots
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Like most people who are interested in these, I splitboard and mountaineer. Out of the box these things look like big moon boots which forced me to adjust my binding straps a lot to accommodate them but that wasn't a huge deal. I've been touring with them for a few weeks now and really like them. Right away they felt good trying them on and were true to size. However, like a lot of new stiff boots, they gave me a few blisters/hot spots after the first few long days but now they're broken in and feel perfect. They're very stiff which makes cramponing a lot more secure. It even has a heel welt for semi automatic crampons. The Vibram sole is great for scrambling on rocks and ice. I did some mixed climbing/scrambling the other day and was very impressed. My biggest complaint is that even though the laces let me get most of the boot tight as possible, the power strap at the top is never quite as tight as I would like. It works well enough but if there was a boa there or a stiffer liner, these would get 5 stars. Considering getting an intuition liner to address this but it's not that big of a deal just yet. Maybe after a season or so.
Wrong liner and wierd sizing
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Heads up the liner in this boot is not what is advertised it's actually the Thermo Flex. Also I'd size up these boots a half to a whole size. Lacing system was a little clunky as well. Still on the hunt for the best BC/splitboarding boot....