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Have had these boots for two years now and couldn't be happier. I have never had a cold day in these, even when wearing super thin socks. Liner holds your foot in great and keeps your foot super warm. The simple, flexible styling gives this boot the perfect freesytle flex. Not too soft, not too stiff. These boots hold up on the colder days without cracking or peeling. Don't worry about water getting in, not gonna happen, (Unless you pour gallons of water all over them). I have the 2008 LE version. If you are looking for a great freestyle boot this is your boot. Pair these with the Contrabands and you're golden.
Very happy with these
I like these boots. For the weight they give a good amount of support. I don't have a good point of comparison for how stiff they are. I will say i went about a half size down from what normally wear in a shoe and they packed out to be quite comfy!
Some of the pinkish liner graphic on the White boot did smudge and the black binding straps from my Ride Ex binding smudged the pretty white boot too, but oh well.
The pull cord /lock down system is neat, hard to explain but keeps my heel and foot in place, easy to make too tight. The velcro for ankle tightness doesn't seem to do much, the tying of the top laces is more important for ankle stability.
I started this past season on this boot. It was uncomfortable, had pinch points, didn't hold my heel well, the inner laces are NOT in the liner but a cuff in the boot, crappy inner liner lace retainer, material wears super fast, not very think, crappy velcro retainer on to of liners. Overall they sucked. I bought a cheap pair of Northwave's and they were 100x's better. I rode these boots again today to try the Contraband bindings and remembered why I quit wearing them. Anyone want a great deal on a barely used pair of 11 mens DFC Deuce Boa Coilers? :)
100+ days in these boots - in Pow, Park, Tight trees, loose glades, hiking and teary-eyed groomers. They've handled it all with style, stability and comfort.
The outer shell is super durable and I've replaced the laces only once. The inner boot could use a burlier tightening system, one that keeps the clamp on ankle and instep...or maybe I could have worked some magic on the lacing itself too.... but the only drawback I've found is that I have to re-tighten my laces throughout the day.
other than that, they have taken quite a beating and still keep on ticking. The anti-microbial liners work like a charm. Just keep the liners dry after riding and you'll be stoked!
Great, great boot
I guess it's a matter of opinion. This is an incredibly snug, comfortable boot. The heel cup has extra support in the boot which keeps your heel from sliding up. It also has a material ("cat tongue") that runs up the achilles tendon and calf portion of the liner that keeps both your heel and your sock firmly in place no matter how hard you push it. I disagree with the above poster- I measure exactly 11 US mens shoe size and the 11s are a perfect fit. The toe just brushes the front of the boot while my heel is snugly held in place. Who cares what the inside of the liner looks like?
I purchased the White Deuce boots. I would not recommend the White ones to anyone. The graphics on the tounge smudged the boot on the inside after only one day of use. I contacted Ride about this and sent pics as well. No response from them. If you buy these--get them in black. Overall great support and comfortable. I suggest you order these one full size larger than your regular shoe size.