"Good fit, but wide and a bit longer than normal..."
- Name: 2008 32 Thirty Two Lashed Snowboard Boots
- Pros: Great price point, Hugs the foot,
- Cons: Weird, somewhat loose fit behind heel,
- Fit: stiff
- Flex: mid
- Shoe Size: 9.5
- Boot Size: 9
The fit of the 32 Lashed is hard to explain. The issue with the fit is the inner lining. For some reason there is an odd amount of extra space where the heel is. I think the shape of the liner is made that the heel portion sits deeper than the normal foot shape. I have asked several friends to try it on and they had the same issue.
Even when fully tightened, there is space behind the heel. The lining does however hug behind the ankle and calf, so there isnt any heel slip, which negates the space behind the heel. I did try to size down but my toes wouldnt fit comfortable into an 8.5, so I dont think that was the issue.
This boot, i think is meant for people with wider feet, people with narrow feet will not have a good fit even when fully tightened because of the width of the sole.
I would say it has a mid flex, forgiving enough for park laps but is definitely not a noodle and will be good enough for those who bomb down the mountain.
Overall it is a great boot (2008) and very durable, rode this on and off from 2010 DC park boot, this is a bit stiffer, and probably about the same weight, but has a wider fit.