Salomon Snowboards Ivy
It was tough rating this boot, as i love this boot but i did have a quality issue with it.
This is my first boot i have brought since starting snowboarding a few years ago, after months of searching, this was the only boot i found that was comfortable & without heel lift. Salomon have a reputation of being a comfier boot, but i was drawn to this boot for the heel harness as i struggle with the dreaded heel lift, once i tried the boot on i knew it was the one for me, it fitted perfectly (i found size varies significantly between the different brands), it was comfy & most importantly it resolved my issue with heel lift.
Unfortunately on my second day of boarding the heel harness became faulty (luckily on my back leg!) as i pulled the cord the harness stitching came away from the boot, so the heel harness on that foot didn't work for the rest of the holiday.
Although the harness broke, the boots where great whilst i was on the slopes, i didn't get anywhere near the usual aches & pains i used to get from hire boots, i found that the boots were still comfy/bearable after 6 hours a day on the slopes.....Overall a great boot.
Needless to say Snow & Rock had no problem replacing the boot, the staff were very helpful.
14 April 2014
soft on the inside yet firm : good for beginner to intermediate boarders.
Great boots nice and soft yet firm ideal for beginner to intermediate boarders. The pully system is easy to use and has a lovely ankle hold strap that keeps your heal firmly in place. Not used for long yet but they have kept my toes toasty so far. Its a shame they aren't more colourefull and girly.
24 March 2014
Very comfortable Snowboarding Boot
Bought these as a present for my other half. She finds them very comfortable with the range of adjustments available; she has slightly narrow feet and found these fitted well. Easy to tighten and they have the advantage of 3 separate lacing systems so any breakage will be easy to manage and replace - unlike a BOA system. Mid flex and great for all mountain riding.
10 March 2014
The ankle strap is fantastic
This boot has a separate ankle strap to try to prevent ankle lift within the boot. This was a major problem I have had in the past so was ideal. The main strap of the boot is a bit fiddly as you have to pull it as tight as possible and lock it in. I believe they may be changing the lace up system on the next design. It did the job though and was still fairly easy to use. After a week boarding they are the best pair of boots I've used and well worth the money. I would recommend these to anyone else who has had problems with heel lift. Just be careful not to pull too tight. It was nice feeling secure in the boot and like I had control of the board.
28 January 2014
Good ankle support, high quality shoe
Great boot, however could do with improved lace system
14 January 2014
Extremely comfortable. As a snowboarding novice I found these boots very easy to break in and tie up. Others O'D tried took an age to close up and remove.
09 December 2013