Expert Review: thirtytwo Lashed Snowboard Boots · 2021
This review is my honest opinion of the snowboard boots, which I purchased with my own money in August of 2020.
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the snowboard boots, which I purchased with my own money in August of 2020.
The thirtytwo Lashed Snowboard Boots are great for a rider looking for a boot that can do it all and be comfortable at the same time. From park to pow, this boot did it all for me.
About the boots I own
- Model: 2021 thirtytwo Lashed
- Size: 11
- Lacing type: Lace
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 185lbs
- Street shoe size: 11
- Foot shape Regular
- Experience: 18 years of snowboarding
- When I bought these: August 2020
- Days tested: 75
- Board: Salomon Sickstick
- Bindings: Rome Targa
- Where I’ve used it: Mount Hood, Mount Baker
- Terrain: Park, groomers, powder
How they perform
What I was looking for
I've got boots for days when I need a stiff, responsive feel, but I was looking for something right in the middle. A stiff boot isn't the most comfortable, so a mid-flex boot would be great when I’m ripping groomers and park to days I want to rip pow laps.
Why I chose this gear
The Lashed comes right below the TM2 from thirtytwo in flex. That boot is solid but is a little on the stiff side. Being a fan of the comfort and fit of thirtytwo, I knew that this boot would probably hit all the points I needed in an all-mountain boot
What I love about them
- Size: I have always been comfortable pushing thirtytwos and a big factor why is the sizing. These boots run true to size down. Ordering boots online can be scary with sizing, but the Lashed doesn't run too wide or too narrow and fits like a glove.
- Comfort: I found the Lashed to be super comfortable. The liners molded to my foot pretty fast. I’d say maybe two or three days of solid riding. I didn’t encounter weird pressure points in my riding all season.
- Warmth: I’ve always had an issue with my toes getting cold throughout a ride, but I ran into no issues. The Intuition liner holds heat in just fine.
- Heel hold: I hear a lot of customers having issues with heel hold on boots, but thirtytwo has really gotten that down with their liners. The Lashed comes with the Team Intuition liner packed in with the Team Intuition Harness. It locks my foot in place and keeps it planted in my boot.
- Shock absorption: The Lashed is made to handle a punch. These boots are my go-to on park days. The sole has STI Evolution foam giving the boots a soft feel landing jumps and really helps the feel when I overshoot a landing.
- Responsiveness: I am really happy with how responsive these boots are. They have a flex of about 5.5/10, which is perfect for these boots. Right in the middle, so they are responsive and forgiving at the same time.
- Grip: Walking across the parking lot at the lodge can be a task on its own. The Performance Level Outsole provides max grip walking across the ice and hardpack.
- Ease of use: Sometimes putting on boots is a massive pain. One factor that can lead to that is tongue design. The Lashed has a 3D-molded tongue, which aids with getting them on, and a strap on the back calf to grab onto while slipping the boot on.
- Weight: I am really impressed with the weight. These boots come in at about 6lbs for the pair. On days I found myself walking a lot, I found zero fatigue from the weight.
- Versatility: These are boots I can throw in the car and know they will be good for whatever kind of riding I’m feeling that day. Stiff enough to charge and flexible enough to rip in the park.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Durability: This was really the only downfall I found with this boot. I have owned a few of these boots (2019–2022 models), and I find that they tend to be loose feeling after a couple of seasons of riding. I tend to like to get three seasons out of a boot, and these seemed solid for maybe two before they felt non-responsive and loose.
Favorite moment with this gear
This boot became my go-to as soon as I took it out on day one. We have had a lot of good rides in all the seasons and models I have gone through. My favorite day with these boots was when I had to hike about a mile out to a hand-built feature on Hood. The comfort in the walk and ride down was amazing, and my feet felt great at the end of the day
Value for the money vs. other options
This boot’s price is creeping up there into the premium end of the boot spectrum, but it's worth its weight in gold with its comfort. Another option with a similar feel is the Vans Hi-Standard Pro.
This boot is hands down one of the better all-mountain boots out there. If someone is looking for a boot they can take to the park and out on pow days, look no further. This boot has lace, BOA, and double BOA options, so they have what one needs.