Lighten your load on the slopes with the ThirtyTwo Ultralight Snowboard Boots.
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Super light, very decent
I switched to these from '05 Burton Ruler boots because I wanted something lighter and that strapped into my bindings better (the Rulers just barely fit into my bindings, a real problem in deep snow). I can tell you that these boots are extremely light, in fact when you pick them up they feel like basketball shoes, and when you put them on they still feel that way on your feet. No problem with toe-caps (really called cap-straps -- see previous review). I found them to be about as warm and with about the same sweat retention as Burton Rulers. The stiffness is just a little less than the Rulers but sufficient. I had to adjust my skyback incline by +1 to compensate for the boots being a little smaller than the Rulers.
These boots are heat moldable which creates a dilemma when buying them online. Where to get them molded? Also, when you buy heat-moldable boots, you want the boot to feel somewhat tight on your foot before you mold them, which might affect which size you select -- but if you buy tight boots, they won't be comfortable until you mold them, which is yet another problem with buying them online.
In theory, you can mold them yourself in your oven or with a blow-dryer, but ThirtyTwo says lots of people ruin their boots that way.
I didn't want to take that risk, so I put up with jammed toes for a day, then had them molded at a pro shop and they fit much, much better afterwards.
Overall, fantastic boots if you're looking for ultralight. Good performance in every category I can think of. Probably not the most comfortable boots in existence and definitely not the most responsive.
Ridiculously light but a bit stiff and clammy
The name serves these boots right! 550 grams each boot, ridiculous. The boot is stiffer than expected, although they seam to soften after a couple of days. The lining is composed of a material that don't breath that much and feels a bit like a wet suit on your feet. However they do keep your foot warm given that you don't stand still for too long. I normally end up quite sweaty in -5C (23F). On the upside the boot dries out in a matter of minutes and do not seam to smell.
Like most 32 boots there's quite a lot of room for your toes. With a standard toe strap this works fine, but it might be a problem with toe-caps. The boots quality doesn't seam all that rigid. The lases have begun to splinter and the shell shows signs of wear after two weeks of riding.
All in all a good boot that seams to expensive for it's quality. Works good on big kickers and fast runs on a medium-stiff/stiff board. But to stiff for jibbing with soft boards. But by far the lightest boots ever (at least that I know of)!
Best Boot Ever!
I have been snowboarding for around 13 years and have gone through many boots (including 32's), this is by far, one of the best boots I have ever owned. I was at first skeptical of minimalist design and lack of Velcro cuff in the liner. However, I thought I might give them a try regardless and I was not disappointed. The liners are very breathable and work real well with some thirty two socks. I hiked the back country all day in these boots and my feet were the only extremities on my body that stayed at a constant temperature (Never too hot or cold). If you want quality, lightweight (basketball shoe light), and comfort in a snowboard boot go with these and your feet will thank you.