If you've seen the man-sized urban drops and pucker-inducing backcountry booters Bode Merrill sends, then it should come as no surprise that he demands the best from his boots. He relies on the Salomon Men's F4.0 Snowboard Boot to meet his hard-charging needs. A stiff flex, lightweight and low-profile design, and killer fit offer the response and support he wants for serious shredding, along with the comfort he needs for multi-day backcountry missions and all-nighters in the streets.
The first thing you'll notice on the F4.0 is a closure system unlike any other. The WrapLock system features three power panels on the outside of the boot that are fused with the liner so that the entire boot forms around your foot with a single pull of the lace. Speaking of the liner, the Fusion Exhale liner has mesh channels and one-way valves that allow vapor to escape from the inside of your boot without letting moisture in so your feet stay dry. It also features an Easy In patch that allows you to smoothly slide your foot in and out, as well as a Heel Grip patch that grips your sock for better heel hold.
New this season to the F4.0 is the Hi Flight outsole, featuring exclusive RPU back pads for improved flex and grip, not to mention a thinner profile and reduced weight. Air bags in the heel take the sting out of harsh impacts and absorb vibrations for a smoother ride. The Mystic 3 footbed is based on reflexology, which promotes blood circulation to keep your feet warm and prevent fatigue, plus it has an anti-microbial treatment to help fight foot funk.
- WrapLock closure
- Stiff flex
- Fusion Exhale liner
- Easy In and Heel Grip liner panels
- Mystic 3 footbed
- Air bag heel
- Hi Flight outsole
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I bought these boots a couple weeks ago from Backcountry (free 2 day shipping rules) and I am so happy I did. I have been snowboarding for....oh god this is my 20th season...gross I'm aging, and all 19 seasons before I have SUFFERED with foot pains. I love boarding though so wouldn't quit. I have had 32 boots, Vans, Salomon Malamute, and New Balances, all the same result. I've tried orthotics and no help. But this season I switched to Burton Diodes, and still had pain with my other boots. I went boarding yesterday with my new F4.0s and oh my god. Zero foot pain. Diodes and F4.0 saved my feet. Thousands of dollars later these are the best money I have spent. Save money now and buy these. And they are stiff, coming from a malamute user, these are pretty decent!