A word from the product manager
"We designed this boot to offer you a good compromise between comfort and easy tightening. The improvements since the 2017-2018 season are: - quick tightening focused on the instep for better support and a rip-tab added at the shin to eliminate the gap between the shin and the tongue, - wider fit to ensure good support and comfort for everyone, - very lightweight, shock-absorbent and insulating EVA sole (80% air) that protects from cold coming up from the ground.
Fast Lock 2-zone tightening system
The easy tightening of this boot comes from a remark by a snowboard instructor: "we need to do away with traditional laces that have to be tied, as I waste too much time at the beginning of my lessons tightening my clients' laces" 1. Quick and powerful tightening concentrated at the instep to support the foot. 2. A rip-tab on the tibia to eliminate the gap between the tibia and the tongue.
Supple flex is something we strive to achieve. It is comfortable to use, reduces physical fatigue and allows you to fully enjoy your day on the snow. It also has the advantage of helping the beginner to adopt the right position on the board: ankles bent to avoid having stiff legs. You have to react quickly when you're snowboarding so it's important to bend the knees. Starting with a boot that’s too stiff is a bad thing.
Heel support: level 1 liner (/3)
Foot support is essential when snowboarding, to be able to correctly steer your board (foot in the liner, and liner in the boot). The level 1 liner applies 4 concepts: 1. liner that can be thermoformed at home 2. "Comfort Heel Pad" foam ankle pads 3. "3-point" liner tightening 4. "Hook & Loop Link" between the liner and boot
1. Thermoforming the liner by yourself / WARNING
THERMOFORMING IS ONLY POSSIBLE IN BUILT-IN OVENS MEASURING 56 x 60 x 56 cm WITH A FAN MODE. DO NOT TRY ON A GAS OVEN OR A SMALL TABLE TOP OVEN WITH VISIBLE HEATING ELEMENTS.
1. Thermoforming the liner by yourself / INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat the oven to 80°C on fan mode 2. Remove the inner soles of the liners, place the liners on the oven plate with some greaseproof baking paper 3. Wait 15 min 4. Put the hygiene insoles back, put on a pair of ski/snowboard socks, put the liners on your feet and tighten them fully. 5. Put on the boots on and tighten fully 5. Wait 15 minutes, standing still This operation can be repeated. ONLY ON A BUILT-IN OVEN 56x60x56 cm
2. "Heel Pad Comfort" malleolus foam
Ankle foams fill the anatomical hollow under and behind the ankle to wedge the heel in place. The level 1 liner has ankle foams 10 mm thick, mono-material, fairly soft. The aim is to offer support to the heel-foot to match the level of the boot. In fact, the faster you go, the more energy you bring into play, and the more support you need for your foot. Comfort Foam meets this objective by providing maximum comfort for all.
3. "3-point" liner tightening
3-point tightening (instead of 4 points) brings 2 real benefits: - support: it supports the heel very nicely because there is less friction from the laces and maximum effort is transmitted to the 3rd and final tightening point located at the ankle for maximum support - warmth: not having a 4th tightening point at the instep helps with blood circulation to the toes. This keeps the toes warm.
4. "Hook & Loop Link" between the liner and boot
We've added a rip-tab at the back between the liner and the boot. The aim? To stop the liner slipping inside the boot to help you better control your board, because it’s not enough just to hold your foot in the liner: if the liner moves in the boot, you’ll be less able to control your board properly.
The insole of this boot is flat. It offers comfort and thermal insulation. If you feel you need to support your foot more securely in the liner, you have two options: - get a sole pre-formed at the arch and heel area - get a sole that can be thermoformed to suit your foot. This is the most efficient solution.
Sole: grip, traction, cushioning and thermal insulation
Our Ultralight sole is 100% EVA. EVA is a very light material with 80% air. This formulation is designed to resist abrasion while keeping its damping properties. It is naturally very insulating and protects against the cold rising from the ground. We designed in large studs to offer you very good grip. Sufficiently far apart from each other, they help get rid of the snow.
How can I be sure it's the right size?
1. Put the boot on 2.Tighten the boot 3. Stand upright 4. Your big toes should just touch the tip of the boot without causing unpleasant pressure 5. Bend your legs forward, your big toes move backwards and no longer touch the end of the boot.