Best looking and comfortable snowboarding boots at the £250 price range. Good build quality and medium flex will suit beginners and free-riders.
ThirtyTwo is one of the hottest brand in snowboarding. It’s brand statement says that “it was created by snowboarders for snowboarders” and “all its products have been tested and approved by the best snowboarders in the world”. The list includes boarders like Scott Stevens, Chris Bradshaw, Jeremy Jones & JP Walker.
The ThirtyTwo Lashed is the brand’s mid-level boots. It ranks above the entry level Shifty and STW but below the top-level TM-2 & TM-3 . The range carries collaboration with Santa Cruz as well as those tested and approved by Chris Bradshaw and Zeb Powell.
We decided to purchase the ThirtyTwo Lashed Crab Grab after extensive research on the internet and could no resist its cool funky looks. The model is a collaboration with Crab Grab, a snowboarding company who produces traction products and mittens.
- Purchase date: Feb, 2022
- Seller: 44BoardShop (Amazon)
- Purchase price: £235.95
- Lacing system: Traditional lacing
- SKU: 8107000093576
- Review date: Aug, 2022
How is the build quality?
So far so good. We have only done one season on it to-date. Everything is solidly intact as you will expect. It does have a robust build quality to it.
Is it comfortable?
More comfortable than you average boot with the heat moldable feature. Feet are snug. Heel arch feels supported and good heel hold. No cramping of feet throughout the week-long use. We also like the absorption it provide on our baby jumps, presumably from the touted proprietary evolution foam outsole.
Does it look good?
One of the best feature of the product. Can’t go wrong with the classic black and red. Classy and stylish at the same time. Having said that, there isn’t much of the unique design that are available once you strapped on. Maybe the signature crab claw should be in between the bindings?
Does it do the job?
ThirtyTwo has rated it to have soft flex (6/10), which is more suited to beginners and free-riders. We have found it to be forgiving on the slopes, but more advance speed-craving boarders might find it frustrating. It provides good support