Review: ThirtyTwo STW Double BOA Snowboard Boots · 2024

Published on 04/09/2024 · 3 min readCurated Expert, Jared Lindstrom, has tested this product to give you their unbiased, definitive take.
Jared Lindstrom, Snowboarding Expert
By Snowboarding Expert Jared Lindstrom
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The Curated Take

4.9/5

The ThirtyTwo STW Double BOA Snowboard Boots are ideal for beginner to intermediate riders seeking comfort and responsiveness. The double BOA system allows for separate adjustments to the feet and calves, while the Grip & Rip heel hold enhances responsiveness. The boots are lightweight and provide excellent shock absorption, making them suitable for all-day riding. However, the molded foam outsole may lack durability compared to rubber soles. Overall, these boots offer great value for riders looking for comfortable, versatile boots with easy adjustability.

Ideal for
  • Comfortable whether on the board or walking around the resort
  • Double BOA system gives riders two zones to adjust the fit on the feet and calves separately
  • Grip & Rip heel hold keeps the liners from shifting for increased responsiveness
Not ideal for
  • Outsole is made of molded foam and can be less durable than a rubber sole
  • Boot liner closure could be easier to use
Weight
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
I have to walk a lot to get from my car to the slopes. These boots make going from the car to the hill (and taking those afternoon lunch breaks)...Read more
Heel Hold
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
These boots do an excellent job of keeping my feet in place. I can spend a full day riding all over the mountain or doing laps in the park without...Read more
Waterproofing
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
I ride a lot in the Southeast, and slushy days (unfortunately) start at the beginning of February. The ThirtyTwo STWs keep my socks dry—even when it's 60° out, and the...Read more
Grip
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
The sole on these boots makes it easy to walk around without worrying about taking a tumble. I was a little skeptical of the foam outsole on these at first....Read more
Durability
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
The molded foam outsole is one of the only drawbacks of choosing a more affordable boot from ThirtTwoe. All of my previous boots had rubber soles, but these are designed...Read more
Comfort
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
Most people downsize snowboard boots at least half a size, but I bought them in the same size as my normal shoes because they felt right in the store. After...Read more
Shock Absorption
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
These boots do a great job of helping me stomp my landings in comfort. I've had these boots all over the mountain and haven't had any issues with shock absorption...Read more
Responsiveness
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
The STW is on the softer side of ThirtyTwo's boot line, but I haven't sacrificed responsiveness while wearing these. While I'm riding, the connection with my board is outstanding. I...Read more
Ease of Use
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
Riders can't go wrong with the BOA system when getting in and out of their boots. I love that I can unlock the dials when I need to walk around....Read more
Versatility
Jared Lindstrom, Curated Expert
I've taken these boots from the top of the mountain down to the park, and they work well everywhere. There hasn't been a moment while riding these boots where I...Read more

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About the snowboard boots
  • Model: ThirtyTwo STW Double BOA Snowboard Boots · 2024
Test conditions
  • Where I’ve used them: My local mountain in springtime conditions.
  • How many times I've used it: 1

Expert Reviews of the ThirtyTwo STW Double BOA Snowboard Boots

Jared Lindstrom These boots rock and are my go-to when I head to the mountain. The STW Double BOA boots run true to size. I typically wear a size 9, and my toes fit snugly up against the front of the boot without feeling too cramped. ThirtyTwo did a great job adding plenty of cushion for all-day riding while still giving me enough board feel to help me stay in control. These boots also feature the Grip & Rip heel hold (a hook and loop patch that secures the liner to the boot shell) to keep my heels in place, and the double BOA system lets me dial in the tightness on my feet and calf separately to give me the perfect fit. I highly recommend this boot for beginner to intermediate riders looking for a comfortable boot that doesn't compromise on responsiveness. However, these boots may be a little soft for people who like to charge the mountain at high speeds. Two things could make these boots a bit better. First, the outsole is made of molded foam, which could limit the boot's durability over time. Second, the fastener on the inner liner laces could be more user-friendly.

Product Specs

Age GroupAdult
GenderMen's
Model year2024
FlexMedium
Lacing systemBoa®
Internal lacing systemNone

Review Ratings

Weight

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. I have to walk a lot to get from my car to the slopes. These boots make going from the car to the hill (and taking those afternoon lunch breaks) so nice because I don't have to wear myself out from walking in boots that weigh a ton.

Heel Hold

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. These boots do an excellent job of keeping my feet in place. I can spend a full day riding all over the mountain or doing laps in the park without worrying about my heels lifting. ThirtyTwo's heel hold system uses a hook and loop closure (like Velcro) to firmly secure the liners to the back of the boots.

Waterproofing

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. I ride a lot in the Southeast, and slushy days (unfortunately) start at the beginning of February. The ThirtyTwo STWs keep my socks dry—even when it's 60° out, and the snow is more like shaved ice. If riders are looking for a boot that keeps their toes dry and happy, these will definitely work.

Grip

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. The sole on these boots makes it easy to walk around without worrying about taking a tumble. I was a little skeptical of the foam outsole on these at first. But it's actually quite grippy and makes moving around the resort easy when I'm not strapped in. While I'm on the mountain, the boots don't try to shift in my bindings and give me a great board feel.

Durability

4/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 4 of 5 stars. The molded foam outsole is one of the only drawbacks of choosing a more affordable boot from ThirtTwoe. All of my previous boots had rubber soles, but these are designed more like lightweight running shoes. I don't know if these soles will hold up from season to season, but I'm definitely going to put them to the test.

Comfort

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. Most people downsize snowboard boots at least half a size, but I bought them in the same size as my normal shoes because they felt right in the store. After taking them on the mountain, I love how comfortable they are. The boots somehow feel roomy even though they are snug on my feet, and they have plenty of cushion to keep my feet happy.

Shock Absorption

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. These boots do a great job of helping me stomp my landings in comfort. I've had these boots all over the mountain and haven't had any issues with shock absorption at all. I'm not a teenager anymore, so it's nice to have happy knees at the end of the day.

Responsiveness

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. The STW is on the softer side of ThirtyTwo's boot line, but I haven't sacrificed responsiveness while wearing these. While I'm riding, the connection with my board is outstanding. I don't need to add any extra lean on my heel and toe carves, and it's easy to feel how the board flexes.

Ease of Use

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. Riders can't go wrong with the BOA system when getting in and out of their boots. I love that I can unlock the dials when I need to walk around. Then when it's time to ride, all I have to do is click in the knob and wind them up. It makes between-run adjustments easy as well. The one thing I would change is the fastener on the boot liner string, but it's a pretty standard design.

Versatility

5/5
Jared Lindstrom gave 5 of 5 stars. I've taken these boots from the top of the mountain down to the park, and they work well everywhere. There hasn't been a moment while riding these boots where I felt like I needed more from them. Even though the STWs are soft, they have plenty of responsiveness and do a great job all over the mountain.

FAQs

What do you love about this product?

Jared Lindstrom The double BOA system makes boot adjustability so easy, and they keep my feet dry all day.

Why did you choose this product?

Jared Lindstrom I really wanted a pair of double BOA boots for my next pair of daily riders for easy adjustability. As soon as I tried these on, I knew they were going to be one of the most comfortable boots that I could get at this price point.

What is the value for the money versus other options?

Jared Lindstrom These boots are a more affordable double BOA option compared to other ThirtyTwo models, but that doesn't mean they compromise on quality. The boots include a heat-moldable liner, a hook and loop heel stay to keep feet locked in place, and excellent waterproofing.

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