When you need to land that hard ice landing the Ride Ful Snowboard Boots is here to deliver. Coming in an acidic haze, the Ride Ful Snowboard Boots were made with nearly every kind of freestyler in mind; they are light on the ride as well as devoid of rubber. Instead these shoes possess red plastic spikes for gripping traction, which makes them double as a mountain climbing shoe. They are also no less capable of taking a landing. If you want a shoe that laughs at weather and is reliable on the slopes, consider the Ride Ful Snowboard Boots.
D-Mac here at The House, talking about the uber high visibility Ride FUL snowboard boot. This is a very very high end snowboard boot. Definitely looking at one of the better snowboard boots in the mobility collection, actually the best one. It is designed for the discerning freestyle rider, intermediate to advanced park or kill everything freestyle, for sure.
Starting off on this one, it’s an extremely light weight snowboard boot. That was the number one focus when designing it. All the materials used are designed to make it very light weight, however, it’s also designed to be a very durable and long lasting flex snowboard boot for sure. Starting off at the bottom here, you’ve got a full Fylon sole. There’s no rubber on this one. It’s an extremely light compound. They put these little red ice spikes in here. That’s actually a harder compound plastic. Really good at gripping the pipe walls as you’re hiking up them, or any kind of icy stuff in the parking lot too. From there you’ve got a gel pod in the heel. Really good shock absorption.
From there, moving to the super fabric. It’s designed to maintain its flex longer, but also be very light weight. They have the ankle support on the back here, molded to the fabric itself. Then it does have some type of mesh material in the back, with a plastic mesh on the toe to keep it waterproof, but also to reduce the weight. Got a micro articulating cuff on this one. snowboard boot is going to flex more like a hinge would, versus a traditional snowboard boot which is solid top to bottom. You’re not going to get bunching or crimping in the instep area on this one. Pretty quick lace system on this one. It’s got just two lace loops that goes back to the harness, on the middle part here. Really gives some good heel hold and then from there it just goes up to the speed hooks at the top. That’s about it for the outer, and now for the inner. You do have the harness mounted to the inner part of the snowboard boot. It’s going to give you really good heel hold by holding your foot and the liner in the back of the snowboard boot, versus the ones that have the laces on the liner. It’s not going to allow the liner move up and down along the outer. Their hardware is super awesome, really easy to do and undo, and it does click right into the into the liner so it won’t slip down underneath your ankle strap while you’re riding.
From there, we move into a very very high end liner from their mobile collection. What they’ve done here is used a wrap style liner rather than a tongue. These tend to synch and hold around your foot a little bit better, and it is secure with the Velcro so you don’t have a power strap you have to fumble with. Cored out ankle pockets here along with the lacing system and the harness will give you insane heel hold with these. Does have a light grip panel in the toe to allow your toes to wiggle which is going to generate more heat for your foot than a battery powered sock would. J-bars here, another thing to help you with the heel holds.
On the interior, you’ve got a nice furry cuff, like with most of the ride snowboard boots. Really deep ankle pocket on this one. Then you’ve got the directional nap lining here. It aids in getting your heel through the instep when you’re getting into the snowboard boot, and once you’re in there it keeps your socks from falling down throughout the day. Kind of killing two birds with one stone on that one. Very very nice liner. Finally your insole here. You got tri component, you got the wicking top surface. Softer foam for giving you good balance on it, keeping your foot centered, and then they add a little dampening material with the gel pods. Super good at stomping icy hardpack landings.
Definitely one of the techiest, highest end freestyle snowboard boots I got in the shop. Looks absolutely amazing on the Ride DH snowboard and the Contraband snowboard bindings. So really super happy visible snowboard boot - the Ride FUL snowboard boot.