The bike frame on this bike has acheived the highest EFBe rating
on the MTB Hardtail Tri Test. This means the frame has passed a
comprehensive evaluation of the frames durability. The frame
withstood five fatigue tests with 100,000 cycles each. These
correspond to the loading cases present in standard bike operation:
A little bit stiffer boot, for a little bit more rigid riding. The DC Judge will contour to your foot and integrate with your bindings while securely holding everything in place. A super lightweight Out Sole and a super fast lacing will have you tearing up and down groomers and powder all day.
Son botas excelentes. El modelo es similar al Journey que viene con cordones tradicionales y particularmente yo las prefiero, pues todavia tengo desconfianza al sistema BOA en botas para free ride como son estas. Aunque es muy comodo pienso que si se rompen en un sitio alejado o comprometido, estas en el horno. No obstante ello, si BOA es tu eleccion, es un producto recomendable y de alta calidad
Spent a day trying on boots to replace my 2003 Dc Judges (with the Reebok Pump). Tried Burtons (the Rulers are ridiculously narrow), Rides, and even the 2012 Judges. These just simply fit the best. Took em out for a test run at Copper Entry and exit are simple and these have much better hold and flex then the new strap system on the 2012 Judges. Those feel like ski boots in comparison. Kept the toes warm and heel lift is nil with these things. Response is so much better with my Union Forces and my feet weren't sore at the end of the day. I really didn't think it was gonna make a huge difference upgrading but now I wish I'd done it sooner.
I'd recommend going to a shop and trying on a number of pairs. I was set on the Rulers and so glad I tried em on first. Judges are fantastic all mountain. Happy Shredding.
I am never going back to laced snowboard boots again... These Boa systems take all the pain of taking off your glove and trying to get that right fit away! I've rented the boa boots made by head and I decided that I was done with laces already but it only had one zone... when I was able to dial more specific fits with the Judge I was amazed... I am still trying to find my size because they are sold out everywhere... maybe next season...
I bought these boots mainly bc I was attracted to the BOA system. First of all, the fit seemed to be true to size right-out-of-the-box. It took a while of riding and walking around in them to truly break them in. Other reviewers have complained about the BOA lacing system giving them issues... I'm not hard on my boots and I've always taken care of them... so no problems there. Certain parts of the leather material have seemed to wear prematurely, but no big deal there. The boots are warm, and will keep your feet that way all day. My only complaint about the BOA system is that, at first, there seemed to be some uneven tight spots on the top of my feet, but that went away after the first few days of breaking in the boots. Don't hesitate to buy these boots
I rode this boot for most of the season this year and I absolutely loved them. I mostly got to ride them in the park and they worked great for that. I did some backcountry riding with them and they also work really good for that. They had great support around my feet. They were just a little tight around the area before my toes. But I think that is just because my feet are so messed up. They kept my feet nice and toasty. That is one of the main things I look for. Once your feet or hands get cold the day will no longer be fun. DC has always done a great job with their boots. I will probably be riding this model again next year.
WOW! There is too much to say about this boot. Let's start with the flex of this boot. It perfect for flying down the hill at any speed you'd like. (Preferably breaking the speed limit) Next, is that the boa system locks in two spots. (The front and side) This helps you get a PERFECT and SOUND fit on the boot. It also makes it full customizable. This boot is everything you could possibly want in a boot. This boot and the Burton SLX are the two boots im using. They are IMO, the best boots on the market at the moment. The only disappointing thing about this boot is that this year, they decided to take the Recco Avalanche Detector in the boot. If you have your transceiver, you should be fine though
the tightening system keeps the boots tight and unlike laces the wires wont loosen. also makes it easier to take the boots off when your fingers are frozen and laces are hard to untie. DC boots are always warm and fit great to my foot. just a great boot to place your money on.
These are my favorite boots out of the three i have. they are easy to put on an adjust with the knob thing and they are so comfortable. they have a mid flex which makes them great freestyle bindings in my opinion. Ur feet dont sweat so much in these. they are the best boots to have. buy them
DC scored a home run when they designed this boot. I've had my pair for four years now and absolutely love them. They are great anywhere on the mountain. Great support, great design, very comfortable. I will be buying another pair cause they are that good. Thanks D
i ride with vans aura's i believe they're called i tried these out and i love them. awesome fit and has a little more flex and less stiffness than my boots. but the price is the only thing that gets me or else i'd get these. awesome buy though if you dont care about spending a lot of money.
I got a heck of a deal on these boots and can't believe how great they have been. These are my thrid pair. I started with a pair of solomon's that were great but the lacing was arduous so I wanted a boa boot. I started with the DC Scout but found them to be uncomfortable and cheap feeling. This is not the case with the judge. It's a solid boot and the dual zone Boa makes an immense difference. I highly recommend. Also, the 686 pants with the boa space in front works pretty well with these.
I would argue to say that the boot is the most important part of a boarders setup. I've had a cheap boot for the past couple of years and it left pressure points and bruises on my foot. After getting the Judge I have had none of these problems. It has improved my riding overall simply because I am more comfortable and am not in pain when i'm boarding.
The only problem with this boot is that it does run a little wide and may need adjusting to current bindings. Other than that I would wholly recommend this boot. It's great and gets tight when you need it and loose when you need to be comfortable. And the BOA system has been flawless so far and I can adjust it on the fly if needed. I love that I can make it tight when I'm feeling like i need the speed and keep it loose when I want to do jumps/tricks. Definately a welcome addition
These are the best boots I have owned. The 2 stage BOA lacing makes these have a custom fit that is unparalleled. You can really cinch these as tight as you want. So far, no slippage. The liner is very comfy, and the heel cup is just right. (I've had some cups too big and they cut into your heel and you are suffering the last half of the day). Also, if you have a wider foot, these may be for you. I rated these average, but they are more like an average/wide. I've had Northwave Supra and Burton Moto boots, and they both were a little too narrow for me. The only thing is that these are on the stiff side. A pro for me 'cause I like boots that way. If you like more flex in your boot, then these may not be right for you. Also they are a little bulky. The may not fit in your current bindings. Luckily, I have Burton Missions and they have a generous adjustment range. Had some Flows and the heel would not go all the way down to the base.
This is a great boot, DC stepped it up and brought in a new boot designer who designed the last on Burton and i believe 32. it fits amazing with no hot spot. i love how they removed most of the plastic parts in the lacing system to make it more simpler as well as letting the boot wrap around your foot more to give a more secure fit. And the memory foam liner is just awesome. i can ride this boot anywhere but prefer freestyle. it gives enough support to do all this. try this boot on...its worth i
i tried my friend's pair a couple of times down the mountain, compared to my 32s it's about the same except the sole feels pretty nice and cushy on landings. the boa is pretty clutch too, easy to tighten, and easy to loosen. unlike the single boa types, the double makes the lower and upper part of the boot tightening separate so you have control over how tight you want your foot and shin area
So I picked these up off a DC am for thirty bucks even though were a size 11 and I'm usually a ten but they were just a great deal. What I really love about these boots is the narrow profile and the amazing boa system. It is convenient and it gives you a great tight fit. So in conclusion, if you don't want these boots, just get the boa system
after destroying my last pair of burtons with speed lace, i decided to try boas. i've always heard great things about dc boots, so i decided to splurge a bit and get dc judge. the boots run a bit smaller, i think...but, maybe it's all in my head. boa focus is much better than single boa boots out there, but it still pinches in certain places. boas are GREAT, but it's hard to customize your fit. overall, i would recommend these boots, but make sure you try them on with your board socks before buying
I purchased these boots earlier this season. It took me four days of hard riding before I properly broke them in. (After the first two days I contemplated returning because of the stiffness). Overall this is a great, comfortable boot. The sizes run small so be aware. I love the BOA cable system and do not think I will ever return to laces. So easy to change and customize your fit on the fly. Recommended for all mountain riding
These are great boots! I can see why Torstein Hormgo wears these. They are very comfortable. I have the 2011 Judge boots, but I like last years designs better but couldn't find them anywhere.
Only problem I had with this boot was the toe being too soft. I'm using 2011 Cartel bindings which has a toe strap and when I strap them tight the boots start folding upwards because they're not stiff enough in the front.
I tried these boots out at REI today and like the feel and how easy it is to tighten your boot. Fast and easy is the name and game of these boots, if you're a lazy snowboarder or eager to hit the snow first while your friends are still lacing up their boots, then these are perfect for you. I personally like to tie up my own boots rather than using the boa system
i wore these boots for half the season and it was a love hate relationship. i loved how the double boa made it so simple and easy to put on/adjust my boot, but hated how my highback kept hitting the side knob and making it loose. Everything else was great, the fit, comfort, warmth, flex... that one boa knob that kept coming loose was a deal breaker for me. i had them paired with Burton Infidels so if you have those bindings be careful
When I was first shopping for boots, a buddy highly recommended these to me. I got to demo these from my buddy who had the same size shoe as me. I have a wide foot and my first pair of boots were a 8.5 from burton. The 8.5 from DC was a little tight on the toes. Even with expected pack out it still would have been uncomfortable. I was able to try on a size 9 at the store that fit better but the length in the toe box was more than I wanted.
The comfort in the rest of the boot was great. I didnt have any pains except in the toebox in the 8.5 when riding. My feet were warm and the boa was great going from traditional laces. I just wonder if they can be replaced should they break
I used to have a older model of the DC boa boots and being a park rider I was not sold on the boot. The boot was hard and stiff makeing it hard to even flex my board. For the common everyday rider this is a great boot that is quick and easy to put on. Once again the only problem is it is stiff.
OVERALL: Despite the positives, the DC Judge is a poor quality boot that started breaking apart after just 10 days on the mountain.
PROS: minimal to nil heel lift despite aggressive freestyle riding. Excellent stiffness with great responsiveness, so sensitive that I had to adjust my style coming from my days of old rental gear. Dual boa allows customised fit that really locks the heel in. Fits my flat foot well. Great traction on ice including black ice; once had to walk with these on for 2 hours on icy roads and they gripped the road well enough that I didn't fall (though I did slip a few times).
CONS: quality really lets this boot down; the outer layer came apart after just 10 days thus allowing snow and water to leak directly into the boot and allowing the anchors for the boa laces to come apart. Certainly not comfortable at the start to the point it made my toes numb but they did break in quickly after just 5 days.\